Having ridden the 1900 roadliner and raider I'd say the difference would be mainly in where they make power compared to the Vic which is a higher revving setup. The pushrod Yamaha's being my favorite single pin twins other than Victory have a very harley-like low end grunt but on a whole other scale. The 106 Vic still holds it's own almost as powerful and equally so with some intake exhaust and maybe drop in cams. I imagine the cross bikes would be significantly more comfy as a tour bike though. If you test ride one that'd be a great comparison of two different excellent aluminum frame bikes. Do share.
Also.. One biggie for your long miles.. The six speed overdrive is putting along on my high-ball at 70mph in the mid 2k rpm area. That could be a big difference to you not knowing the ratio on your strat.
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