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2010 Victory Hammer motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Victory Hammer

Specifications:

Introduction

97-hp fuel injected V-twin engine

For the simple and special Hammer models, Victory uses the same 106 ci / 1,731 cc, 4-stroke 50 Freedom V-Twin engine as well as their six-speed overdrive transmission. These two features already qualify the Hammer and Hammer S both as boulevard cruising machines and powerful, efficient open road companions, but there’s actually more to these bikes than just this.

For instance, the wheelbase measures 65.7 inches / 1,669 mm and the seat is positioned 26.5 inches / 673 mm from the ground, allowing the average-sized rider to stay in control of his ride at all times. The inverted forks meet the frame at a 32.7-degree rake angle, while the trail is of 5.5 inches / 140 mm, both these figures being meant to establish a thin line between proper handling and custom looks.

History

Competition

Harley-Davidson has prepped up three VRSC models for 2010 and they all go against one of Victory’s Hammer models. The Harley-Davidson V-Rod can easily be compared with the standard Hammer, the V-Rod Muscle goes against the Hammer S, while the

engine by linking to our 2010 Roehr 1250sc article. This 180 hp American superbike started with a V-Rod engine, so no underestimations please.

Exterior

The new Victory Hammer 8-Ball is the meanest approach towards the same custom bike idea. On it, there are even more blacked-out pieces and the color of the bike itself is solid black. Still, you do get a fair share of chrome (see the exhaust, classic headlight and instruments).

Press Reviews

“The Victory 50-degree V-twin was always modern and stompy enoughy to embaress Harley’s old warhorses with oodle of grunt, now, in the Victory Hammer, it looks the part, too.” MCN

“The engine pushes really hard right up to the rpm limit, seemingly harder than the other models we rode the same day, which leads us to believe that engineers may have tweaked the electronics (or mounted a lighter flywheel?) for the sportier Hammer S, despite not admitting to anything.” moto123

The Hammer turns-in without much effort, but the inside handlebar requires constant pressure in the turns to maintain the bike’s arc. It does, after all, still carry a claimed 669 lbs of dry weight around, and the combination of mass in motion and a big tire mean that the motorcycle prefers being upright over leaning. motorcycle-usa

The Hammer and Hammer S offer equally competent suspension and comfortable rider ergos. Just don’t be surprised when you get Popeye forearms after blasting the freeway at anything over 80 mph. motorcycle

For most riders, that small bit of vibration will be a precious small price to pay for the value inherent in Victory’s new-for-2008 Kingpin 8-Ball. Victory worked hard to retain the Kingpin’s inherent goodness-its soul, if you will-paring back a little here and there, then drenching the whole works in I’m Bad black. motorcyclecruiser

Price

While the 2010 Victory Hammer comes with an MSRP of $18,999 and the Hammer S an $18,499 one, Victory does offer the 8-Ball model for only a $14,499 starting price, which turns it into the solution for those not willing to go full length for a muscle bike. So I guess this isn’t the king of the lineup, but it looks bad and it’s cheapenough to make it sell.

Conclusion

Being dedicated to building cruisers, customs and tourers, Victory manages to easily diversify their lineup with similar and yet different models, machines that meet the taste and performance demands of different riders without the need to inspire from other manufacturers. This does make them leaders when it comes to the new American muscle bike style.

SPECIFICATIONS

Engine and Transmission

Engine Type: 4-stroke 50 V-Twin

Cooling Type: Air / Oil

Displacement: 106 ci / 1,731 cc; 100 ci / 1,634 cc on the 8-Ball

Bore x Stroke: 101 x 108 mm; 101 x 102 mm on the 8-Ball

Compression Ratio: 9.4:1; 8.7:1 on the 8-Ball

Valve Train: Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, self-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection with dual 45mm throttle body

Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal / 17.0 ltr

Exhaust: Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover

Oil Capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr

Charging System: 38 amps max output

Battery: 12 volts / 18 amp hours

Primary Drive: Gear drive with torque compensator

Clutch: Wet, multi-plate

Transmission: 6-speed overdrive constant mesh; 5-speed constant mesh on the 8-Ball

Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt

Chassis and Dimensions

Front Suspension: Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43 mm diameter, 5.1 in 130 mm travel

Rear Suspension: Single, mono-tube gas, cast aluminum with rising rate linkage, 3.9 in/100 mm travel, preload adjustable spring

Front Brake: Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper

Rear Brake: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Front Wheel: 18 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheel: 18 x 8.5 in

Front Tire: 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3

Rear Tire: 250/40R18 Dunlop Elite 3

Length: 93.1 in / 2,366 mm

Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1,669 mm

Seat Height: 26.5 in / 673 mm; 26 in / 660 mm on the 8-Ball

Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm; 5.3 in / 135 mm on the 8-Ball

Rake/Trail: 32.7 / 5.5 in / 140 mm

Dry Weight: 672 lbs / 305 kg

GVWR: 1,173 lbs / 533 kg

Features Benefits

106-Cubic-Inch Freedom V-Twin

This 106ci/1731cc Freedom engine V-Twin has Stage 2 cams and delivers 97 HP and 113 ft-lbs of torque. Electronic Fuel Injection keeps it smooth and efficient so you enjoy pure power

6 Speed Overdrive Transmission

There’s smooth shifting through the greats, and in 6th – which is a true overdrive – the RPMs drop for smooth, efficient highway cruising. Plus, there’s still power for passing without downshifting.

