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  1. slickvic

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    Personally for touring long distances I would choose the CC. Sound system and wind/ rain protection with fairing. Also the CC just looks better. The CR while an excellent bike just looks not proportional without the fairing. The trunk imo adds too much top heaviness to the Cross bikes. Especially when loaded and then add a passenger. This fatigued me. I have the passenger backrest and rack with a nice waterproof tail bag that holds everything we need and removes easily to go into the hotel with us.

    If it were me .....I’d find a CCT. Remove the trunk and either sell it for top $$$ or hang it on the wall for future re sale. The lowers on the CCT are great for rain and wind buffering. Add to it a goodand correct height windshield with a flip and your riding very comfortably.

    Don’t ride a Vision cause you’ll be ruined and confused and you’ll wind up buying one.
     
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    Bear in mind that you are buying a bike that is no longer manufactured. That said, the greater numbers of your bike on the road or produced, the greater availability of parts and accessories. The only way to possibly circumvent that is to buy a bike with all the parts and accessories on it already. Either strategy will lead you to the Crosscountry Tour. I know the Vision has been around longer, but did they ultimately make more of them? Also, check the vendors who still carry Victory. Do they have more X bike parts or Vision parts? And when traveling, the storage available on the Vision is NOT something that the Vision Pilots brag about. Think about that.
    Now back to the XCT:
    It’s got heated grips, seats, cruise control and ABS. Every single year. That cannot be said of every XC. Yes, the platform is similar for all of the Cross bikes so many parts are interchangeable. But remember, it is easier to turn a XCT into a Cross roads than to turn a Crossroads into a XCT.
    My vote: Start with an XCT and make it your own.
     
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    I have to disagree.
    The XR have have the fairing on or off in less than a minute, but the XC cannot have the fairing easily removed as everything is integrated in it including the headlight.
    The trunk pops on and off of either bike the same however.
    The lowers are good in colder weather, but I prefer running without lowers to avoid the heat by having more air flow.
     
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    The XCT trunk is light and mounted low. A passenger is far more taxing than a trunk.

    I've had my trunk on all but 1 day since I rode down to NC to pick it up. I can't tell it's back there until I put a 35 pack of water in it. Even then it's hardly noticeable.
     
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    I have to disagree, I leave mine off 99% of the time. The bike handles MUCH nicer and easier with the trunk off and it's not so top heavy. Even on the freeway that damn trunk catches wind and moves the bike around unless you have a passenger back there.
     
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    Both great bikes. With the cross roads I can have both, a cross roads country with a wide open customs fairing, or cross roads with shield, or cross roads cruiser with no shield.
     
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    When I need extra space on my Vision I would rather use water proof bag on the rear than have to install the top heavy top box. The Krega holds more and keeps the COG low so does not effect handling
     
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    When I say turning a Cross roads into a cross country I mean the cost of adding a XCT fairing and hardware. Adding heated grips, heated seat. I mean literally changing the bike from a Cross roads into a XCT. The example you gave was simply adding a fairing. A Crossroads with a fairing is not a Cross Country.
    Whether or not the OP wants more amenities or less is his choice. Starting with an XCT just allows him more choices right off the bat.
     
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    It’s a little easier to get the bike off the kickstand for me but that is the only real notable difference I feel going between the two bikes. Maybe a little responsive when lane splitting. But once up to speed the difference is negligible. But that is my experience.
     
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    What about the Magnum?
     
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    From a Vegas rider..
    Magnum sure looks slick!
     
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    The Magnum is nice as well. You are not going to find a nicer factory paint job on a Cross Bike. Do they all have ABS? Cruise control?
    I stand by my assertion that the XCT has the most factory installed amenities.
    But again, it depends on what the OP is looking for.
    There is no such thing as the perfect bike. You have to make it your own.
     
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    So so many good recommendations
    He has lots of info to digest

    Ohhhhh cruise control!!!
     
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