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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Default Cross Country 8-Ball

Looking at purchasing the 8-Ball model of the Cross Country. I was surprised when I read a post on this site from 2 weeks ago where that model didn't come with a radio. I thought that the only difference was that it wasn't chromed. Are there any other differences besides the radio? I'll be talking with a dealer in a few weeks and wanted to have a bit more knowledge. Thanks for your assistance.
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from what ive read it also has no cruise control.

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I don't know about the radio , but no cruise and no ABS.

In with the new :2013 Suede Nuclear Sunset XC
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I own one.

Here is what is does not have compared to a regular XC-

OEM radio- it does have a ipod hookup in the right saddlebag which hooks into an amp in the fairing. The amp then pushes the music to the fairing speakers. It sounds really good.

OEM radio display- it's does not have a display which tells you audio tracks and so forth.

Cruise- it does not have cruise. It can be added though.

ABS- I'm sure this can not be added. I haven't confirmed this though..

Other than this, it is exactly like a regular XC. I personally like the all black (murdered) look. Coming from a vegas 8 ball, this was a huge upgrade for me. I couldn't be happier with my bike. I have no regrets.

With all this said, I added a trunk, hard lowers, fairing winglets, OEM radio and OEM display. Here are a few pics-

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I should also mention, the items I have added, are all plug and play.

Vic's website says a lot of items are not compatible, but they are.

Good luck on your decision!!


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That looks really sharp, all blacked out like that.



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hey nice upgrades, hows that wind screen work with the madstad bracket? did you try it first without the madstad bracket? came off a roadglide recently bought a xc and am looking for a setup i can throw on for long rides that cuts down the turbulence. im about 6'1" and stock is obviously not setup for function (looks good) but need some options. also what do you think of the lowers? i ran fairing lowers on my hd i liked the protection, but the harley ran hot and wanted to wait to see the needs. im new to victory so it looks like you have the xctour lowers? i see some other lowers too on some bikes...

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That looks really sharp, all blacked out like that.

Thank you sir!


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I should also mention, the items I have added, are all plug and play.

Vic's website says a lot of items are not compatible, but they are.

Good luck on your decision!!


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hey nice upgrades, hows that wind screen work with the madstad bracket? did you try it first without the madstad bracket? came off a roadglide recently bought a xc and am looking for a setup i can throw on for long rides that cuts down the turbulence. im about 6'1" and stock is obviously not setup for function (looks good) but need some options. also what do you think of the lowers? i ran fairing lowers on my hd i liked the protection, but the harley ran hot and wanted to wait to see the needs. im new to victory so it looks like you have the xctour lowers? i see some other lowers too on some bikes...

Thanks for the bike compliments!


The klock werks windshield worked better than stock, obviously. Like tou said, the stock blade looked good, but wasn't functional.

I did run the klock werks without the madstad for about a week, and honestly it was an improvement, but it still needed lots of work.

When I added the madstad system, it eliminated probably 75% of my buffetting.

I did add the lowers from a XC tour. I haven't had a chance to ride with them yet, but I'm certain my buffeting will almost be non-existent. One thing about the Victory OEM hard lowers is they have a adjustable vent, which allows you to let air flow by your legs on those hot days.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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