My reasoning was similar to Luciferiad. Needed more power and better braking for 2-up riding with some storage. Looked at the same bikes and I too liked the Road King but the price was not there. Liked the Stratoliner as well but I like to be different so got the XR and it was the cheapest to boot.
2011 Cross Roads Sunset Red
OEM short windshield, passenger backrest, crash bars, saddle bag bars, heated grips, vinyl closeouts, tachometer, ambient temp, LED headlight, luggage rack. WD lay down licence plate.