I have a v-rod and a cross country. Both great bikes, neither exactly main stream, which is a good thing. If you put a cam in the victory it will be about as fast as the v-rod, and probably more comfortable. Something to think about. Can't go wrong either way.
I know Victory had been offering $1000 rebates if you took a demo ride and then bought one of their bikes. Not sure if that program is still in effect. There is also a $1000 rebate for Military, Police and Firefighters. If you can find a 2012 leftover the dealers will be willing to offer big discounts too. No matter what, you'll definitely be able to get a new Vegas 8 Ball for thousands less than a new V-Rod. Both are great bikes though so test ride them and then decide what is best for you.