Chasing ultimate low seat height has boxed Harley-Davidson into a situation of minimizing rear suspension travel to achieve the desired result. Victory, on the other hand, engineered three inches or more of rear wheel travel into its models, even its price-leading Vegas 8-Ball. The comparatively extra suspension travel always gave Victory an edge when it came to comfort and handling performance.

“The Cross Road’s suspension is probably the best-balanced system of the group, rivaling the Triumph’s setup,” said Kevin Duke in our Leather Baggers Shootout from 2014. “It offers good control while having the ability to soak up large hits without much disturbance to the rider.”