The day I brought the 2012 XCT home my wife ran in the house to get her camera and proceeded to take a number of closeups of the tank badge. She thought that was the coolest tank badge ever. I too like the old badge, much more colorful than the new one.
saw the new badges on a bike in the showroom last night. nice design, but i was not impressed with the execution. the details in the stampings were not very crisp. i think victory needs to go with a molded plastic emblem to meet the standards of other motorcycles. if they are not willing to spend the money to make their badges first class, then they should just stick with decals (no pun intended). at least the decal artwork is crisp and clean. probably the only detail on my cross roads that is a bit of a disappointment.