Maintaining a 26.25-in. seat height came from the saddle’s shape and location on the chassis, not from eliminating suspension travel—the right choice for a touring machine. The CCT’s inverted cartridge fork and single, air-adjustable rear shock (with 4.7 in. of travel) smother small bumps yet keep the hefty chassis—Victory claims 845 pounds dry for the Tour—on an even keel. I tried a variety of settings for the shock and settled on 40 psi as a good mixture of compliance, composure, chassis attitude and ensuring the floorboards touched before the rear crash bars. Cornering clearance is ample, and the CCT seems perfectly contented leaned over. For 2012, ABS is standard on the touring models, and is of the unlinked variety; the Vision Tour has linked brakes. The CCT’s binders are powerful enough for the mission, even if the front doesn’t provide a lot of feedback. Victory says that it has chosen a new sensor mechanism with more teeth than usual, which provides better ABS resolution and quicker response.