News 2012 Victory Hammer S | Preview

2012 Victory Hammer S | Preview

Victory Motorcycle

The sportiest motorcycle in the 2012 Victory lineup, the Hammer S features muscle-bike styling and a massive, 240mm rear tire.

With blacked-out components, high horsepower from the 106 Freedom engine and dual 300mm brakes, the 2012 Victory Hammer S sets the muscle-car era mood on two wheels.

Following are highlights, color options, MSRP and specs for the 2012 Victory Hammer S.

Unique Hammer S Style & Performance

The Hammer s has sport-styled bodywork, including a high rear fender that shows off the 250mm rear tire.

A color-matched cowl detaches to reveal the passenger seat. With the cowl in place, the Hammer s projects stunning dragbike style. the Hammer S also has several blacked-out components and black custom wheels with red pinstripes. Up front, this bike has inverted forks and dual front disk brakes.

Premium Victory Power

The Hammer has a Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin. this is a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine that delivers 113 ft-lb of torque and has a 6-speed transmission with overdrive.

Pure Victory Accessories

Pure Victory accessories available for the Hammer s include: x-bow and tri-Pro stage 1 Performance exhausts, backrests, grips, covers and more.

2012 Victory Hammer S Color Options/MSRP

  • Gloss Fireball Red/White lightning / $18,499
  • Matte indy Red/black / $18,499

2012 Victory Hammer S Specs

Engine

  • Engine type: 4-stroke, 50-degree V-Twin
  • Cooling system: Air/Oil
  • Displacement: 106 ci/ 1731cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 101 X 108mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.4:1
  • 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 ltr
  • Exhaust: Staggered slash-cut dual exhaust with crossover
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 qts / 4.75 ltr
  • Charging System: 48 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
  • Final Drive: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt

Chassis Dimensions

  • Length: 93.1 in / 2366 mm
  • Wheelbase: 65.7 in / 1669 mm
  • Seat Height: 26.5 in / 673 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.8 in / 148 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 32.7-degrees / 5.5 in / 134 mm
  • Dry Weight: 672 Lbs / 305 Kg
  • GVWR: 1173 lbs / 532 kg

Front suspension:

  • Type: Inverted Cartridge telescopic fork
  • Fork Tube Diameter: 43 mm
  • Travel: 5.1 in / 130 mm

Rear suspension:

  • Shock Absorber: Single, mono-tube gas
  • Swingarm: Cast Aluminum with rising moto linkage
  • Travel: 3.9 in / 100 mm
  • Adjustment: Preload adjustable spring

Brakes:

  • Brake System Type: Conventional
  • Front braking system: Dual 300mm floating rotor with 4-piston caliper
  • Rear braking system: 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper

Wheels:

  • Front: 18 x 3.5 in
  • Rear: 18 x 8.5 in

Tires:

  • Front: 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3
  • Rear: 250/40R18 Dunlop Elite 3

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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