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2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country
2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country
2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Zach Ness Vegas
2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country
2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country
2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country Review

Ness custom design. From a second generation master craftsman.

A performance touring bike with custom luxury features.

With the Cory Ness Signature Cross County V-Twin motorcycle, you won't have to worry about people noticing your bike. It'll be impossible for people to keep their eyes off this beast of a touring motorcycle - boasting the standard Victory 106 cubic-inch Freedom V-Twin engine and the signature styling of Cory Ness, the Cross Country draws you in and then almost forces you to take a ride.

Loaded with the accessories you expect from the Ness signature line, the Cross County V-Twin cruiser is a bike that's meant to be ridden. Follow your passion for adventure and the ride when you throw your legs around this machine and take off for the open road or a city cruise.

The 2012 Cross Country is just waiting for you to push it to its limits. With a custom suede seat, you can ride for days before you even notice how many miles have been crossed. The Ness accessories make the bike even more unique, unlike any other V-Twin cruiser motorcycle that you'll see on your journeys. Combining Victory power and the signature Cory Ness style - it really isn't fair for the competition.

Cory Ness has turned the ultimate hard-bagger into a traffic-stopping custom. This limited-edition bike retains the impressive performance and touring equipment of a stock Cross Country, and gains special styling from one of the custom world's most-respected builders.

 

2011 NESS SIGNATURE SERIES MODELS

The 2011 Victory lineup is the first in motorcycle history to include limited-edition custom bikes from three generations of custom bike builders. The legendary Arlen Ness, his son Cory, and Cory's son Zach have each styled a Ness Signature Series model that will be produced in limited numbers and will include a numbered plate with a facsimile of the customizer's signature.

o The Cory Ness Signature Series Victory Cross Country features numerous Ness chrome or billet accessories, diamond-cut cylinders, billet wheels, a custom suede seat, Sunset Red paint with custom graphics designed by Cory, and more.

o The Zach Ness Signature Series Vegas 8-Ball is the first Victory production model styled by the Ness family's up-and-coming young customizer. Among his custom creations to date, Zach previously customized a Victory Kingpin that gained widespread media attention and was featured at bike shows across North America. The 2011 Zach Ness model features several Ness accessories, suede black paint with custom graphics designed by Zach, a stitched custom leather seat, and more.



PROVEN OUTSTANDING RELIABILITY

Victory has a track record of consistently outstanding reliability and dependability, which has led to the industry's highest customer satisfaction ratings. This proven reliability, along with the new transmission design, allows Victory to recommend extended oil service intervals for 2011 drivetrains.

oThe recommended oil change interval for 2011 models is every 5,000 miles (8,000 km).

oLess-frequent oil changes results in a lower cost of ownership.


NEW TRANSMISSION

The Victory drivetrain team scrutinized every component of the engine and transmission and fine-tuned the designs and performance of numerous parts. Approximately 40% of the drivetrain is new for 2011, with the transmission receiving so many improvements it is virtually a new transmission.

The changes: improved manufacturing efficiency and quality assurance; enhanced drivetrain's already-impressive reliability; improved engine performance; and, for riders, improved ridability and delivered a more appealing-sounding transmission.

oIn terms of operating sound, selected modulation frequencies have been eliminated. This produces a more-appealing sound - consistently in each gear. In 4th and 6th gears in particular, gear whine has been reduced.

oDriveline lash has been reduced by 66%.

o"Neutral Assist" has been added to make it easier for a rider to shift into neutral when stopped. This will reduce the rider's effort, will reduce clutch wear and will lessen the performance demands on the oil.


ENHANCED INSTRUMENTATION

All cruisers now have instrumentation similar to that of the Victory Cross Roads, which provides a rider with a wealth of information in one, easy-to-read location. The new instrumentation includes:

o An analog speedometer, which may be set to show MPH or KPH.

oBlue backlighting.

oA large LCD that displays: Clock (time of day is viewable at all times), gear position, tachometer and diagnostic readouts for Victory dealership service technicians.

o The gauge face includes lights such as high-beam and neutral indicators and the oil warning light. Cruisers no longer have these indicator lights atop the triple clamps.

oThe Cross Roads instrumentation also has an always-viewable fuel gauge.


