Price king in Victory’s 2017 cruiser lineup is the Hammer S with its awesome 250 mm rear tire, inverted forks and red on black racing-style colorway. Originally introduced in 2006, the Hammer S appeals to the cruiser crowd with that easy-going rider triangle. With plenty of torque in the low-to-mid range, the bike is surprisingly nimble and responsive for its size. As a "super-cruiser," the Hammer S won’t be left behind if your friends are still into sportbikes. For the size, power, black-out look and almost bare-necessity instrumentation, you definitely get the no-nonsense "muscle" vibe.
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Featuring a black-out style, a low stance and an aggressive 1731 cc, 4-stroke 50° V-Twin engine, the Victory Hammer 8 Ball is a true bad boy among cruisers.
The bike’s engine generates a maximum torque of 110 ft-lbs which is kept under control by a six speed overdrive transmission with helical-cut gears. The engine needs to deal with a dry weight of 533 kg.
The bike rolls on a pair of stylish 18 inch wheels which are kept in check by inverted front forks and a rear single, mono-tube gas shock absorber. The rims are wrapped in 130/70R18 front and 250/40R18 rear Dunlop Elite 3 tires.
The motorcycle’s speed is kept under control by front and rear 300mm floating rotors which are paired with 4-piston calipers up front and 2-piston calipers at the rear.
The Victory Hammer 8-Ball has a base price of $14,499.
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The 2013 Victory Hammer S is a tough and versatile cruiser that feels similarly comfortable both in the city and on the open road.
This imposing bike is built around a 1731 cc, 4 stroke, 50°, V twin engine that features electronic fuel injection with dual 45 mm throttle body. In terms of power , the engine cranks out 92 hp and 104 ft. lbs. of torque which is more than enough to give you a fun and exciting ride. The engine is mated on a six speed overdrive transmission that comes with helical-cut gears for smoother shifts.
The breaking system consists of a front dual 300 mm floating rotor with 4 piston caliper and a rear 300 floating rotor with 2 piston caliper.
The 2013 Victory Hammer S is offered with a base price of £ 13,995.
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The Victory Hammer 8 Ball is powered by a 106 cubic-inch V-twin engine which is perfectly suited for both short and long journeys. The engine cranks out 110 ft-lbs of torque and is mated on a six speed overdrive gear box. Thanks to its helical-cut gears the capable transmission ensures that each shift is smooth and clean.
As far as suspension go, the Victory Hammer 8-Ball is equipped with inverted forks which also enhance the muscle cruiser styling and the handling. The motorcycle comes with an imposing 250mm rear tire which delivers great grip, a smooth ride and easy handling.
The Hammer 8-Ball is offered with a removable passenger cowl and an accessory windscreen that holds the cowl when you’re sharing the ride. You’ll also like the black bullet headlight and the blacked-out exhaust which add an extra touch of aggressively to the overall design.
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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.
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When it comes to performance credentials, the Victory Hammer S holds a back seat to no one. This bike is powered by a 97-hp Victory Freedom 106/6 V-Twin that is calibrated especially for the kind of muscle cruisers that deliver sporty performance for riders of all ages.
At the heart of the Hammer S is a powertrain that informs the world of your arrival with every crack of the throttle. It is combined with the best performing transmission on the street that collects the power generated by the massive V-twin and allows the Hammer S to roll fluidly between the curbs.
When it comes to muscle cruisers, Hammer S definitely knows its own strength. 300mm floating rotors equipped with 4-piston calipers provide the kind of sure-footed stopping that inspires confident riding. Add that to the inverted cartridge telescopic fork that has 5.1” of road-smoothing travel, and the Hammer S will provide the kind of smooth and easy steering that makes it such a joy to be in command of. In addition, with a 250mm tire on the back of a muscle cruiser like the Hammer S, the rider and the machine will both look like they are ready for anything the road has to dish out.
Even the most independent of riders feels the need for human interaction once and a while. The Hammer S’ stylish, color-matched cowl can be turned into a passenger seat. And when you’re ready to get back to that drag bike demeanor, simply reattach the cowl and return to one-up heaven.
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Being a Polaris brand in full growth, Victory needs to revise their models as thorough and as often as possible in order to maintain their ascendant trend, but the thing is that their models are pretty good already and so we often end up talking about some new color schemes and that’s pretty much it. But this is not the case because Victory’s modern American muscle bike, the Hammer, is in for redefining its class. With three models available (the Hammer, Hammer S and Hammer 8-Ball) and 97 horsepower, 113 foot-pounds of torque, no bad boy will want to stay away from any of these models for too long.
One of the latest Victory models revamped for the 2009 lineup is the notorious Hammer S. A muscle bike characterized by faultless custom design and backed up by a massive V-Twin engine this is Victory’s way of getting the best out of American muscle cars and transposing it into motorcycles.
By introducing the 2008 Hammer and Hammer S Victory clearly intends to define the American muscle cruiser class and impose these two models as leaders. There is simply nothing to compare with the stout, muscular frame, beefy 250mm rear-tire and aggressive lines so the success is practically guaranteed.
Introducing the even sportier side of the Hammer, the all-new Hammer S. The blacked-out engine, handlebars, gauges and inverted forks tell you this is a machine that was built to perform. The red, powder-coated Gatlin wheels by Performance Machine and a custom-inspired headlight tell you it was also built to look good doing it. See it at your local Victory dealer or a back alley near you.
The first time you lay eyes on a Victory Hammer, you know this is no ordinary motorcycle. From the custom-inspired paint, fenders and headlight to the deep saddle, removable seat cowl and V-bar, everything about this bike pushes the boundaries of traditional American style.