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Victory Unveils The New Standard For Hard - Baggers: Cross Country & Cross Roads

January 19th, 2010



NEW MODELS OFFER THE BEST COMBINATION OF POWER, COMFORT & CARGO SPACE

Sydney (November 20, 2009) - Only Victory could offer the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ - high-performance, high-comfort interpretations of the ultra-popular hard bagger cruiser with distinctively fresh Victory styling. The fairing-equipped Cross Country™ and windshieldequipped Cross Roads™ provide long riders with the best power, handling, ride, comfort and cargo space they've ever enjoyed on the open road.

Of course, these bikes feature distinctive, forward-thinking, creative styling - a Victory hallmark.

There's nothing retro about the tire-hugging front fender, the stylish Cross Roads™ headlight, the dynamic Cross Country™ fairing, the sculpted fuel tank and the fl owing lines of the rear fender.

These are really not your father's hard baggers. But now that they're here, have Dad climb on and see what a great touring experience really feels like.

POWERTRAIN: IMPRESSIVE, RELIABLE & PROVEN FREEDOM® PERFORMANCE

The Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ are powered by the Victory Freedom® 106/6 Stage 1 V-Twin. This is a 106-cubic inch engine with a 6-speed transmission with overdrive. This is the same engine that powers Victory Vision models and it delivers 92 horsepower and 109 ft-lb of torque - impressive power for solo or two-up touring. There is ample power on demand for merging into interstate traffi c, overtaking vehicles on highways and for making good time on the open road.

This proven and reliable 50° V-Twin has single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder.

Victory Freedom engines have a long track record of excellent performance while requiring only routine scheduled maintenance. This engine, for example, has self-adjusting cam chains and hydraulic lifters. It is also counterbalanced for smooth operation and minimal vibration, enhancing rider comfort.

The electronic fuel injection (EFI) has dual 45mm throttle bodies, and the air intake is under the fuel tank, so intake noise is minimized. The engine uses an all-new, split dual exhaust with a new hydroformed crossover pipe and hydroformed collector designed to evenly balance flow. Stylish accessory exhaust tips are available for both models, as is a Stage 1 Kit that unleashes additional performance by opening up the intake and exhaust.

Sixth gear in the 6-speed transmission is a true overdrive that is ideal for smooth, efficient cruising on the highway. Final drive is a belt drive using a carbon fiber-reinforced belt.

Each bike has a 22-litre fuel tank with a 3.8-litre reserve.

CHASSIS: INNOVATIVE FRAME DESIGN & PREMIUM SUSPENSION

Both models have an innovative frame design that is similar to that of the Victory Vision yet is distinctly engineered to optimize the ride and performance of the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™.

These bikes have a two-piece, sand-cast, hollow aluminum frame, with the two main components joined just forward of the seat. The fuel tank is mounted atop the hollow front section of the frame, and the engine - a stressed member in all Victory chassis - is mounted under that front section.

The rear frame piece hosts the seat, swing arm, patent-pending rear suspension linkage, rear fender and saddlebags.

Victory's CORE Technology™, combined with Innovative mass placement, ensures that both the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ are the lightest bikes in their class. As an added benefit, both bikes have exceptionally low centers of gravity for easy handling at all speeds.

The rear suspension features a mono-tube shock that is air-adjustable and provides 120mm of travel.

The Schrader valve used to adjust the shock's air pressure is mounted inside the bike's right-hand side cover, as is a small chart specifying the recommended air pressure for various passenger-and-cargo weights.

Up front are a pair of 43mm-diameter inverted cartridge forks that provide 130mm of travel. The front end is engineered to deliver responsive handling with an easy steering effort on both the fairing-equipped Cross Country™ and the windshield-equipped Cross Roads™.

Both of these touring models have premium Victory brake packages. Up front are dual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers, and the rear brake is a 300mm floating rotor with a 2-piston caliper.

These bikes roll on new "Roulette" wheels that are standard on all Model Year 2010 Victory touring models. These are lighter weight, hollow-spoked wheels engineered for optimized geometry and excellent performance. The Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ ride on Dunlop® Elite 3 tires.

