The 2013 Victory Baggers Lineup

2013 Victory offerings thave been broken down into three categories, Victory Cruisers, Baggers, and Touring models. The Victory Baggers line is made of 4 different models. The Cross Country (with A Zach Ness version), the Cross Roads Classic and the Hard-Ball. The all feature:

A strong two-piece, sand-cast, hollow aluminum frame that runs along the top of the bike like a spine.engine is rigid-mounted to the frame, making it a stressed member of the chassis and providing superb torsional rigidity for true tracking through corners at speed. The Air- and oil-cooled Freedom® 106/6 V-Twin engine (106 ft.-lb. of torque) and a 6-speed transmission with overdrive. A gas tank with 5.8-gallon (22.0-liter( fuel capacity. Air shock-equipped rear suspension has 4.7” (120mm) of travel. A low 26.25” (667mm) seat height. Long floorboards letting the rider adjust feet and legs to stay fresh on long runs. Cruise Control. ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

The Cross Country.

It’s one of the favorite and the most customized model in the Victory lineup has a custom-styled, fork-mounted fairing that provides great wind and weather protection to enhance rider comfort. Passenger seat features a new, slimmer cut. The fairing also houses instrumentation and an integrated audio system which (optional iPod® compatible with KICKER® Premium speakers.) In addition to the classic Gloss Black, 3 new colors: Antifreeze Green, Suede Nuclear Sunset and Sunset Red. Custom accessories that Cross Country owners can use to personalize their bikes include: The Tri-Oval exhaust (available in four combinations of black and chrome and produces a throaty rumble; the tinted Boomerang, Blade or KLOCK Werks® Flare™ windscreen, chrome or blacked-out pegs, grips and saddlebag rails, Ness mirrors, and more…

The Cross Roads Classic

Will please those digging some throwback look with some of the best motorcycle technology. Chrome laced wheels, studded plush seat and saddlebags, front and rear chrome fender bumpers, a quick-release windshield, and burgundy & khaki paint with graphics, a studded soft saddlebags with chrome trim, and Victory-branded chrome buckles. Pure Victory accessories Cross Roads Classic owners can use to make the bike truly theirs include: The Tri-Oval exhaust for a throaty rumble and available in four combinations of black and chrome; chrome accessories such as the light bar, mirrors, grips, pegs & highway bars, the chrome Lock & Ride® passenger backrest, to which a chrome cargo rack and a storage bag can be added.

The Victory Hard-Ball.

An all attitude bagger in blacked-out dress from end to end. Bad-to-the-bone Suede Black paint with red pinstripes and no chrome part around it. 18” black laced 60-spoke wheels. Ape hanger handlebars (check first your local traffic codes regarding their use). Large hard saddlebags are ideal for carrying the essentials. A Hard-Ball rider can personalize the bike with Pure Victory accessories. Blacked-out accessories such as a fairing – to which audio with KICKER® Premium speakers can be added. Pegs, grips, fender accents, and the Lock & Ride® Backrest, to which the black cargo rack can be added. Plus, the Tri-Oval exhaust available in four combinations of black and chrome and producing a throaty rumble

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27 Responses to “The 2013 Victory Baggers Lineup”


  1. 1 Matt Aug 29th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Dig the atomic sunset on the CrossCountry and the CrossRoads Classic is a definite styling improvement over last year’s model although trying to make a Victory look old is a bit of an exercise in futility IMO.

  2. 2 X HD rider Aug 29th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I think Victory is putting a dent a big dent in the Harley market.

    Way more style then the 30 year olde dseign bikes

  3. 3 Yank Aug 29th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I like the hard ball but it should come with a windshield. another feature that should be included is at least a 21 inch up front if not a 23″. wheels look way to small for the bikes.

  4. 4 courtney Aug 29th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Gotta say I like these bikes. Could do without the puke-green-on-fire paint scheme, but that’s an easy fix. Maybe Indian does have a chance after all….

  5. 5 CafeSportyTC Aug 29th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    speaking of the green… i saw a boy on a BMX bike painted the same way a couple of days ago…oddly enough it was called a Fatboy…

  6. 6 BOOTS Aug 29th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I’m glad Victory is trying to find itself but i really don’t care for the neon color selections!
    I like the old vintage look but it looks like Victory is trying too hard to be a Harley!
    The best way to go is with an Indian but with a basic cost of $38,000. I don’t think they will sell very many.
    Victory is American made so I wish them the best!

  7. 7 sollis Aug 29th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    B–S where did you read about Indian gonna cost 38 G?

  8. 8 Oldude Aug 30th, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I would cosider on of the Victory Baggers if they would fix that horrendous rear fender overhang. Dothey think the Jap rear fender treatment is attractive? Can’t give you much for the front fender either. The rest of the bike is good looking!

  9. 9 Doc Robinson Aug 30th, 2012 at 6:43 am

    Yank, a windshield is available for the Hard-Ball, is a cinch to fit and remove, and works very well. A great bike with cool styling and finish.

  10. 10 izadore007 Aug 30th, 2012 at 6:56 am

    They are all nice in their representation of being a significant competitor for HD. They probably believe they are. They are rightous in creating their icon. They probably build a real competitive Motorcycle, But yes the BIG BUT…….What would you rather own? Their prices are about the same. and their looks are very Japan Like.

  11. 11 Wiskers Aug 30th, 2012 at 7:37 am

    I’ve been very reluctant to join in on the Victory craze, but during my visit to Sturgis this year and becoming a Ness direct dealer. It’s Victory balls to the wall.

  12. 12 SIGFREED Aug 30th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    The ‘Cross Roads Classic’ is about the best looking ugly bike here.

