A beautiful machine
“Some things are so beautiful they don’t need any explanation,” says Geoff Hill in The Sunday Times. “An E-Type Jaguar, a spider’s web and my wife’s apple crumble spring to mind. And now to that list you can add the Victory Cross Roads Classic.”
And you should buy one while you can, says Hill, because this might well be the last classically styled motorbike to bear the Victory name. Making fairly traditional Harley-Davidson clones has not been a successful business strategy for the company, and it seems likely to pursue instead its more futuristic designs. That’s a shame, because this is “the most beautiful bike in the world”, and is a joy to drive.
The bike’s 1,731cc, V-Twin engine is powerful, says Totalmotorcyle.com, serving up 106ft-lb of torque, and 72bhp at 4,800rpm, and the anti-lock brakes provide the rider with “perfect control in all conditions”. The ride is “smooth and strong”, and there is 17.4 gallons of storage space.
In short, this is an “innovative and stylish” machine for the rider “who digs the throwback look but wants to know that it’ll perform over the long haul”. With “modern-day performance and classic design”, this bike will turn as many miles as it does heads.