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post #1 of 155 (permalink) Old 05-11-2018, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Default New, looking at victory cross country tour

I need to know if there are any issues with the cross tour bikes. They look great and I was drooling over them for a while before victory closed.

Are there any major differences between the 2012 and 2016?
Any big issues I need to look for if I'm shopping with a private seller?

Dealer has a 2016 model "leftover" that I'm going to try looking at but I'm not sure that it is worth the extra expense over a 2012 private seller.

It's looking like both privately and at dealers around $12k for a used 2012 or later model.
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Don't look. Buy. Buy, and ride the hell out of it.

Now, after having said that, the bikes are basically the same between 2012-2017. Main difference with 2016 and newer is you cannot remove the o2 sensors without the engine throwing a code. Reliability is excellent. I have a 2013 with just about 42,000 now and the only thing I did to the engine is change the oil (not including cams I installed last year). If you can get a new 2016 for 12K, I say jump on it.
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Don't look. Buy. Buy, and ride the hell out of it.

Now, after having said that, the bikes are basically the same between 2012-2017. Main difference with 2016 and newer is you cannot remove the o2 sensors without the engine throwing a code. Reliability is excellent. I have a 2013 with just about 42,000 now and the only thing I did to the engine is change the oil (not including cams I installed last year). If you can get a new 2016 for 12K, I say jump on it.
You say cams is that a failure or an upgrade?



There is a private seller with a 2012 for about $12k semi local. Looks like it has driver backrest and passenger armrests.

The local dealer wants $17k for a 2016. This one I need to at least sit on it to see how the bike fits me.

I found a used 2014 at a dealer about 200 miles away 16k miles for $12500. Same as the local used in accessories that I can see but it's the blue silver two tone that I really like.


I have been riding a Honda 5 years and it's super easy to work on including valves. Not sure about victory things like abs would be great to have but I have no clue how to work on them.

How is the heat?
I have a commute for work 15 miles of stop and go. My Honda blows hot hair on me from the radiator but I'm not sure how an air cooled bike would handle it. Do the victory overheat?
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I think I know who this is The XCT (Cross Country Tour) does run hot. That is the only drawback I have found on them. The cams are an upgrade and not a maintenance problem. The ABS seldom gives a problem. I think that $12,000 for a 2012 XCT is too high. I think that from a private seller, $10,000 is a more fair price. They don't ever need valve adjustments. They seem quite reliable and this forum is a good resource. A low mileage used 2012 to 2014 is probably the best value range right now.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck in your search for the Vic that suits you...there is a buy and sell group on Facebook you should check that out as well if you have an account. There are some deals out there so just take your time and find the one that's right for you. They are a solid dependable ride!!

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I might be able to talk down a private seller but dealers I doubt they will budge. They seem to be clinging to the "Only x of y left in country" and charging a premium for it.

The biggest issue is distance. I'm not fond of going 4 hours away for what might be a Craigslist scam like the $9k cross country tour I found.

That's why I'm leaning more towards that dealer within 200 miles. Really like the color and 12500 is near the average I'm seeing on cycletrader.

So these are reliable enough that any 2012 or newer should be good to go?
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The cams were most definitely an upgrade, not due to any problem or issue. These engines are designed & built very well. As for reliability, the most important thing I can suggest is make sure your battery connections are tight.

It's a large engine so it makes its fair share of heat, but I don't think it's more than you'd expect. What Honda do you have? I had a 2002 GoldWing for just over 9 seasons, and the heat is really no worse than that. The GoldWing had those awesome fans that blew the heat AWAY from the rider at a stop, though



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VTX currently, which will get donated to dad if I upgrade.

Battery connection is a big thing with them as well.

Mr vinish is a big fan of the cross country tour so that got me looking at them after victory was killed off. It's a cross country tour or a wing and I like the look of the victory better. Just wanting reliability and comfort.
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It is hard to beat a Goldwing for reliability, speed, power, etc. but I find the riding posture to just be terrible. Legs below you, upright posture, wide seat prevented me from flat-footing the bike even though the seat sits low, highway pegs make you feel like you are in birthing stirrups because they are so high and so far apart. The XCT has the best riding posture for me of any bike I've sat on although the big Kawasaki touring bike that Chykal has is also nice. You've met Chykal at some VTX events we have been at. He now goes by Colt on the VTX Café. Unfortunately, the Kawasaki touring bike that he has is in desperate need of some technological upgrading which, I believe, is being done on the newer Kaw tourers.

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Right the very wide wing I'm not sure if I could flat foot one comfortably and the whole thing is wide like a horse. I agree on the awkward looking riding position too. I've already got an offer to ride a wing next month at a gathering but I'm still leaning towards victory. I remember reading about early victory having many issues but I guess they outgrew those?

I have not sat on a CCT or rode one. I plan to sit on the expensive new one at the dealer here soon.
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