2011 Victory MotorcycleVictory gives its Hammer S a distinctively racy look, thanks to its striped rear cowl with a motif that continues to the tip of the front fender.
Off- the-line torque is plentiful, topping out at 113 ft/lbs and 97 horsepower, quite fitting for a 106 cubic inch V-twin in Stage 2 tune.Inverted forks give the bike a serious look, along with 300mm front discs and a pair of four-piston calipers.High mounted instruments, including a tach, are easily read. The blacked out exhaust and wheels enhance the look of serious performance.2011 Victory Hammer S Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 101mm x 108mm
WHEELBASE: 65.7 inches
RAKE: 32.7 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 26.5 inches
DRY WEIGHT: 672 pounds
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