2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball

You can pretty much put the nail in the proverbial coffin because Victory’s new Hammer 8-Ball cruiser is poised to take the next step in becoming one of the premier cruiser motorcycles in the world.

For the 2012 model, the Hammer 8-Ball returns with the ideal platform for the motorcyclist who wants a bike that he can customize to his heart’s content. As always, Victory offers many custom accessories to personalize the Hammer 8-Ball. As far as aesthetics go, the Hammer 8-ball comes dressed with a sporty bodywork, highlighted by a short front fender and a high-cut rear fender that shows off the 250mm rear tire. This bike also has inverted forks and a removable black cowl that covers the passenger seat during solo riding.

The Hammer 8-Ball’s powertrain system also allows you to travel far distances, thanks to the Freedom V-Twin power plant that delivers 97 horsepower and 113 ft lbs of green-light torque with ultimate authority. The dark heart of the Hammer 8-Ball lies in this system, informing the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle. Mated to this engine is a 6-speed transmission that comes with true overdrive and neutral assist, making it easy to find neutral when stopped.

Victory is also offering a host of accessories for the Hammer 8-Ball, including windshields, backrests, saddlebags, Vegas passenger seat, grips, performance exhausts, and more.

Find out more about the Victory Hammer 8-Ball after the jump.


Victory Hammer 8-Ball

Whether you’re finding your way across town or cruising the city’s glass canyons, the Freedom V-Twin power plant delivers 113 ft lbs of green-light torque with ultimate authority. The dark heart of the Hammer 8-Ball, it informs the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle.


The best performing transmission on the street collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the
Hammer 8-Ball to roll fluidly between the curbs. Helical-cut gears ensure that each shift will be as smooth and clean as the bike itself.


Victory Hammer 8-Ball

Press the starter and you can feel deep in your chest an eruption of low-end torque. With each precision-tuned piston stroke, the Freedom V-Twin’s 4-valve overhead cams and perfectly matched 6-speed overdrive transmission promise to provide unmatched throttle response, acceleration and passing power.


The Hammer 8-Ball’s classic look pleases every rider walking up to his machine, but that feeling is turbocharged when taking it through the twisties. The beefy inverted front fork sends more rigidity forward, providing better handling at every turn.


Victory Hammer 8-Ball

Put a 250 mm tire on the back of a muscle cruiser like the Hammer 8-Ball, and rider and machine will both look like they are ready for anything the road has to dish out. In this case, looks aren’t deceiving. This tire will stick to the road no matter the condition, and make any rim proud to be associated with it.


Even the most independent of riders feels the need for human interaction once and a while. When that time comes yank the stylish, color-matched cowl and there’s your passenger’s ticket to ride. When ready to get back to that drag bike demeanor, simply reattach the cowl and return to one-up heaven.


Leave it up to the Hammer 8-Ball to take you where no bike has gone before. Blacked out pipes and black bullet headlight take you to the dark side, which leads to the kind of performance that has every other motorcycle scurrying for the light.


Victory Hammer 8-Ball
Battery12 volts / 18 amp hours
Bore x Stroke101 x 108 mm
Charging System38 amps max output
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Compression ratio9.4 : 1
Cooling SystemAir / oil
Displacement106 ci / 1731 cc
Engine Type4-stroke 50° V-Twin
ExhaustStaggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
Final DriveCarbon Fiber Reinforced Belt
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body
Oil capacity5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
Primary DriveGear drive with torque compensator
Transmission6-speed overdrive constant mesh
Valve trainSingle overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters
Dry Weight672 lbs / 305 kg
Ground Clearance5.3 in / 135 mm
GVWR1,173 lbs / 532 kg
Length93.1 in / 2366 mm
Rake/trail32.7° / 5.5 in / 140 mm
Seat Height26 in / 660 mm
Wheelbase65.7 in / 1669 mm
Front SuspensionInverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in / 130 mm travel
Rear SuspensionSingle, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.0 in / 76 mm travel, preload adjustable spring
Brake System TypeConventional
Front braking system300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
Rear braking system300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper
Front Tire130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Front Wheel18 x 3.5 in
Rear Tire250/40R18 Dunlop Elite 3
Rear Wheel18 x 8.5 in
ColorsSolid Black


Ultimatemotorcycle ---- "The Victory Hammer 8-Ball arrives stock with solid black bodywork, and following blacked-out features: engine, headlight, handlebars, exhaust, wheels, belt guards, frames, side stands and more."

Totalmotorcycle---- "Victory 8-Ball models have the least chrome and the fewest frills. The most black and the greatest value. Victory pioneered the 8-Ball approach to provide riders with the best values among cruiser motorcycles. Same great ride and performance as the standard models, but in basic black."

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