CHASSIS CHANGES ACROSS THE LINEUP

All brake calipers, rotors, lower belt guards, and floorboards are black.

oAll left- and right-hand switch cubes are black, as are the audio control switch block and cruise control switch block.

o The triple clamp is black on all models except the Vegas Jackpot (which retains its chrome triple), and the Victory Cross Roads (which retains its brushed finish).

o A new side stand on each model features an integrated hooked-end design for easy locating and easy control of the side stand.

o All cruiser exhausts have a larger outlet for improved sound quality and a lower exhaust note.

 

 

 

 

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country Model Highlights

- Custom Ness accessories throughout

- Boardwalk blue with custom Ness graphics

- Each bike signed and numbered

o This all-new model has the chassis, drivetrain and touring features of the standard Cross Country.

o New Freedom® 106/6 Stage 1 V-Twin

o Full fairing with integrated instrumentation and audio system.

o Stylish, durable and lockable hard saddlebags.

 

CORY NESS SIGNATURE SERIES FEATURES

o Sunset Red paint with Cory Ness-designed graphics.

o Custom handlebar.

o Ness accessories include: chrome grips, custom mirrors, billet passenger pegs, chrome shift and brake pegs, oil line cover, engine covers and Ness radio display.

o Diamond-cut cylinders.

o Chrome driver floorboards.

o Chrome shift and brake levers.

o Customized highway bars.

o Custom suede leather seat.

o Custom billet wheels.

o Numbered plate on engine with facsimile of Cory's signature.

o Colour-matched Lock & Ride® Trunk available from Pure Victory.

 

New Colour-Matched Lock & Ride® Trunk Available

o New Lock & Ride® Trunk available as a Pure Victory accessory.

o Trunk can be installed or removed in seconds - without tools: Align its mounts, lock it in place, connect power cord and ride.

o Spacious trunk can hold two full-face helmets and have room to spare.

o Trunk features comfortable passenger backrest and two audio speakers.

o Trunk lid seals tight, is lockable and provides bike with a high-mounted taillight.

oAvailable trunk accessories: Passenger Armrest Kit, Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk Liner.

 

Pure Victory Accessories for the CNSS Cross Country Include:

o Lock & Ride® Trunk, Trunk Cargo Rack, Trunk Liner, Passenger Armrest Kit, and Chrome Saddlebag Protectors.

o Stage 1 Exhaust, chrome accessories, backrests, hard saddlebag accessories and more.

o New 6-speed transmission with overdrive and new exhaust.

 

 

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country Features and Benefits

BOARDWALK BLUE WITH CUSTOM NESS GRAPHICS
Maybe you can't be Cory Ness, but you can now throw a leg over one of his brilliant custom painted creations. Basking in the reflection of Cory's Boardwalk Blue custom paint and distinctive graphics, it's almost like riding with the master himself.

CUSTOM HANDLEBAR
Here Cory's idea was for the rider's initial connection to the bike to feel as good and solid as the bike's connection to the road itself. Along with a comfortable reach and a natural steering feel, the custom handlebar goes a long way toward enhancing this bike's distinctive styling.

NESS CHROME GRIPS
A true artist with motorcycles as his medium, Cory pays strict attention to every chrome-inspired detail. Even the grips become an opportunity for the Cory Ness signature look.

NESS CUSTOM MIRRORS
Ness custom chrome mirrors add style to a high-profile area and complement the bike's rich chrome treatment, making every object reflected in these mirrors cooler than they appear.

NESS BILLET PASSENGER PEGS
Being careful to leave nothing overlooked, Cory wanted to ensure that every passenger could find chrome styling directly underfoot.

NESS CHROME SHIFTER, PEGS AND HAND LEVERS
The welder was put away long before, but the Cory Ness Cross Country continues throwing sparks. The Ness chrome hand and foot controls integrate with the bike's total custom treatment and deliver dependable, reliable performance.

NESS ENGINE COVERS
Nestled between the diamond-cut cylinders sits the crown jewel of Cory's Custom Cross Country - liquid chrome engine covers that direct the eye toward the heart of the machine and set the theme for the rest of the bike.

DIAMOND CUT ENGINE
The Ness family wanted to ensure that the Freedom V-Twin at the heart of the custom Cross Country looked as precision stylish as it was precision powerful. The answer was found in detailed, diamond-cut cylinders that elevate and anchor the bike's incredible style.

