Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. Victory Cross Country - Town & Country

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Jim Moy

2010 Victory Cross Country | Price: $17,999

The Victory's 147cc displacement advantage translates to an additional 13.2 peak horsepower, a difference you can feel during top-gear roll-ons. At speed the Cross Country can easily gap the Street Glide, which feels breathless by comparison.

Tech Spec

Engine type: a-c 50-deg. V-twin
Valve train: SOHC, 8v
Displacement: 1731cc
Bore x stroke: 101.0 x 108.0mm
Compression: 9.4:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Frame: Aluminum backbone
Front suspension: 43mm inverted fork
Rear suspension: Single shock with air-adjustable preload
Front brake: Dual four-piston calipers, 300mm discs
Rear brake: Two-piston caliper, 300mm disc
Front tire: 130/70R-18 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear tire: 180/60R-16 Dunlop Elite 3
Rake/trail: 29.0º /5.6 in.
Seat height: 26.25 in.
Wheelbase: 65.7 in.
Fuel capacity: 5.8 gal.
Weight (tank full/empty): 832/797 lbs.
Measured horsepower: 79.4 bhp @ 4750 rpm
Measured torque: 92.2 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm
Corrected 1/4-mile: 13.47 sec. @ 95.8 mph
Fuel mileage (high/low/avg.): 42/38/40 mpg
Colors: Solid Black, Solid Midnight Cherry, Black and Graphite w/Extreme Skulls
Availability: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact: Victory Motorcycles
2100 Hwy. 55
Medina, MN 55340

With bars and floorboards both 2 inches farther away, the Cross Country's cockpit suits taller riders better than the Street Glide's. For anyone under 5-foot-8, it's a stretch. Sasquatch-sized 18-inch floorboards give multiple footing options.

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