I just wanted to introduce myself, I've been what you guys would call a lurker for sometime. Reading all of your comments and thoughts was exactly what I needed to help me pull the trigger on my new toy. Just picked up my new 2011 Cross Country from the my local dealer. 2 days in and I'm half way to my 1st service already. This machine is unbelievable. I've owned a lot of big bore cruisers over the years and have to say that Victory has really raised the bar with the CC and/or CR. Thanks everyone this one is for you cheers.