Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball | Preview

2012 Victory Motorcycle

Most motorcyclists began customizing their cruisers within weeks, sometimes days depending on the budget.

With this in mind, Victory offers the 2012 Hammer 8-Ball, the ideal platform for the motorcyclist who wants to customize a bike to their personal tastes.

The Victory Hammer 8-Ball arrives stock with solid black bodywork, and following blacked-out features: engine, headlight, handlebars, exhaust, wheels, belt guards, frames, side stands and more.

And as always, Victory offers many custom accessories to personalize the Hammer 8-Ball; following are the highlights, color, MSRP and specs for the 2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball.

Premium Victory Performance

The 8-balls are powered by the Freedom 106/6 stage 2 V-twin, a fuel-injected, counter-balanced, air-cooled engine that produces 113 ft.-lb. of torque. The 6-speed transmission has true overdrive and neutral assist that makes it easy to find neutral when stopped.

Distinctive Hammer 8-Ball Features

the Hammer 8-ball has sporty bodywork, including a short front fender and high-cut rear fender that shows off the 250mm rear tire. this bike also has inverted forks and a removable black cowl that covers the passenger seat during solo riding.

Pure Victory Accessories

Pure Victory accessories available for the 8-ball models include: windshields, backrests, saddlebags, Vegas passenger seat, grips, performance exhausts and more.

2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball Color/MSRP:

  • Solid Black / $14,499

2012 Victory Hammer 8-Ball 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 in / 660 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 5.3 in / 135 mm
  • Rake/Trail: 32.7-degrees / 5.5 in / 140 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 in / 75 mm
  • Adjustment: Preload adjustable spring

Brakes:

  • Brake System Type: Conventional
  • Front braking system: 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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