Suzuki Boulevard M109R LTD. vs. Victory Hammer S — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Victory Hammer S

Heavy Hitters for those who care how it’s done in

Surrounded by the leaner, greener, sensibilities of 2009, a tiny cries out from the back of the cortex: Bigger is better. exceeds like excess. little voice holds truths to be self-evident.

All motorcycles are not equal, and big, fast are generally the way to go. Following the crowd means waiting in a longer for brats and Bud, so don’t. 45-degree OHV pushrod orthodoxy the only way to big twin nirvana. are more than a few alternatives to the that made Milwaukee Some are bigger.

Some are stronger. Some are Some are all of that.

Suzuki’s M109R is the GSX-R1000 of the phat-tire set, with oversquare and a 7500-rpm redline that tip you to a for horsepower over earth-moving Undersquare bores and a redline set rpm lower give Victory’s a bore/… ratio of 0.93:1 and 101 of clich-pulling torque at 2750

That’s enough to overpower biggest, strongest, 110-inch twin, and more than the rumble from those mufflers might lead you to This could get interesting.

A thumb on the Boulevard starter up more convincing thunder its 2-1-2 exhaust system, by audio engineers at Tokyo’s University, complete with a converter and Suzuki’s computer-controlled SET The 109 wants you to know those are big down there. Bigger a 454 Chevy’s, in fact.

You feel one of those 54 cubic-inch temblors you were sitting in front of Ulrich’s drum kit at a Metallica

The Victory will never be for anything made in Japan. You it with a starter that like it could crank a Royce Merlin V-12 and low gear with an industrial-strength This, boys and girls, is a engine.

Victory Hammer S
Victory Hammer S

Visteon EFI has a harder lighting the fire on sub-freezing but the 106-inch twin is ready for in less time than it to pull on a helmet and gloves. at or under the 5-foot-10 mark be quite comfortable between the bar and deeply dished seat. seat is closer to the pavement and easier reach of short

Lanky, ectomorphic types can but not comfortably or for long, especially on the

The Boulevard is considerably more for the vertically gifted, with room to stretch between the flat seat and that handlebar. But more room more motorcycle: 87 pounds topped off and ready to roll. bike is exactly what call nimble. The 109’s lot demeanor is something like Shamu in the kiddie pool; longer, taller, wider and heavier than the Victory, adds up to heavier steering in traffic.

The Hammer’s long-… twin happily from 2000 And that, along with agile handling, gets it and beyond the urban pressure with less effort. The catch is stiff shifting the bottom half of the six-speed

Be patient shifting up to second or miss it.

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

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