With ample storage, I was easily able to make the saddlebags look like my bedroom floor.
What's the Diff?
So with all this being the same on both models, now lets get into some of the differences. The Cross Roads features a triple clamp-mounted Lexan Windshield with extended sideburns running down just past the lower triple clamp on either side. Victory spent hours conducting wind tunnel testing for aerodynamics and water shedding with its windshields and fairings and found that the extended sideburns aided in both. The windshield can quickly and easily be installed/removed with the four mounting fasteners. Instrumentation includes a single center-mounted gauge on the handlebars that houses an analog Speedo, a small digital display odometer/trip meter, and a semi-circle of indicator lights at the center of the gauge.
The Cross Country features a fork-mounted fairing that incorporates a bevy of information from a digital centerpiece that displays time, temp, gear, and trip meter, to the display just above it that shows turn signals, Neutral, oil, and low fuel indicator lights. Right below the digital info center is the radio display. The AM/FM/weather band radio is iPod, XM, CB/Icom, GPS ready and the stereo kicks out sounds to two speakers mounted in the outer wings of the fairing. Surrounding the info center are white-faced analog speedo, rpm, fuel, and voltmeter gauges. At the ends of the bars are the radio and cruise control buttons, radio controls on the clutch side and cruise control on the throttle side.
A real rider's perspective of the Cross Country cockpit.
While both bikes sport long floorboards with adjustable foot controls, only the Cross Country has passenger floorboards as well-the Cross Roads comes with rubber covered foot pegs for the passenger. Speaking of foot pegs, both bikes offer highway pegs as optional accessories but the difference is how they mount. The Cross Country has an aerodynamically designed highway bar made of forged of aluminum. It kinda looks like an airfoil, but Victory states that the design allows for cleaner mounting of driving lights and highway pegs. That's not to say that mounting pegs or lights on the traditionally bent round stock highway bar on the Cross Roads will mug up the bike, the design on the Cross Country just does a better job of hiding the mounting hardware.
Lastly, the other similarity/difference between the two models is that they are both offered in solid black or solid Midnight Cherry, however, the Cross Country is also offered in Black and Graphite with Skulls throughout.