Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country

No way you can’t immediately identify a . Polaris qualify its touring chassis as progressive…You like or not, but for 2012 the Minnesota brand wants all its models to set a new high standard for hard baggers, providing riders with unprecedented comfort and the greatest cargo capacity of any production motorcycle in the world. Equipped with the Freedom 106/6 powerplant, a proven, reliable and durable V-twin, the Cross Country Tour is able to challenge every motorcycle in its class.

The new year model has a long list of improvements for extra comfort on very long trips. The new Victory Comfort Control System consists of: • Upper Air Controls that allow a rider to control the volume and direction of airflow to the upper body.• Lower Air Controls that allow a rider to control the volume of airflow to the legs. Fully open, they allow cooling airflow to reach the legs. Closed, they block airflow to keep a rider’s legs warm • Both the Upper Air Controls and Lower Air Controls can be adjusted easily with gloved hands • A new tall windshield • A color-matched “Lock & Ride” trunk OFFERING 17.7 gallons of secure weatherproof storage in a space roomy enough to hold two full-face helmets. The lockable trunk provides the passenger with a padded backrest and it has two audio speakers, etc.

And if it’s not enough for you you can pick  the Cory Ness styled version with a custom paint scheme of blue and black that looks pretty good with the bike’s chrome and black components. Special features Cory has added include: • Custom handlebar. • Ness chrome grips • Ness custom mirrors • Ness billet passenger pegs • Ness chrome shift and brake pegs • Ness engine covers • Ness radio display • Ness oil line cover
• Diamond-cut engine • Chrome driver floorboards • Chrome shift and brake levers • Custom highway bar • Custom suede seat • Billet wheels • Kicker. premium audio speakers

On the engine is a metal plate with the bike’s number, the Cory Ness logo and a facsimile of Cory’s signature. Among the Pure Victory accessories available for this bike is a color-matched Lock & Ride. Trunk, along with: Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk Liner, Passenger Armrest Kit, Saddlebag Liners, and Chrome Saddlebag Protectors and more. Tech Sheet below. .


17 Responses to “Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country”

  1. 1 Aug 24th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    One think to note also is that all 2012 touring motorcycles (anything that comes with saddlebags that is) has a high-resolution ABS system as standard equipment. This will really open the doors for the Police Motorcycle business, as well as addressing the wants of the customer. Only the Vision has a linked system (rear to front only) – all other bikes have independent front and rear brakes.

    Thanks for the coverage Cyril.

    Robert Pandya
    External Relations Manager
    Victory Motorcycles

  2. 2 Jeffrey Brock Aug 24th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I hate the Victory Vision. I like the Victory Cross Country. I think it’s better with more smart equipment than any Harley touring bikes.

  3. 3 Matt Aug 24th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Too most of us that like to tinker and customize our own rides paying out alot of $$$ for a Ness or CVO seems rather silly but I at least give Victory credit for making their “custom in a box” line a little more reasonably priced for those that like to stand out but not get their hands dirty. Last year’s blacked out Vision Ness Series with all the engraved metal is definitely a fave of mine though.

  4. 4 1550tc Aug 24th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Nice bike, the guys at HD might wake up one of these days

    I saw one without the sabre engine gaurds and it looks even better…….the Diamond-cut engine/fins look great

    Robert with bikes like this you guys should 2x 3x your sales in the neat future….good strategy nibbling away at HD’s best seller the Street Glide

  5. 5 Aug 24th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I really like the paint job on this years Ness XC. Gotta wonder why they didn’t include the side covers and went with solid blue.

    There’s still plenty of ways to customize this bike but it’s also just fine the way it is IMHO.

    For a heavy bike; it handles and feels like a much lighter (maybe 200 lbs) bike once it’s moving. The suspension is fantastic and just soaks up even the deepest wallows with the 4.7 inches of rear wheel travel.

  6. 6 golfish Aug 24th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    ABS have been on customs for years, they call em sportors

  7. 7 Rick Aug 25th, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Nice bikes. If one is in the market for a Street/Road Glide, these are in contention for your checkbook

  8. 8 Sturgis Rider Aug 25th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Performance touring personified. Significant bike for the buck yo. I strongly encourage everyone to get on a Cross Country and experince it for themselves. You cant see me, I’m on a Cross Country wearing a tee shirt that says Captain Awesome!

  9. 9 Odlamn Aug 25th, 2011 at 10:37 am


  10. 10 Brett Aug 25th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Just have to say, this looks a million times better then Arlen Ness’ signature Victory in my opinion.

  11. 11 Brett Aug 25th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    However, still a little too “space ship” for me

  12. 12 Aug 25th, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Just a completely different approach to bike building and look than H-D. Victory and H-D are different breeds. H-D design looks toward tradition while Victory design pushes toward the future.

    To be sure over the years H-D has put out some pretty modern looking stuff but their Hard core demographic has not fully embraced it, thus they stay true to what their core audiance wants from them. Nothing wrong with that, knowing what your your customers want and providing them with it has kept H-D in business for many years and will continue to do so for many to come.

    As for Victory it’s easy to see why they partnered with the Ness family. Very smooth business move on Victory’s part.

    Robert, when do we get to do a test ride?

  13. 13 Aug 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Steve – we’ll get you hooked up – certainly appreciate the work you guys do on Hog Radio. Lets chat and make it happen. Maybe Cyril will let you write a review for the site as well.

    For those who base their opinion on photos only, you have to ride one to get it. Yes, the same thing one may say for a Harley – but the Victory is a different take on American Motorcycling, a sensation you start to get the first time you touch the starter. The style may not be your glass of beer, but the riding experience is exceptional. Some folks are simply blowhards who wear blinders to all other brands. For those of you who are ready to try a current Vic – and honestly evaluate the machine, I look forward to seeing your opinions.

    All the best – enjoy a ride this weekend!

  14. 14 Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    It is great to see some solid and innovative options for American made Cruisers from the Polaris group. I ride a Streetglide and have owned many Harley-Davidson Bagger. I went to a Victory test ride and rode both the Cross-country and the Vision this summer. And both were great stable and very comfortable rides styling is a bit different which I think is smart. I think the base Cross-country is a great option for touring shoppers that can upgrade component as the pocketbook allows.

  15. 15 Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Great job Cory and great as a base bike for upgrading as pocket book allows! H-D needs some healthy competition…none more so than Polaris…..

  16. 16 Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    After test riding the Cross Country I was impressed enough to start developing aftermarket accessories for it. I think it will be around for awhile….

  17. 17 Brett Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    I do know that Bandit gave the Highball a very good review after his test drive in the Horse Backstreet Choppers.

    & that is where I would be looking if I purchased a Victory, the Highball. I would just change the head light on it & get rid of the factory pipes, but I’d do that on any bike.

    So, I am not just a blowhard with blinders on who only buys HD….I also buy Indians 🙂

    If I had a reason to own 4 bikes, the Highball & the Triumph Thunderbird would join my stable as well.

    I am not a big bagger guy to begin with. My Chief is as close to a bagger as I may ever get.

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