The front and rear sets of turn signals and the taillight consist of clusters of ultra-bright LED lights.

The chin spoiler at the front of the frame adds style and covers the battery and oil cooler.

ERGONOMICS: 2-UP COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL

The Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ are both designed to provide the driver and passenger with comfortable seating positions that let them enjoy the ride, whether it's across town or a full day of touring.

The driver enjoys a 667mm seat height - the lowest-in-class seat height for both models - and the front of the comfortable seat is narrow to allow the driver's legs to stretch directly down to the ground at stops.

The 18-inch-long (45cm) floorboards - the longest in the class - allow a driver to vary foot placement and leg angle, flexibility that provides significant riding comfort during long days in the saddle. The shift lever is a toe-only shifter so the rear section of the left floorboard remains open for flexible foot positioning. A heel-toe shifter is available as a Pure Victory Gear accessory.

The handlebars on both models position the upper controls so they're easy to reach and operate, and the bars are adjustable: They can be rotated to the height the driver prefers, and the adjustment can be made on both bikes without removing anything.

The passenger sits on a comfortable pad that is slightly higher than the driver seat so the passenger can see over or around the driver. Every seat for these new touring models - including the stock seat and all Pure Victory Gear accessory seats - comes with a slot that will accommodate an accessory driver backrest. A Passenger Backrest for the passenger is available, as are Chrome Passenger Handholds.

The wiring harness on both the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ is equipped to accommodate the installation of accessories such as driving lights, heated driver handgrips, cruise control and heated seats.

SADDLEBAGS: COPIOUS CARGO CAPACITY

The dual saddlebags have a total cargo capacity of 80.6 litres, and each bag will hold approximately 11.3kg of cargo. These saddlebags provide the greatest cargo volume among the market's best-selling hard-bagged cruisers - their capacity is 25% more than the Harley-Davidson® Street Glide.

With these spacious saddlebags and the bikes' innovative, effi cient frame design, the Cross Country™ and Cross Roads™ offer the segment's leading load capacity.
These saddlebags feature glass-fi lled nylon construction for strength and durability, and each has a hinged lid with a lockable latch that can be operated with one hand. They were engineered to use exterior mounting hardware, so the interior of the bags is almost completely open for cargo. The bags can be removed from their mounts quickly and easily via quarter-turn fasteners for thorough bike cleaning and easy access to the rear tire to check air pressure.

Pure Victory Gear offers saddlebag accessories including; Saddlebag Lid Rails that mount on the lids and serve as cargo racks; Saddlebag Liners (zippered luggage that fi ts conveniently inside the bags); and Saddlebag Lid Organizers, which are mesh pockets that hold an assortment of small items conveniently inside the lids.

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CROSS COUNTRY™:

A LOOK AT ITS UNIQUE FEATURES

The Cross Country™ offers a touring rider outstanding protection, comfort and convenience with its fork-mounted fairing. The fairing serves as the headlight housing, it blocks and deflects wind, precipitation and road debris such as stones kicked up by other vehicles, and it hosts extensive instrumentation and an audio system.

The design of the fairing is both stylish and practical. The styling coordinates with the unique look of the Cross Country™, and the design provides optimal rider protection.

Extensive computer modeling, wind tunnel testing and on-road evaluation went into the fairing's final design. A ridge running across the front face of the fairing is stylish - and it also deflects wind and rain to the sides, beyond the driver's hands. At the base of the windshield is a small channel that allows air to stream up the back face of the windshield for optimized air fl ow. Pure Victory Gear offers a selection of high and low accessory
windshields. The combination of an accessory tall windshield and lower wind deflectors will provide the most thorough protection and comfort for high-mileage touring riders.

On the driver-facing side of the fairing is MFD (multi-function display) instrumentation and the bike's audio system. The MFD includes an analog speedometer and tachometer, fuel gauge and a battery charge meter.