Removable Passenger Cowl

Where’s the passenger seat? Right under the stylish, removable cowl that complements the bike’s styling and keeps the passenger pad under wraps until it’s time for 2-up riding.

Chopped Rear Fender

The stylish Hammer S rear fender holds a flush-mounted taillight and the fender is chopped in a sport-inspired manner to show off the impressive 250mm rear tire.

Super-Bright LED Taillight

The leader of the pack the Hammer S needs a taillight that is easy to follow – this in the one! It is exceptionally bright and super-stylish with its smart design and flush mounting.

250mm-Rear Tire

Roll smooth and roll in style on this 250mm rear tire. It was developed jointly by Victory engineers and Dunlop tire technicians to provide excellent performance and a great ride.

Multi LED Taillight

The leader of the pack needs a taillight that is easy to follow – this in the one! It is exceptionally bright and super-stylish with its smart design and flush mounting.

Speedometer and Techometer

A chrome bracket holds the speedo and tach side-by-side for easy to read, heads-up viewing of the bike’s operating data.

Blacked-Out Custom Detail

With its distinctive Hammer S styling, paint and custom wheels, this bike doesn’t need a lot of chrome, so many components are blacked-out, putting the painted bodywork in the spotlight.

Victory Hammer
Victory Hammer

Custom Headlight

For total integration of the bike’s custom styling, the headlight bucket features elements of the bike’s paint scheme so the color treatment extends the full length of the bike.

Inverted Front Fork

The inverted cartridge telescopic fork has 5.1 (130mm) of bump-swallowing travel and provides a Hammer S rider with smooth, easy steering, in town and on the open road.

Premium Dual Disk brakes

Enjoy consistently outstanding braking with these dual 300mm floating rotors equipped with 4-piston calipers. They provide sure stopping that inspires confident riding.

Victory Hammer S special features:

18-Inch Front Wheel

This stylish 18-inch wheel has a tire that puts some real meat on the road. It holds the road well, inspiring confidence and providing easy, natural handling.

Custom-Painted Wheels

The X-Factor custom wheels are lightweight and engineered for premium performance. The Suede Black/White model has black wheels, while the Boardwalk Blue model has blue wheels.

Victory Hammer 8-Ball

Blacked-Out 100 Cubic Inch Freedom V-Twin

This stealthy-looking 100ci/1634cc engine delivers 85 horsepower and 106 ft-lb of torque, ample power for city sprints and highway cruising. Electronic Fuel Injection keeps it smooth and efficient.

5 Speed Transmission

Enjoy smooth, easy shifting with this proven, reliable 5-speed transmission.

Multi-Led Taillight

The leader of the pack needs a taillight that is easy to follow – this in the one! It is exceptionally bright and super-stylish with its smart design and flush mounting.

Blacked-Out Bars

These handlebars are blacked-out to complement the 8-Ball styling treatment, and their design gives a rider natural leverage for easy steering.

Repositioned Foot Pegs (2.25 Inches Back)

The lower controls are positioned closer to the rider and slightly higher, putting them easy in reach, regardless of inseam length. The result is confident control and comfortable riding.

Classic Headlight

The styling of this headlight is classic and straightforward and the illumination it provides is effective at lighting up the way for great cruising.

Black Stingray Wheels

Wheels need to look good standing still, and roll with reliable precision when the bike’s in motion. These wheels do it all, showing style when parked and rolling smooth and true on the open road.

New, Lowered Seat (1.3 Lower)

The lowered seat and new, rearward positioning of the hand and foot controls put a rider in a comfortable position to enjoy the ride and confidently stay in command on the open road.

Smooth, Stylish 250mm-Rear Tire

Roll smooth and roll in style on this 250mm rear tire. It was developed jointly by Victory engineers and Dunlop tire technicians to provide excellent performance and a great ride.

New, Lowered Seat (0.5 Lower)

The lowered seat helps a rider’s legs stretch to the controls and the ground, and it puts a rider in a comfortable position to enjoy the ride and confidently stay in command on the open road.

Removable Passenger Cowl

Where’s the passenger seat? Right under the stylish, removable cowl that complements the bike’s styling and keeps the passenger pad under wraps until it’s time for 2-up riding.

Inverted Front Fork

The inverted cartridge telescopic fork has 5.1 (130mm) of bump-swallowing travel and provides a Hammer 8-Ball rider with smooth, easy steering, in town and on the open road.

18-Inch Front Wheel

This stylish 18-inch wheel has a tire that puts some real meat on the road. It holds the road well, inspiring confidence and providing easy, natural handling.


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