CUSTOM HIGHWAY BAR
At what point do highway bars go from leg protection to a work of art?

KICKER PREMIUM AUDIO SPEAKERS
Acoustically precise and top of the line, these are the kind of speakers the open road deserves.

BILLET WHEELS
High performance wheels front and rear send out a bold custom styling message with every revolution.

ABS BRAKES
The Cory Ness Cross Country's Anti-Lock Brake System doesn't discriminate between dry, wet or rock-strewn pavement. No matter what the conditions, ABS monitors what the wheel is doing and gives you consistent, smooth braking from the handlebar lever down to the rubber on the road.

CRUISE CONTROL
After making every other aspect of going the distance as effortless as possible, the throttle hand still had a beef about being overworked. By adding precise, automotive-style cruise control, the right mitt can now simply hang on and enjoy the ride.

106 CUBIC-INCH FREEDOM V-TWIN
As they say, like father like son. Following his dad's lead, Cory built his custom created Cross Country around the Freedom V-Twin power plant, which is expertly balanced and ready to deliver all 97 horsepower whenever Cory calls for it. Even more important, Cory wanted the impressive 113 ft lbs of breakaway passing torque, simply because of the belief lesser bikes should always stay right.

6-SPEED OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION
As easily as the Cory Ness Cross Country transmits the glint of chrome to the eye, the highest performing transmission on the road moves power to the wheel. Neutral Selection Assist and helical-cut gears make sure every shift quietly and smoothly synchs with the one before it. Just like Cory's custom design touches.

CHROME DRIVER FLOORBOARDS
An otherwise overlooked area of the bike, even the roomy, firm-footed floorboards provide an opportunity to enhance the chrome-based theme and add to the bright, custom look.

CUSTOM SUEDE SEAT
Comfortable enough to make the long haul seem short, and every bit Cory. Except for the imprint, which will be all yours.

NESS RADIO DISPLAY
Yet another place to channel his creative energy, Cory's take on the radio display makes everything that comes out of it sound a little bit crisper.

NESS OIL LINE COVER
To the Ness Family, a road is never just a road, and an oil line is never just an oil line.

ENGINE NUMBER PLATE
No proof of purchase has ever been more rewarding. Each of Cory's Custom Cross Country motorcycles bears a number and an etched facsimile of Cory's John Hancock

 

 

 


 

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country - USA Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $24,999 USD

Engine
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke 101 x 108 mm
Charging System 48 amps max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression ratio 9.4 : 1
Cooling System Air / oil
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity 5.8 gal / 22 ltr
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Chassis
Dry Weight 765 lbs / 347 kg
Ground Clearance 5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR 1360 lbs / 618 kg
Length 104.4 in / 2652 mm
Rake/trail 29.0o / 5.6 in / 142 mm
Seat Height 26.25 in / 667 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1670 mm

Suspension
Front Suspension Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant-rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable

Brakes
Brake System Type Conventional
Front braking system Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear braking system 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tires
Front Tire 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Front Wheel 18 x 3.0 in
Rear Tire 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear Wheel 16 x 5.0 in

Color
Colors Boardwalk Blue w/ Ness Graphics


 

 


 

2012 Victory Cory Ness Cross Country - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $27,299 CDN

Engine
Battery 12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke 101 x 108 mm
Charging System 48 amps max output
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Compression ratio 9.4 : 1
Cooling System Air / oil
Displacement 106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin
Exhaust Split dual exhaust with crossover
Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity 5.8 gal / 22 ltr
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator
Transmission 6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Chassis
Dry Weight 765 lbs / 347 kg
Ground Clearance 5.8 in / 148 mm
GVWR 1360 lbs / 618 kg
Length 104.4 in / 2652 mm
Rake/trail 29.0o / 5.6 in / 142 mm
Seat Height 26.25 in / 667 mm
Wheelbase 65.7 in / 1670 mm

Suspension
Front Suspension Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with constant-rate linkage, 4.7 in / 120 mm travel, air adjustable

Brakes
Brake System Type Conventional
Front braking system Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston calipers
Rear braking system 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheels & Tires
Front Tire 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Front Wheel 18 x 3.0 in
Rear Tire 180/60R16 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear Wheel 16 x 5.0 in

Colour
Colours Boardwalk Blue w/ Ness Graphics



 

 

 

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