    However the fact remains, Victories are by-and-large UGLY bikes. It suffers from the same disjointed aesthetic cues as BMW did under the influence Chris Bangle. If Polaris is serious about the brand – employ some bona fide styling design professionals (the Ness crew ain’t..!).

    The other biiiig problem = Vic answers to no specific market segment. Why would one buy the Vic CRC versus a Road King..? Please don’t say performance – if that is what you are after, then go for something European or Japanese (even if it is built in the USA – eg the Goldwing). The rest are not interested in performance – they want a bike with a ‘soul’ and the RK has plenty.

    The ‘Judge’ is their best attempt at styling to date – the (seemingly) simple departure from a hideous headlight is already a substantial improvement. It also answers to answers to a market segment that actually exists – the ‘performance cruiser’ – viz versus the V-Rod. If Vic targets this segment with the ‘Judge’ (or whatever), bingo…

  13. 13 Rick Lossner Aug 30th, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    @boots .. you’re smoking crack :(

    The TOP end of Indian sells at that price point.. the entry level is closer to $25k . Next year, their entry level is closer to $18k

    AND.. Indian & Victory are SEPARATE companies… so, why discuss in this thread??

    Signed
    Indian Owner

  14. 14 Rick Lossner Aug 30th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    .. .. both owned by Polaris of course

  15. 15 Johnny Wolf Aug 30th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Still looks like a metric bike, that still kills the deal for me. I don’t care how modern the drive train is, if it gets a bazillion MPG, or makes 1000 rwhp… I’ll NEVER own one because it’s FUGLY.!!!

    A ’64 Chevy is 40+ year old design too, but you still won’t see me driving a Honda CIVIC.

  16. 16 BobS Aug 30th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Sigfreed, Victory answers to the same market that all the other brands do. They answer to people who want their bikes. Just because you think they’re ugly does not make them ugly. They’re selling them as fast as they can make ‘em so apparently a lot of people like them. I for one love the Vic headlight, aesthetically it’s one of my favorite pieces.

  17. 17 courtney Aug 30th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Sorry Rick, I’m the guilty one who brought up Indian….

    Didn’t mean to hijack, it’s just I am very anxious about this whole Polaris/Victory thing and how it’s all gonna translate into Indian, a company that had it’s own soul a long time ago. Victory is still searching it’s soul, tho understandable since it’s a newer brand.

    I wish Polaris the very best tho. God I’m hoping they get it “right.” Cause I’m like a lot of folks out there, Victories have largely sucked in the styling department.

    But the above bikes are pretty cool, minus the puke-green-on-fire, of course. Somebody, please, put it out!

  18. 18 Matt Aug 31st, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Soul is in the rider, not the machine.

  19. 19 Highrider Aug 31st, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I own 5 HDs and test rode a Jackpot for 3 years, until I weighed actually buying one. I bought a 2011 Black and White Jackpot, installed some Ness Ram Bars, Tear Drop Mirrors, Flamed seat and custom bags. It looks Killer with that 250 rear tire

    Performance is unbelievable . I have NO regrets at all. It gets lots of Positive commenst.

  20. 20 XC Rider Sep 1st, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    If a motorcycle doesn’t look like it was designed over 50 years ago it looks metric?

  21. 21 MDSPHOTO Sep 2nd, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Victory’s styling has advanced farther in 5-years than HD’s has in 100 years! If you like riding a bike whose style hasn’t changed in 25 years god bless you.

  22. 22 Vrodder Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 am

    One big thing the Vics have going for them is taller riders can actually fit on them. FLH’s are small touring bikes. Plus the Vics have superior suspension front and especially rear. Both SG and RG customs’ rear shocks are horrible. No way to sugar coat it, they are just plain awful. Also their aluminum frame means no rust! Had a 2010 Road Glide Custom. Good bike, but after a couple of washes, I had small amounts of rust showing in various places. Not acceptable for a $19k motorcycle. Lastly the handling of these bikes with the core frame technology is just superb.

    All that said, the biggest thing HD has going for it is their dealer network. Vic is seriously lacking in that dept.

    I love both Vic and HD. They each have their pros/cons. At least now we have real choices when looking for an American Motorcycle!

    Ride safe,

    V

  23. 23 Manny Pandya Sep 3rd, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Thanks for the review, Cyril. Thanks to every single person here for taking the time to participate and offer up an opinion on the blog. Victory designers, engineers, and managers are riding amongst you and listening. I’ll see you down the road; if not, maybe at about 1:30am next year enjoying some Rockabilly at the Bikini Island stage at the ‘Chip. No matter what you choose to ride, ride often!

  24. 24 Blackmax Sep 3rd, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I LIKE them !!!!
    Road King vs. Cross Roads (or Hard Ball) ????
    Street Glide vs. Cross Country ????
    Plenty of choice for everyone, gentlemen, place your bets !!!!!

  25. 25 morpion Sep 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    on the road you will see 250 harleys compare to 2 or 3 victorys if your are lucky,,,are they on the dealers floors waiting for somebody to buy one or nobody wants one

  26. 26 mikewll Jan 6th, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I have been in the market for 2 years . I have checked out , test rode H-D, Kaw, Yamaha, Victory, BMW and Suzuki ( which has no factory bagger) All have good and bad points. but for me the Victory has it above the rest. as for styling the Victory has the best, it gives you classy looks with new freshness. The power is good the ride is great and fit and finish is better than any on the market. I have owned over 15 different motorcycles and this one is the best I have ever had. If you look around there is more Vic showing up on the road every day. My dealer sales them very quickly . He has new inventory all the time. I have visited this dealer ship several times and his inventory has changed every time. Test ride them all and get the one that best fits you.. Go ride

  27. 27 Mike T> Feb 9th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Its not that the Victory is fugly or ugly,its what the design team choose to do to the bike that turn some people off.Lime green with flames really!! My one eyed grandma can do better than that.

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