Road Test: Victory Hammer — Road Tests: First Rides — Visordown

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Victory Hammer S

Road Test: Victory

Picture the scene. Golden Bridge and the haunting spectacle of … sparkle in the sun as the squawking of wafts up from Fishermans Then a deafening crescendo of V-twin splits the morning as two Victory motorcycles appear, blipping throttles as the deep of the engines reverberates in the air.

One is an Arlen Ness Kingpin the other a new Victory Hammer.

to rub it in, but that was me on the brand new Hammer, up from the Arlen Ness HQ in California, earlier that Victory is serious about the next big household name in the world, and their range is growing to suit. This the Hammer, is now their fifth

First impressions of the Hammer as it sat a shop floor teeming chopper specials was that it a bit plain-Jane. From the front the is dominated by the inverted forks and but strolling up to her booty the impression is different. The trademark curvaceous lines are there, and the addition of a seat pod transforms the look two-up ride to more of a street rod.

The twin remain; they are simple to and contain all the necessary info from the time of day). The new bars are set lower than adding to the street rod look and giving greater control, the seat is wide and plush.

The striking aspect, however, is the tyre — the first rubber seen on a production and eclipsing the 240-section record by Triumph’s Rocket III for the past months. There are a couple a for the tyre. Aesthetics come play; from the back the fat makes the Hammer look and purposeful.

The other reason is to counter-balance the increased rake and shortened to maintain straight-line stability the tyre is so fat you could almost the sidestand and leave the Hammer upright unaided.

Fumbling for the (it’s on the left-hand side of the I pulled out onto Dublin heading towards the Interstate for the first real test. not a particularly fair test as aren’t designed for high-speed work, but a necessary evil to get into San Francisco. As it turned out the new 100 Freedom engine worked a

Opening up and slipping up through the clunky box into overdrive, we back towards Bay Bridge. The in power and torque over the 92 cubic-inch motor was evident and the addition of a sixth gear is actually a brilliant idea for cruising.

The Hammer purrs a contented tiger at a steady but crack the throttle and an extra of torque propels you forward at a pace. It pulls hard around 2000rpm and I could hit a ton-ten without too much strain — and it felt for at least another 10mph. To the increased power in check, the is fitted with twin and radially-mounted four-pot Brembos.

These bite superbly, and as well as the rear is almost

Hitting the streets of San Francisco I the Hammer was built for the open and A-road heaven. The clutch is heavy and, unless you in a gym before buying a Hammer, hands and wrists will with constant gear Coupled with a slightly fuel injection, it makes a lot of slip necessary when away from a standstill.

But can just add to the fun: grab a big dump the clutch and let the rear up, leaving a burning trail of from the lights. Works time.

Park up and the crowds flock to at the Hammer. Victory has come up again with a stunning motorcycle. Perhaps not in a conventional sense though, more of a is that?!’way.

Cory Ness, guru and son of Arlen, was in when we back to the showroom. We didn’t too much say in the design of the 2005 he said, but we’re in collaborations Victory for the design of a ’06

Arlen Ness has already with the idea of bumping up the gigantic rear rubber a 250- to 280-section, lowering the end and building an aftermarket exhaust to more life into the

Victory’s aim is to battle Harley as of the cruiser pack. Its engines are its bikes cheaper (just) on the whole, better built the Milwaukee muscle.


A new motor, loads of and mean good looks the Hammer a real alternative to the H-D have to offer.

Victory Hammer S
Victory Hammer S
Victory Hammer S
Victory Hammer S
Victory Hammer S


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