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my number one request would be hard lowers. I know they make soft lowers but would really like to see some hard ones made.

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I agree. However, the way they price stuff they would be over $1,000. I am leaving my bike with Cee Baileys for them to design something. I am sure Polaris could do a better job, but....$$$$$

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Adjustable height passenger pegs/floorboards. Victory did an awesome job making the Cross bikes comfortable for the drivers but after building a nice seat for the passengers they stopped. Passengers with average length legs are good but long/short legged passengers have to suffer.

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Adjustable height passenger pegs/floorboards. Victory did an awesome job making the Cross bikes comfortable for the drivers but after building a nice seat for the passengers they stopped. Passengers with average length legs are good but long/short legged passengers have to suffer.

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My SO is 4'11", and has relatively short legs for her height (maybe an 18" inseam). I just asked her and she said she has no issue with the XC. Not disagreeing with you though, if you know someone with an issue.

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my number one request would be hard lowers. I know they make soft lowers but would really like to see some hard ones made.
Hard lowers would be the thing I would like also. I do wish they would look into pricing on the accessories that they do offer. $400.00 for a XM factory radio seems to be a little over the top.

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I wish they would stop making accessories all together. Victory makes great bikes, and overpriced accessories. Luckily, I don't mind buying after market goodies for my ride.

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My SO is 4'11", and has relatively short legs for her height (maybe an 18" inseam). I just asked her and she said she has no issue with the XC. Not disagreeing with you though, if you know someone with an issue.
I agree. My wife is 4'9 and she loves the XC. We test drove many bikes and nothing fit her as good as the XC.

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I agree. My wife is 4'9 and she loves the XC. We test drove many bikes and nothing fit her as good as the XC.
My wife is 5'-6" and has legs that go down to the ground. I had to purchase a passenger peg lowering kit made by Kuryakyn. Victory definitely needs to address passenger comfort if they want to call the Cross bikes "touring cruisers." I for one, bought my XR to do 2 up touring as well as other types of riding.

While I'm at it, what's with those dorky 1940s style road lights Vic offers for the Cross bikes? They worked very hard to come up with a successful art deco, yet modern appearance and blew it with those lights. Why not something that blends with the headlight? Why don't they sell the support bracket for those lights separately, so we can select our own lights? Inquiring minds want to know.

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My wife is 5'-6" and has legs that go down to the ground. I had to purchase a passenger peg lowering kit made by Kuryakyn. Victory definitely needs to address passenger comfort if they want to call the Cross bikes "touring cruisers." I for one, bought my XR to do 2 up touring as well as other types of riding.

While I'm at it, what's with those dorky 1940s style road lights Vic offers for the Cross bikes? They worked very hard to come up with a successful art deco, yet modern appearance and blew it with those lights. Why not something that blends with the headlight? Why don't they sell the support bracket for those lights separately, so we can select our own lights? Inquiring minds want to know.
As far as passengers go, the cross bikes def seem to favor smaller passengers. When we test drove the Ultra Glide the back of my wife's calf hit the hard bags. It was right the opposite of the XC. To be honest I was all in on an Ultra Glide, then the wife test rode the XC with me and all but begged me to go with the XC.

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RICZ,
What Kuryakyn part numbers did you get to make this work? Did you stay with pegs or change to passenger floorboards? There are a lot of complaints from people with passengers with long legs. If your option is usable/affordable/looks good I sure your setup will prove helpful for many Cross bike owners.

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