Hi, New to the forum and a New Cross Roads owner. I will tell you a bit about my journey. I started looking at Harleys. I am a bigger guy 6'5 290lbs and tried out at least a 12 different Harleys. I was told by the sales guy "Your a big guy, if you want to ride a real bike you will have to be a little uncomfortable". I then went to a Victory dealer and the first bike I sat on (if I remember right was a Kingpin) I was hooked. I was impressed with how comfortable the bike was for someone my size. So I have been looking to buy a Victory for the last year or so. Last week the bike bug was getting to me so I went to a dealer and they had a 08 carry over for a really good price. After test riding it I was ready to make the purchase. I started adding up the accessories and pretty soon I was about $500.00 less than a new Cross Roads and I figured with shop labor I would be well over the base price of the XR. They had a Black Cherry XR on the floor and a black one in the back that they just pulled out of the box. So I purchased the Black one. I have yet to pick it up from the dealer, I did have them put cruise on the bike. I plan on getting it next week and then waiting for warmer weather to hit. I will be able to post more about the bike in a month or so and after the reviews I have read I am sure it will hold up to all my expectations. I just hope that I will be able to find some aftermarket things for it because Victorys prices are a little out there.