I just got home from demo days at Tri- City in Centerville UT and can attest to a lot of what saddlebag is saying. My comparison is pretty close to his and I dealt with the same slow leader / fast leader issue. Here's what I thought:
Cross Country - Tried it to see how the ABS worked.
Ride great, handling great, power good, wind mgmt not so good.
Cross Roads - Tried it for the ABS and because it didn't have highway bars.
Ride great, handling great, power good, wind mgmt was same as mine with forged bars
Judge (rode twice)
Ride good, handling good but ground peg feelers on every turn (wore off 3/8"), power great
Ride good, handling good but hit pegs ocassionally, power great
Ride good, handling ok in city and followed groves on highway, power great
Same as jackpot but didn't have to push through turns, power great
Same as Vegas but better n highway, power great
I found the Jackpot the most comfortable but if I owned it I wouldn't spend much time on the highway. So now I can honestly say I'm glad I picked my XR because it does everything the others bikes do but it does all of them a little better.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.