The wealth of data in a digital display panel includes: gear indicator, clock, ride time, odometer, two trip meters and fuel economy information such as current range for the available fuel and current km/l data. A driver scrolls through the data using a trigger switch mounted by the left hand grip. This switch also resets functions such as the trip meters, ride time and clock. An AM/FM radio is standard on the Cross Country™, and the bike can be equipped with an iPod® or satellite radio that plays through the bike's audio system. The audio display screen presents detailed information about the radio station currently playing, or the iPod® track name, artist, satellite station and more.

The fairing also accommodates installation of switches controlling accessories such as heated handgrips.

These are available from Pure Victory Gear, as are accessories needed to store an iPod® in the right saddlebag and play it through the bike's audio system. An accessory GPS unit can be mounted on the left handlebar using an accessory ball joint mount, and audio information from the GPS can be fed through the bike's audio system.

Other elements that are unique to the Cross Country™ include:

    * The Cross Country™ makes full use of the advanced Victory CORE Technology™ in its chassis. As a result, it is the lightest bike in its class, with the highest load capacity.
    * Refl ective of Victory being "The New American Motorcycle," the Cross Country™ has distinctive highway bars that complement the bike's styling. These forged aluminum bars can be cleanly equipped with accessory highway pegs or driving lights, and chrome covers are available for the horizontal top sections of the bars.
    * The Cross Country™ has fl oorboard-styled passenger footrests that serve as a secure, comfortable foothold.
    * The Cross Country™ is available in Solid Black, Solid Midnight Cherry and the Cross Country™ exclusive Black and Graphite with Extreme Skulls.

CROSS ROADS™: A LOOK AT ITS UNIQUE FEATURES

Cross Roads™ riders enjoy the protection of a windshield whose design was optimized through wind tunnel testing. The premium-quality Lexan windshield offers a driver excellent visibility and it protects the driver and passenger from wind, precipitation and road debris such as stones kicked up by other vehicles.

The windshield has extended lower sections - "Sideburns" - that improve the bike's aerodynamics and minimize buffeting. The windshield attaches securely to the bike's triple trees using four fasteners, and it can be installed or removed quickly and easily.

Accessory windshields of various heights are available from Pure Victory Gear, as are lower wind defl ectors that mount on the forks. The combination of an accessory tall windshield and lower wind deflectors will provide the most thorough protection and comfort for high-mileage touring riders.

Other elements that are unique to the Cross Roads™ include:

    * The Cross Roads™ makes full use of the advanced Victory CORE Technology™ in its chassis. As a result, it is the lightest bike in its class, with the highest load capacity.
    * The Cross Roads™ has an easy to read analog speedometer, and the gauge face also displays: an odometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, neutral indicator, high-beam indicator, turn signal indicator, hazard lights indicator and warming lights such as a low fuel light. An accessory tachometer is available, and it comes with a mounting bracket that holds the speedometer and tachometer side by side.
    * The Cross Roads™ is equipped with chrome tubular highway bars, which can be equipped with accessory highway pegs and driving lights.
    * The Cross Roads™ has passenger footpegs.
    * The Cross Roads™ is available in Solid Black and Solid Midnight Cherry.

CROSS COUNTRY™ ALL-NEW, FAIRING-EQUIPPED HARD-BAG TOURING MODEL

    * Has the power, smooth ride, cargo space and comfort riders need to enjoy long days of touring
    * Distinctive Styling: Aerodynamic fairing (details below), fl owing rear fender with flush-mounted taillight, sculpted fuel tank, front fender wraps around tire, compact turn signal design
    * Uniquely styled forged aluminum highway bars that complement bike's styling
    * Spacious saddlebags will hold touring gear for 1 or 2 riders (details below)
    * Strong, innovative two-piece, sand-cast hollow aluminum frame
    * Suspension enhances rider comfort: 120 mm of rear travel, 130 mm of front travel
    * Ultra-bright, multiple-LED taillight and turn signals
    * New "Roulette" wheels: Lighter weight, hollow-spoked wheels engineered for optimized geometry

