We’ll see Victory’s Magnum – which we assume was named after the .357 caliber Magnum cartridge rather than the ice cream – at this year’s Motorcycle Live at the NEC, but while the folk in Spirit Lake were slotting a 21-inch front wheel into a Cross Country before applying a thick and lustrous layer of metalflake paint, Andy Malham at Thundercity in Leeds had been on the phone to Ness and they were swapping-out the front end of another Cross Country for Ness’ 23-inch kit! And while they were about it, they switched the chrome for matt black and repainted the originally black sheet metal in a Pearlescent White.
Andy calls it the Cross Dresser: I prefer the .44 Magnum, as made famous by Harry Callaghan.
Did we want to take it out for a quickspin, to see what difference an extra few inches made?
Silly question really.
The full shoot (no pun intended) and many more details will be in American-V issue 71! Out in early December.