Newbie Here. I went and test drove a Cross Country yesterday. Wow really liked it . I'm not a newbie to motorcylcling, been riding since I was 12 and I'm 52. I've had my share of bikes wth my favorites being the HD Roadglide & a Goldwing. I test drove the XC out of curiosity because I seen one at bike night and really liked it, it stood out more that anything there to me and my wife. Long story short I'm picking it up this Saturday and I'm pumped to say the least. I loved everything about the bike, the handling, the torque & HP, guages, ergonomics, Bump obsortion was a huge treat. I went and looked at another RG and started having flashbacks of road irregularities and decided to go to the Victory dealer. This was a good move, the XC rides very,very good. You can actually hit a pothole without leaving part of you or the bike behind. I love the looks of the bike as well. Big time. Well looks like its going to be a great weekend.
Congratulations NewCrew and welcome to the Vic family! We too were smitten upon test riding our Vic about one year ago. Now I just can't ride enough to be satisfied, and I ride a lot. We settled for the Vision, primarily because I am used to riding bikes with frame mounted fairings, and I just liked the way the vision felt and handled in wind and highway traffic turbulence. Also at the time the XC did not have a top box available. I do love the looks of the XC and also love the saddle bag design.
I can assure you that you have just purchased one of the best quality, most reliable bikes on the market. We have logged nearly 19K miles in the first year and haven't had the bike in for a single repair or adjustment yet!
I was even delighted that we got 15K miles out of the first rear tire and the front is still going strong. This is considerably more than I have ever gotten on a rear on any other bike, even smaller, lighter bikes.
Like all machines you will probably notice a quirk or two about your particular bike, but it's nice to know that when you are ready to head out on the open road you don't have to worry or take any unusual precautions.
If you can, post a pic or two of your new bike, or you and the mrs on the bike. Again congrats and have a ball!