Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: So Cal, Morongo Valley
I recently bought a Cross Roads also. As you can see from the bikes I've riden below, this is the first "cruiser" type bike I've owned. I did the Victory demo ride thing and rode the Kingpin, Cross Roads, and Cross Country. I had a hard time deciding between the Cross Roads and Kingpin. I liked the looks of the Kingpin better, (read minimalist), but I liked the larger fuel capacity, larger cargo capacity, dual disc brakes, larger passenger seat, and the aluminum frame of the Cross Roads. Also the Cross Roads has better ground clearance, important to me be cause I like riding the twisties. You might be surprised how you can throw one of these around, and if you put say 45 lb.s of pressure in the rear shock you get more ground clearance than you can safely use on the street. I've got 6000 miles on the XRs now and have been practicing the techniques taught on the "Ride Like A Pro" video and the weight of the bike is now is a non issue, really, even in parking lots and other tight spots. Just takes practice. I'm 5'9", 170 lb.s, not exactly big for the bike. I put the shift lever and rear brake lever in the rearward position and the bike fits me perfect. In no way am I putting down the Kingpin, its a great bike. It's just that for me the XRs was the better choice. My first trip on this bike was 4000 miles. I am REALLY enjoying this bike. Hope this helps.
2011 Victory XR (Cross Roads)
09 Suzuki 650 V-strom
2005 Suzuki SV-650 (sold)
2001 TTR-125 Yamaha
1991 Honda NT650 Hawk (crashed,repaired,sold)
1982 GPZ 550 Kawasaki (sold)
1980 GS 750E Suzuki (crashed,repaired,sold)
1972 Schwinn Paperboy (stolen)
Last edited by T-man; 12-04-2011 at 09:55 AM.