I went to Auburn, WA (7-21-2012) for the Victory Challenge and rode several bikes. I never had ridden a Victory prior.
I found the bike (cross country) very comfortable and while maintaining good manners and handling the bike was a blast.
I had intended on looking at the Hammer S....but they had just received the Cross Country in black - 2013 and the new decal - wow.
Next step, the wife was very outspoken about not wanting to ride and yet at 10:00 that night she said she had a great time after riding 125 miles with me on the back of my new Cross Country.
Now a couple of observations. You will notice how the transmission is definitely "speaking" when going in to gear but the shift is smooth and yes, very powerful.
My bike is brand new - two miles at delivery - and so knowing the power yet is a bit unclear but it appears to have more than I want to handle without losing my glasses...wow!
In summary, drive one, who knows you might end up wearing a Victory hat and typing a testament on the internet. I am thrilled at the purchase of my new black Cross Country.
Thanks guys for building a great bike - wow again!!!!!
Upgrades/Accessories: Bike came standard with faring, step and bags...got a couple of full faces and now we are owners...cash!!!!!!!!
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