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– 2005 Victory Hammer


Here’s one that’s about as subtle as an uppercut to the chin. Introducing the all-new Victory Hammer. American brute muscle and radical custom style that will sock your lights out. The first thing to grab your attention will certainly be the super fat rear tire. Measuring an impressive 250 mm, it’s the largest tire ever attached to a production bike. We had to build a new, bigger rear fender for such a massive wheel, so of course we went aggressive. We also went large with the power. Check out the new 100 cubic inch Freedom™ V-Twin that’s only available in the Hammer. It’s fuel-injected and counterbalanced, and needless to say, nasty powerful. There’s a new 6-speed overdrive transmission that lets the engine cruise at lower RPMs. Highway speeds feel and sound better than ever. Sit in the saddle, and the Hammer feels like a cruiser but handles and corners like you wouldn’t believe. There’s an inverted cartridge fork. Powerful front dual disc brakes. Radical new paint. It’s the Victory Hammer.

the Hammer, sure to get attention for its first use of a six-speed transmission on a big cruiser and for its mondo 250mm rear tire. Also notable is the new 100 cubic-inch Freedom 100/6 motor that boasts 22% more torque and 10% more ponies than the 92-ci mill in the other Victorys.

A 3mm overbore results in 1634cc, and its 101mm bore and 102mm stroke makes an almost “square” bore and stroke ratio, something of an anomaly in cruiserdom where strokes are always longer than the bore width. Victory claims 92 ponies and 110 lb-ft of torque from the hogged out motor, an increase of 10% and 22% over the Freedom engine fitted to all other Victorys.

The Hammer’s engine receives a new cam drive, oil pump drive and primary gears for a reduction in the gear whine that proved annoying on our Vegas test bike. Power makes its way through a 6-speed overdrive transmission and is delivered rearward by a rubber belt to the fat, 250mm rear tire. For those who don’t do metric, that equates to 10 inches across. A bobbed rear fender encapsulates the big boot. Speed that could get a rider in trouble is scrubbed off by dual 300mm discs with 4-piston calipers up front, held firmly by a 43mm inverted cartridge fork like the Kingpin’s.

The Hammer seems like a sure-fire winner, but those who have $17,000 burning a hole in their jeans will have to wait until spring 2005 before they’ll see one at their local dealer.

Hammer features
100 cubic inch Freedom V-Twin, fuel-injected and counterbalanced.

Super fat rear tire. Measuring an impressive 250 mm, it’s the largest tire ever attached to a production bike.

New 6-speed overdrive transmission.

Inverted cartridge fork.

Big rear fender.

Powerful front dual disc brakes.

Radical new paint.


Engine Type 4-stroke 50° V-Twin

Cooling System Air/Oil

Displacement 100/1634 / cc

Bore x Stroke 101×102 mm x mm

Compression Ratio 9.8:1

Valve Train Single overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder, hydraulic-adjusting cam chains, hydraulic lifters

Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection with 44mm throttle bodies

Fuel Capacity 4.5/17 U.S. gallons

Exhaust Large bore slash-cut dual exhaust with common volume

Oil Capacity 5/4.75 U.S. quart

Charging System 38 amps max output

Battery 12 volts/18 amps hour

Primary Drive Gear drive with torque compensator

Clutch Wet, multi-plate

Transmission 6-speed Overdrive constant mesh

Final Drive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Belt


Front Brake Dual 300mm floating rotors with 4-piston calipers

Rear Brake 300mm floating rotor with 2-piston caliper


Length 92.7/2355 in/mm

Wheelbase 65.7/1668.8 in/mm

Seat Height 26.4/669.3 in/mm

Ground Clearance 5.8/148 in/mm

Rake/Trail 32.9°/5.57/141.5 in/mm

Dry Weight 657/298.6 lbs/kg

GVWR 1165/529.5 lbs/kg


Front Suspension Inverted cartridge telescopic fork, 43mm fork tube, 5.1in/130mm travel

Rear Suspension Single, mono-tube gas, Forged and Cast Aluminum with rising rate linkage swing-arm, 3.9in/100mm travel, Preload adjustable spring


Front Wheel 18×3.0 inches

Rear Wheel 18×5.0 inches

Front Tire 130/70R18 Dunlop Elite 3

Rear Tire 250/40R18 Dunlop Elite 3


Solid Colors Black, Indy Red, Cosmic Sunburst, Flame Yellow

Multiple Colors Indy Red with Tribal Tattoo, Toxic Green with Tribal Tattoo


MSRP $16,499

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