STYLISH, PROTECTIVE CROSS COUNTRY™ FAIRING

    * Wind tunnel tested for optimal wind defl ection and aerodynamics
    * Fairing and windshield protect riders from wind, precipitation & road debris
    * Front surface of fairing designed to defl ect wind and rain to the sides, beyond driver's hands
    * Choice of high and low accessory windshields available
    * Fairing holds extensive instrumentation: speedo, tach, fuel gauge and Multi-Function Display that includes: gear indicator, clock, ride time, odometer, two trip meters and fuel economy data
    * AM/FM radio is standard; speakers are housed in fairing
    * Audio from accessory items such as iPod®, satellite radio and GPS can be fed through bike's audio system
    * Large audio system display panel shows station, track name, playlists, etc.
    * Fairing has integrated slots for control switches of accessories such as heated handgrips

ENGINEERED & EQUIPPED FOR COMFORT

    * 667mm driver seat height - lowest in its class - with a narrow front section of the seat so legs stretch directly to the ground at stops
    * Driver seat has slot for accessory driver backrest
    * Long, integrated fl oorboards let the driver vary leg and foot positions to stay fresh & comfortable
    * Roomy 18-inch-long (45cm) driver fl oorboards are the longest in the class
    * Foot controls adjust fore-aft so riders can tailor the bike to their liking
    * Controls are positioned for easy operation, instrumentation is positioned for easy reading
    * Adjustable handlebars
    * Passenger has fl oorboard-styled footrests
    * Accessories available for passenger comfort include Passenger Backrest and Chrome Passenger Handholds

CLASS-LEADING HIGH-CAPACITY SADDLEBAGS

    * Dual side storage units are spacious, weatherproof, lockable
    * Strong, durable glass-fi lled nylon construction
    * Saddlebags have total cargo capacity of 80.6 litres; each bag holds approximately 11.3kg
    * 80.6 litre saddlebag capacity is 25% more than the Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
    * Hinged lids have a lockable latch that can be operated with one hand
    * Mounting hardware is outside the bags, leaving the interior virtually wide open for cargo
    * Quick-release bag mounting for bike cleaning and access to rear tire to check air pressure
    * Saddlebag accessories include: Saddlebag Lid Rails that serve as cargo racks, Saddlebag Liners (zippered, portable luggage) and Saddlebag Lid Organizers

SMOOTH & POWERFUL VICTORY FREEDOM® 106/6 STAGE 1 V-TWIN

    * 106ci/1731cc engine
    * 92 horsepower & 109 ft-lbs. torque
    * Closed Loop Fuel Injection
    * 22 litre fuel capacity and electronic fuel gauge
    * Smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission
    * Sixth gear is true overdrive, ideal for highway cruising

EASY-ADJUST REAR AIR SUSPENSION

    * Rear suspension features air shock combined with coil spring
    * Rider uses Schrader valve on right side of bike to adjust air pressure to suit the passenger/cargo load

PREMIUM BRAKING

    * Front brakes: Dual 300mm fl oating rotors with 4-piston calipers
    * Rear brakes: Single 300mm fl oating rotor with 2-piston caliper

PURE VICTORY GEAR ACCESSORIES

    * Accessories were developed with the bike, so this all-new model hits the street with 104 Pure Victory Gear accessories available
    * Accessories include: Reverse, heated handgrips, heated seats (individual controls for driver & passenger), saddlebag accessories, backrests, windshields of various heights, driving lights, highway pegs, cruise control, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) light and more
    * Lock and Ride® Passenger Backrest & attaching luggage rack
    * Stage 1 Performance Exhaust system plus Big Mouth exhaust tips for enhanced custom look
    * Accommodates various electronics, including new Garmin® zumo® 660 GPS, CB radio & XM® Radio
    * Windshield options include Blade (low) & tall windshields

CROSS COUNTRY™ COLORS FOR 2010

    * Solid Midnight Cherry
    * Solid Black
    * Black and Graphite with Extreme Skulls

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CROSS ROADS™

ALL-NEW HARD-BAG TOURING MODEL WITH WINDSHIELD

    * Has the power, smooth ride, cargo space and comfort riders need to enjoy long days of touring
    * Distinctive Styling: Sweeping rear fender with flush-mounted taillight, sculpted fuel tank, front fender wraps around tire, compact turn signal design
    * Spacious saddlebags will hold touring gear for 1 or 2 riders (details below)
    * Strong, innovative two-piece, sand-cast hollow aluminum frame
    * Suspension enhances rider comfort: 120 mm of rear travel, 130 mm of front travel
    * Ultra-bright, multiple-LED taillight and turn signals
    * New "Roulette" wheels: Lighter weight, hollow-spoked wheels engineered for optimized geometry
    * Instrumentation: Analog speedometer includes data such as: odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge, neutral indicator, turn signal indicator, hazard lights indicator and warning lights such as low fuel

