My SO is 4'11", and has relatively short legs for her height (maybe an 18" inseam):ltr:. I just asked her and she said she has no issue with the XC. Not disagreeing with you though, if you know someone with an issue.Adjustable height passenger pegs/floorboards. Victory did an awesome job making the Cross bikes comfortable for the drivers but after building a nice seat for the passengers they stopped. Passengers with average length legs are good but long/short legged passengers have to suffer.
You can't have everything though!
Hard lowers would be the thing I would like also. I do wish they would look into pricing on the accessories that they do offer. $400.00 for a XM factory radio seems to be a little over the top.my number one request would be hard lowers. I know they make soft lowers but would really like to see some hard ones made.
I agree. My wife is 4'9 and she loves the XC. We test drove many bikes and nothing fit her as good as the XC.My SO is 4'11", and has relatively short legs for her height (maybe an 18" inseam):ltr:. I just asked her and she said she has no issue with the XC. Not disagreeing with you though, if you know someone with an issue.
My wife is 5'-6" and has legs that go down to the ground. I had to purchase a passenger peg lowering kit made by Kuryakyn. Victory definitely needs to address passenger comfort if they want to call the Cross bikes "touring cruisers." I for one, bought my XR to do 2 up touring as well as other types of riding.I agree. My wife is 4'9 and she loves the XC. We test drove many bikes and nothing fit her as good as the XC.
As far as passengers go, the cross bikes def seem to favor smaller passengers. When we test drove the Ultra Glide the back of my wife's calf hit the hard bags. It was right the opposite of the XC. To be honest I was all in on an Ultra Glide, then the wife test rode the XC with me and all but begged me to go with the XC.My wife is 5'-6" and has legs that go down to the ground. I had to purchase a passenger peg lowering kit made by Kuryakyn. Victory definitely needs to address passenger comfort if they want to call the Cross bikes "touring cruisers." I for one, bought my XR to do 2 up touring as well as other types of riding.
While I'm at it, what's with those dorky 1940s style road lights Vic offers for the Cross bikes? They worked very hard to come up with a successful art deco, yet modern appearance and blew it with those lights. Why not something that blends with the headlight? Why don't they sell the support bracket for those lights separately, so we can select our own lights? Inquiring minds want to know.
I bought the parts through J&P Cycles and I think the numbers I'm quoting are theirs, although the items are Kuryakyn....RICZ,
What Kuryakyn part numbers did you get to make this work? Did you stay with pegs or change to passenger floorboards? There are a lot of complaints from people with passengers with long legs. If your option is usable/affordable/looks good I sure your setup will prove helpful for many Cross bike owners.
Maybe this picture will show 'em off until I can do better.I looked at Kuryakyn before and came up with that same combination. I suggeted it to an owner on another website and somone else popped in and said it wouldn't work. Glad to see it does! It looks good (from what I can see) and obviously functions well or you would've changed back.
The photo shows them folded back. When deployed for a passenger, the 4" arm is parallel with the peg support, allowing for more leg stretch by placing the foot peg not only lower, but more forward. The peg adequately clears the exhaust shield. I'm quite pleased with the arrangement.Definately a huge difference in legroom! Note that Kuryakyn also makes an adjustable offset (2" and 4") that should work with the same splined adapter. This setup would allow 2-4" adjustments up, down, forward or back. I think you could also get a heel stirrup to work with pegs if you prefer them over mini floorboards.
My frau prefers pegs to boards, so she can hook her boot heels on them for bracing under braking force. I know a lot of passengers like boards, so how about a choice? We have windscreen choice and highway bar choice. Why not where-you-put-your-feet-choice? Let's all go to the town square and demonstrate for that. :crzy:Agree with the passenger floorboards. It would be great if they were adjustable. Also, a trunk rail so to move the trunk back an inch or two would also be a great idea. Butts come in different sizes, small, average, large and a combination of all the above. Neither of these mods should cost much. If the do, accessories would be the answer, regardless who makes them. The X bikes are the best made rides, imho, on the road today. Enjoy your ride.cheers