I had a 98 Valk Tourer for the past 11 years. The XC is not as smooth as the Honda (No v twin is) but has plenty of power and handles very well. The only problem is with wind buffeting with the stock 7 inch windshield. Do some research on this and other XC forums and read about how to avoid the buffeting issue.
I think, especially for the price, you cannot go wrong with the Vic Cross Country.
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour (Stage 1)
2011 Victory Cross Country (traded in on XCT)
2009 Triumph Rocket III Touring (traded in on XC)
1998 Valkyrie Tourer (Hydralocked - sold as is)
1966 Honda 305 Dream (for sale)
1967 Honda 305 Scrambler (project)
1982 Honda CB900 Custom (need to put back together)