PROTECTIVE CROSS ROADS™ WINDSHIELD

    * Wind tunnel tested for optimal wind defl ection and aerodynamics
    * Premium-quality Lexan windshield blocks & defl ects wind, precipitation and road debris
    * Extended lower sections - "Sideburns" - improve aerodynamics & minimize buffeting
    * Easy to remove or attach: Four fasteners install windshield on triple clamps
    * Accessory high and low windshields available, along with lower wind deflectors
    * Chrome tubular highway bars are standard

ENGINEERED & EQUIPPED FOR COMFORT

    * 667mm driver seat height - lowest in its class - with a narrow front section of the seat so legs stretch directly to the ground at stops
    * Driver seat has slot for accessory driver backrest
    * Long, integrated fl oorboards let the driver vary leg and foot positions to stay fresh & comfortable
    * Roomy 18-inch-long (45cm) driver fl oorboards are the longest in the class
    * Foot controls adjust fore-aft so drivers can tailor the bike to their liking
    * Controls are positioned for easy operation, instrumentation is positioned for easy reading
    * Adjustable handlebars
    * Accessories available for passenger comfort include Passenger Backrest and Chrome Passenger Handholds

CLASS-LEADING HIGH-CAPACITY SADDLEBAGS

    * Dual side storage units are spacious, weatherproof, lockable
    * Strong, durable glass-fi lled nylon construction
    * Saddlebags have total cargo capacity of 80.6 litres; each bag holds approximately 11.3kg
    * 80.6 litre saddlebag capacity is 25% more than the Harley-Davidson® Street Glide
    * Hinged lids have a lockable latch that can be operated with one hand
    * Mounting hardware is outside the bags, leaving the interior virtually wide open for cargo
    * Quick-release bag mounting makes it easy to remove them for bike cleaning and access to rear tire to check air pressure
    * Saddlebag accessories include: Saddlebag Lid Rails that serve as cargo racks, Saddlebag Liners (zippered, portable luggage) and Saddlebag Lid Organizers

SMOOTH & POWERFUL VICTORY FREEDOM® 106/6 STAGE 1 V-TWIN

    * 106ci/1731cc engine
    * 92 horsepower & 109 ft-lbs. torque
    * Closed Loop Fuel Injection
    * 22 litre fuel capacity and electronic fuel gauge
    * Smooth-shifting 6-speed transmission
    * Sixth gear is true overdrive, ideal for highway cruising

EASY-ADJUST REAR AIR SUSPENSION

    * Rear suspension features air shock combined with coil spring
    * Rider uses Schrader valve on right side of bike to adjust air pressure to suit the passenger/cargo load

PREMIUM BRAKING

    * Front brakes: Dual 300mm fl oating rotors with 4-piston calipers
    * Rear brakes: Single 300mm fl oating rotor with 2-piston caliper

PURE VICTORY GEAR ACCESSORIES

    * Accessories were developed with the bike, so this all-new model hits the street with 103 Pure Victory Gear accessories available
    * Accessories include: Tachometer, reverse, heated handgrips, heated seats (individual controls for driver & passenger), backrests & racks, driving lights, highway pegs, cruise control, High-Intensity Discharge (HID) light & more
    * New Garmin® zumo® 660 GPS - "Designed By Bikers For Bikers" - is available; attaches to accessory ball-joint mount on left handlebar
    * Luggage options include saddlebag liners & saddlebag lid rails
    * Stage 1 Performance Exhaust system plus Big Mouth exhaust tips for enhanced custom look
    * Windshield options include short and tall windshields

CROSS ROADS™ COLORS FOR 2010

    * Solid Midnight Cherry
    * Solid Black


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