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Reviewed on August 28, 2012

RV reviewed 2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball view listing

5.0
I love my Hammer 8-ball! I have had it for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It's solid and I love the way it rides. The bike has so much power and I love the overdrive. It's getting better gas mileage already over my Yamaha V-Star 650. I'm a Victory rider for... read more
I love my Hammer 8-ball! I have had it for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It's solid and I love the way it rides. The bike has so much power and I love the overdrive. It's getting better gas mileage already over my Yamaha V-Star 650. I'm a Victory rider for life!!
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Reviewed on April 28, 2012

RV reviewed 2010 Victory Hammer 8-Ball view listing

5.0
I picked this bike up from my local dealer on April 20, 2012. I rode it home with a big smile on my face even though it was raining. The motor has power and character in spades, the 6 speed gearbox is a peach, the handling although firm is well controlled and precise. I've had a Suzuki M800... read more
I picked this bike up from my local dealer on April 20, 2012. I rode it home with a big smile on my face even though it was raining. The motor has power and character in spades, the 6 speed gearbox is a peach, the handling although firm is well controlled and precise. I've had a Suzuki M800 which was good for the money and a Yamaha XV1900 and many other bikes of different styles, but this bike is in a different league. Because of my height I need to change the footpeg supports because for some reason the 8Ball has them 2" back from the Hammer S position. I am also putting dragbars on because it is no fun hanging on at highway speeds with arms bent at around 90 degrees. I will also change the exhausts for chrome ones because I prefer the look. These points are personal to me, but I cannot fault the bike otherwise and I would certainly look again at the Victory brand when it comes to time to change.
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Reviewed on January 1, 2012

RV reviewed 2009 Victory Hammer S view listing

5.0
I kicked a lot of tires before this bike. I went to the dealer with my wife. They had it running and waiting for me. This was early April, 2007. My wife sat on the bike and in 30 seconds she was like this is the one. Of course it had the optional seat on it. Then we took it for a ride. In a... read more
I kicked a lot of tires before this bike. I went to the dealer with my wife. They had it running and waiting for me. This was early April, 2007. My wife sat on the bike and in 30 seconds she was like this is the one. Of course it had the optional seat on it. Then we took it for a ride. In a 1-mile trip I knew I had to have this bike so we bought it. I love this bike and would never hesitate to buy another. My Harley buddies tell me I either have to slow down or get another bike cause they can't catch me. One of the best thing is I can ride this bike for a couple of hours, get off it and walk just fine - no numbness like when I rode brand X.
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Reviewed on November 18, 2011

RV reviewed 2009 Victory Hammer S view listing

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It's a great bike. I love most everything about it. I must say though, the stock seat and exhaust need to be changed. It was well worth the... read more
It's a great bike. I love most everything about it. I must say though, the stock seat and exhaust need to be changed. It was well worth the money.
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Reviewed on November 4, 2011

RV reviewed 2010 Victory Hammer 8-Ball view listing

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I have been riding bikes since 11-years-old and now I'm 37-years-old. My new Hummer Ball is the best motorcycle ride... read more
I have been riding bikes since 11-years-old and now I'm 37-years-old. My new Hummer Ball is the best motorcycle ride ever!!!
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Reviewed on October 25, 2011

RV reviewed 2009 Victory Hammer S view listing

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My first cruiser after riding sport bikes, sport tourers, dual sports and naked bikes; I finally found a bike that satisfies me. Sure I can't push it in the twisties like a sport bike, but the comfort, power, and looks are a fair trade. The one complaint that I have is that a few of the... read more
My first cruiser after riding sport bikes, sport tourers, dual sports and naked bikes; I finally found a bike that satisfies me. Sure I can't push it in the twisties like a sport bike, but the comfort, power, and looks are a fair trade. The one complaint that I have is that a few of the components were pretty cheap looking considering the price. I'm primarily referring to the turn signals. Also, the stock exhaust is a little too tame. It would be nice if it had just a little more bite to it.
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Reviewed on September 13, 2011

