Have you ridden a comparable BMW? It's a whole different animal, and you know people like all sorts of animals.
I've had three BMW's in the past... and never liked the look of a 'Harley type' bike, until now, with the Victory... to me the lower riding position feels much more planted, and I'm happy I got the Cross Roads.. my Victory dealer in Bakersfield, CA also sells BMW and it's hard NOT to appreciate them too.
It's AMAZING to me after riding the Cross Roads for a while to switch back to my 'Sport Touring' R1150R... the steering is SO different (squirrely) compared to the Victory, almost scary.
2012 Victory Cross Roads
2003 BMW R1150R
1978 BMW R75/7
1974 BMW R75/5