2012 Victory Cross Country

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2012 Victory Cross Country before buying this Touring bike. The 2012 Cross Country is made in USA. Victory first introduced the Cross Country model in 2010. With front Dual Hydraulic Disc brakes ...     read more
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2012 Victory Cross Country

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Recognized as one of the most affordable forms of motorized transportation around the world, motorcycles have held a popular position among untold millions since they first roared onto the scene back in 1885. Rough estimates put the total number of motor cycles, mopeds, scooters and motorized bikes at just over 200 million, or approximately 33 for every 1000 of us on the planet. While the majority of bikes are designed, built, and sold primarily in Asian countries, North America is fast becoming a continent with a near-equal amount of healthy obsession with these unique two-wheeled vehicles as well. In fact, in just the last 15 years alone, the number of motor bikes sold in the United States has risen dramatically, more than doubling since the year 2000.

Sport, standard, cruisers, dirt bikes, dual sport, and touring vehicles make up the ""Big Six"" when it comes to the types of motor bikes on the road today. Particularly suited to the American lifestyle - one composed of having plenty of access to a lot of wide open highways and interstate coupled with a fair amount of leisure time - are the touring and cruising models. With their characteristic ""feet front, arms high"" design (that gives riders that ultra-cool leaned back look) and large displacement V-Twin engine, it’s hard not to notice when they’ve arrived on the scene.

For well over a century Harley-Davidson has dominated the marketplace when it comes to producing high-quality cruisers and tourers, but over the last decade or so, another brand name has gotten into the game, itching to steal a bit of Harley’s thunder: Victory. As a subsidiary of Polaris Industries, Victory Motor cycles was formed in 1997, and churned out their first bike the following year. With a larger engine than the Harley competition, the Victory V92C was capable of reaching 120 miles per hour. The Hammer, King Pin, Vegas, and Vision soon followed, and by 2010, the engineers at Victory had almost achieved open-road perfection with their aptly named Cross Country model.

Known as a hard-bagger cruiser (any motorcycle outfitted with a set of saddlebags; a top case and a fairing one near the windshield), the Victory Cross Country came fitted with a Freedom 106-inch V-Twin Engine - good for 92 horsepower - 21 gallons of cargo room, 4.7 inches of suspension travel, ample floorboard space, cruise control, and an MP3-compatible sound system. To put it simply: Victory’s Cross Country was an open road cruiser’s dream come true on two wheels.

New For 2012
  • The 2012 model comes with a 40 percent new transmission, making for better driver train reliability, improved engine performance, and a more appealing sound with the 4th and 6th gear noise dramatically reduced.
  • If you just can’t stomach the idea of leaving any of your precious possessions safely at home, there’s a new ‘Lock and Ride’ trunk from Pure Victory that can be installed and removed in mere seconds by the driver.
  • There’s plenty of room inside for two full bike helmets with even more space to spare.
  • The 2012 Victory Cross Country comes with a spare lock cylinder so a trunk can be locked with the bike""s ignition key.
  • More precise automotive styled cruise control which takes some of the stress off the bike’s throttle, leading to a smoother long-distance ride.
  • New reinforced frame and adjustable rear suspension helps up the Cross Country’s load capacity to just under 600 pounds.
  • 2012 Victory Cross Country Specs

    • Model: 2012 Victory Cross Country
    • Engine Type: 1731cc, four-stroke, 50 degree, V-Twin
    • Bore and Stroke: 3.98 inches and 4.25 inches
    • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
    • Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
    • Induction: Liquid
    • Ignition: Electric
    • Transmission: six-speed overdrive constant mesh
    • Final Drive: carbon fiber reinforced belt
    • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons
    • Estimated Fuel Economy: 39.3 miles per gallon (mpg)
    • Brakes (Front): Dual 11.8 inch floating rotor with four-piston calipers
    • Brakes (Rear): 11.8 floating rotor with two-piston caliper
    • Suspension (Front): 5.1 inch inverted cartridge telescopic fork
    • Suspension (Rear): 4.7 inch single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant rate linkage
    • Wheelbase: 65.7 inches
    • Rake: 29 degrees
    • Trail: 5.6 inches
    • Seat Height: 26.3 inches
    • Curb Weight: 765 pounds
    • Tires (Front): 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
    • Tires (Rear): 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3


    • Slip-on mufflers designed to help de-amplify the V-Twin’s exhaust boom.
    • Adjustable Idle Air Control Valves.
    • MP3 Compatible AM/FM two-speaker stereo system.
    • Trunk features comfortable passenger backrest and two audio speakers and a high-mounted taillight.
    • Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk Liner, Passenger Armrest Kit, and Chrome.
    • Saddlebag Protectors are also available as accessories for the 2012 Victory Cross Country.

    Key Competitors For The 2012 Victory Cross Country

    • Harley-Davidson Street Glide
    • Motto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
    • Buell XB12XT
    • Vulcan 1700 Voyager
    • BMW K 1600 GTL

    Available Cross Country Sub Models

    2012 Victory Cross Country Base Buyer's Guide 2012 Victory Cross Country Base
    88.6 / 105.5
    2012 Victory Cross Country Corey Ness Buyer's Guide 2012 Victory Cross Country Corey Ness
    88.6 / 105.5
    2012 Victory Cross Country Tour Buyer's Guide 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
    88.6 / 105.5
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