XC handling performance w/ & w/o trunk
Today @ the 460 mile mark I decided to pull the trunk off my 2011 XC to enjoy it in it's sleeker, stealthier mode. I drove it about 60 miles today on twistys as well as Higher interstate speeds (70MPH).
There is a HUGE difference on the interstate at speed and with cross winds. A large amount of buffeting that exists with the trunk goes away without it there. The weight of the missing trunk is detectable but it is minimal and not nearly the factor that the aerodynamics are on this bike.
Having stated these details. I'm putting the trunk back on tomorrow. The rear speakers really DO make the stereo on this bike SO MUCH better. I only have the stock windscreen & so I am also considering changing to a different windshield which should help the buffeting and may even add the inter-crash bar wind deflectors to see how they affect the aero characteristics of this ride.
It's not just any victory.... It's MY Victory!
2011 Victory Ness Cross Country #120
Ness Knurled Highway Pegs/KwelMetal Brackets
Ness Radius laydown license
Chrome CAM Tension Covers
Red Engine Bolts
DIY Garage Door Opener
Victory Chrome Saddle Bag Lid Rails
Küryakyn Upper Fork Shrouds
Küryakyn Lower Fork Covers
Power Commander V Tuner
Power Commander AT-300
Hertz HCX 165s Speakers
JL Audio HX280/4 Bridged 140w
Last edited by ndabunka; 05-30-2011 at 10:53 AM.