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Well it was fun while it lasted but I traded the Kawi 900 Custom SE on a brand new 2012 Victory Cross Country. :D

Got a smokin' deal, a low, low rate, $500 worth of free apparel/accessories and a $50 gift card from the Allstate agent out front of the dealership.

I decided I needed something with more power and a 6th gear and loads of storage space. The bike is AWESOME! Stereo w/iPod hookup, cruise control (not a throttle lock), digital gear indicator, trip/mpg/range computer, etc.

If you are considering a new or bigger bike I recommend taking a look at Victory, especially if you want an American bike but are not into joining the "flock".

And no, I do not work for Victory, just a happy customer. I support good manufacturers with good word of mouth communication.

Ride safe!
 

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Fantastic! Don't be a stranger around here!

I'm a big fan of these new victories!
 

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Congrats! Post some pics. The Vic Cross Country is on my short list when the time comes.

 

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yes, please post pics.
 

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Well it was fun while it lasted but I traded the Kawi 900 Custom SE on a brand new 2012 Victory Cross Country....
I did NEARLY the same thing on 1 June for a 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour.

It's an INCREDIBLE bike - I've put nearly 5,000 miles on it and I haven't really been anywhere (no road trips) - just cruising the back-roads of Missouri.

Miles of smiles!

(and yes - there ARE pics on my profile here, lol)

:D :) :) :) :D
 

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If I decide to let the 900 go, it will be for a Victory. I might even try to tour the plant since they are made here in Iowa.
 

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Looks like you got a great deal on a nice ride. :)
 

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Congrats on your new scoot, Victorys seem to be excellent bikes, Harley-style heft, power and character, but with modern engine and suspension design and technology, and they seem to keep innovating and improving each year, adding new models, etc.

Just wondering, what did your Victory dealer allow you on your 900C as a trade-in, considering its year model and mileage, if you don't mind sharing? SH.
 

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We rode over to the Victory dealer in Fort Dodge, Iowa a couple of weekends ago. I test rode a white one. Unbelievable!!! Best ride I've been on. Heated grips and seat etc. I will own one in 2 years. Going to always keep my 11 custom though! Yes, they are built at the Polaris factory in Spirit Lake. But Im pretty sure their "freedom" motors are built in Mexico.


The Engines are built in Osceola, Wisconsin and shipped to the plant in Spirit Lake.
 

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Jealous you beat me to the finish line. I have been drooling over the Cross Country Tourer for months. Planning on one in a year or so.
 

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Congrats on your new scoot, Victorys seem to be excellent bikes, Harley-style heft, power and character, but with modern engine and suspension design and technology, and they seem to keep innovating and improving each year, adding new models, etc.

Just wondering, what did your Victory dealer allow you on your 900C as a trade-in, considering its year model and mileage, if you don't mind sharing? SH.
The Vic dealer gave me $5500 trade on it. It had a Kawi windshield, Hardstreet bags and a Saddlemen solo seat. We started negotiating at $4k!:eek:
 

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Congrats on the new bike. This post inspired me to go to the Victory website and check out the Cross Country. Nice bike, but did I read the specs correctly.....air/oil cooled engine? Too rich for my blood.

Oh yeah, no offense taken for implying us 900 owners are little boys. LOL :D
 

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Congrats on the new bike. This post inspired me to go to the Victory website and check out the Cross Country. Nice bike, but did I read the specs correctly.....air/oil cooled engine? Too rich for my blood.

Oh yeah, no offense taken for implying us 900 owners are little boys. LOL :D
No offense intended, just that all my bikes before have been 1100 or smaller. This brute is a 1731! Only 94hp but 109 ft/lbs of torque. Its the largest bike I have ever owned both in size and power.

I wanted to post pics but I cant remember my Photobucket ID and PW. Google 2012 Victory Cross Country. Mine is the Red/Silver. I sprung for that color because it was only available in 2012. It was $1000 more but I told myself that I was not going to compromise as this will probably be the last bike I ever buy and I love the color combination.
 
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