RV reviewed 2011 Victory Hammer view listing

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I had a Fatboy years ago - liked the cruiser idea, but wasn't impressed with the dodgey handling and low power. My next ride was (now my 'other' bike) a BMW R1100S - a great bike, but I missed the cruiser. Now with the Hammer I am back on track! It's rock solid on the road, has wonderful... read more
I had a Fatboy years ago - liked the cruiser idea, but wasn't impressed with the dodgey handling and low power. My next ride was (now my 'other' bike) a BMW R1100S - a great bike, but I missed the cruiser. Now with the Hammer I am back on track! It's rock solid on the road, has wonderful torque and willingness to just power along. It's comfortable, too, with its low center of gravity and comfortable seating position it inspires confidence. What a great bike! Victory have been smart to deliver a bike with great style, strong motor and good handling. I was sold on it from the first test ride and look for excuses to go for rides. I'm really looking forward to summer time!
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Reviewed on August 14, 2011

RV reviewed 2009 Victory Hammer S view listing

5.0
I've been riding a 1000cc crotch rocket for over a decade and decided I was sick of the speeding tickets and wanted to step into the cruiser world. I spent a great deal of time researching before choosing Victory, and I haven't looked back since. The bike stock (purchased mine with the swept... read more
I've been riding a 1000cc crotch rocket for over a decade and decided I was sick of the speeding tickets and wanted to step into the cruiser world. I spent a great deal of time researching before choosing Victory, and I haven't looked back since. The bike stock (purchased mine with the swept exhaust) sounds incredible! There is a nice crackling rumble when idling and really becomes throaty once you open up the throttle, but you can still cruise in and out of your neighborhood without upsetting all your neighbors (provided you stay out of the throttle). Whoever wrote the review saying they were getting 20-something miles to the gallon is crazy. I bought this bike to commute into work and back. It's exactly 26 miles from my driveway to the parking garage at my work. I make this trip eight times on a tank (four days of work/52 miles round trip). So I get over 200 miles to a 4.5 gallon tank. Do the math, that's averaging 46 miles to the gallon. I'm probably getting 50 on the freeway. So having a huge motor and getting that kind of fuel efficiency is awesome. I really didn't expect that. The bike definitely doesn't lack torque and I get more comments on and off the bike than I ever did with my tricked out Gixxer 1000. Thanks Victory, I LOVE the bike.
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Reviewed on July 9, 2011

RV reviewed 2009 Victory Hammer S view listing

5.0
There are a lot of people who try to find things wrong with Victory. It is beyond reasoning (Maybe they are just trying to justify paying more for the somewhat comparable Harley). I have noticed that what some are calling cam noise is actually the transmission. Nothing wrong with it, it is just... read more
There are a lot of people who try to find things wrong with Victory. It is beyond reasoning (Maybe they are just trying to justify paying more for the somewhat comparable Harley). I have noticed that what some are calling cam noise is actually the transmission. Nothing wrong with it, it is just synchronized. I have a 2007 Hammer S and the new bikes have an improved transmission now (less noise). My bike does have upgrades - exhaust, power commander and intake. I haven't found a Harley that can beat me yet, not even an improved VROD Muscle that a local owns. Here is something to chew on. Some believe that if the bike doesn't shake your teeth it lacks power. The truth is the Victory is balanced. Keep on rattling your teeth as I pass you. Oops, you can't see me as your eyeballs are shaking as well. Power, try 97 HP stock right out the dealer door with 113-ft. lbs. of torque. Aftermarket upgrades can boost that considerably. The only problem I have is finding the after market accessories and that is getting better as companies strive to fill the demand.
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Reviewed on April 13, 2011

RV reviewed 2005 Victory Hammer view listing

5.0
There are very few true american muscle vehicles left on the road today. When you think of muscle, the first thoughts that come to most's head is an old Mustang, Charger, GTO, (you get my point) but not so much a motorcycle. I can tell you I've owned this bike for roughly 9,000 miles and have... read more
There are very few true american muscle vehicles left on the road today. When you think of muscle, the first thoughts that come to most's head is an old Mustang, Charger, GTO, (you get my point) but not so much a motorcycle. I can tell you I've owned this bike for roughly 9,000 miles and have never looked back. This 700 lb. bike is literally a muscle machine. The 100c.i. engine is a monster. I'm 25 years old and all my friends are still riding "street" bikes. This bike can certainly keep up with all the 600cc bikes and looks 100 times better. It's like having a Challenger or Camaro vs a Suburu WRX. You know they would all be fun, but the American Muscle would get the most looks. I would recommend this bike to anyone or any Victory brand for that matter.
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