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MIGHT HAVE TO GO TEST DRIVE ONE JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY
 

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I do like the new hammer.
 

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Two years ago I was about to pull the trigger on a Hammer S...and then I saw the M109R2 and the Hammer fell out of contention. Seeing them side by side last year at the Rattle the Runway ride, I knew I made the right choice.
 

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I liked the Hammer S as well before I got the M109R. Most true "Muscle Cruisers" have some aspects of them that I like. It's a good looking bike. More traditional looking with a modern twist. I do think Victory puts more technology in their bikes in general than HD and I wouldn't even consider a V-Rod :barf:

I still think a custom M109R looks & performs better.
 

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I have never seen an HD that I like, at all. Conversely, Victory motorcycles are what got me "looking" at selling my VMax. When I saw the M109R it was GAME OVER! Thousands of dollars less than the Victory. I 'm still grinning!
 

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Yea we took the Hammer out on a test ride day...It was ok still like the 9 a whole lot better..After the ride the salemen came out all exited asking how we liked it and how much power it had ...I asked him if we has ever been on a 9 his answer was no...I said well if thats a Hammer then my 109 is a Sledge Hammer
 

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They don't spec hp and tor, and they need 6 speeds to do what we do with 5 LLLLOOOLL

Victory Hammer Base
Cylinders: 2
Displacement (cc): 1731
Engine Type: V Twin

Performance

Horsepower (bhp): N/A bhp
Torque (Ft Lbs): N/A lbs
Redline RPM: N/A RPM

Exterior

Body Material: N/A
Frame: Steel
Hand Grip Material: Rubber

Transmission

Number Of Speeds: 6
Transmission Brands: N/A
Transmission Types: Manual

Instrumentation

Speedometer: Standard
Tachometer: Not Available
Fuel Level Warning: Standard

Wheels

Rear Wheel Diameter: 18
Front Wheel Width (in): 3
Rear Wheel Width (in): 8.5

Bags & Storage

Tank Bag: N/A
Saddle Bag(s): N/A
Lockable Storage: Standard

Tires

Front Tire Speed Rating: N/A
Rear Tire Speed Rating: N/A
Tire Brand: Dunlop

Fuel Economy

US MPG (City): N/A
US MPG (Combined): N/A
US MPG (Hwy): N/A

Brakes

Front Caliper Pistons: 4
Rear Caliper Pistons: 2
Rear Brake Rotor Width (mm): N/A

Suspension & Steering

Front Suspension Brand: N/A
Front Suspension Type: Inverted Fork
Rear Suspension Type: Twin Sided Swing Arm

Seats

Seat Height (mm): 673
Seat Material: Vinyl
Seat Type: One-Piece

Other Specs

Fuel Capacity (gal): 4.5
Number Of Speakers: N/A
Adjustable Handlebars: N/A

from another site,,,,,,,,,
Compression Ratio
9.41, NOT our 10.5

1/4 Mile ET: 11.969 1/4 Mile MPH: 110.320 1/8 Mile ET: 7.562 1/8 Mile MPH: 90.360 0-60 Foot ET: 1.706 VBOX 60-130 MPH:

Sounds like Victory is shooting at the VROD with the HAMMER.... I wish our bike was compared to them, but I guess we are out of the league. :joke:

Here is their VIDEO: http://www.polarisindustries.com/en...F11-83A7-0017A4A77F44&WT.mc_ev=email&WT.mc_id=

Enjoy the propaganda...... :joke:
 

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I'll stick with my Triumph Thunderbird 1700. But truth be told, you can't go wrong with just about ANY new cruiser today. It all depends on what you like. But with that victory you're gonna be looking at $18,000, the $14,000 is for the base model.
 

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Dont know if i trust these specs,,,,,,,,

The Vrod is almost half the motor of a 109!!

V-Rod Specifications:
  • 1130cc Liquid-cooled 60-degree V-twin, DOHC, approx. 109 rwhp

Here are some STOCK specs for you to compare.... straight outta the Motorcycle Consumer News magazine...

MEASURED TOP SPEED
V-Rod: 137mph
M109: 128mph

0 - 1/4 MILE
V-Rod: 11.38sec
M109: 11.62sec

0-60MPH
V-Rod: 3.52sec
M109: 3.65sec

0-100MPH
V-Rod: 8.22sec
M109: 8.87sec

POWER TO WEIGHT
V-Rod: 1:5.99
M109: 1:7.26

BRAKING 60-0 MPH (FEET)
V-Rod: 109.5
M109: 135.4
 

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EWwwwwwwwwww V-Rod Muscle!!! FUGLY :barf:
 

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Gotta ask, is this the same engine/transmission as in the new
Cross Country?
I went to a Victory dealer last week and rode what they said was
a 2011 Cross Country. They were talking about the "easier to find"
neutral, the quieter shifting, and all the power.
I know it was a 106" engine and the newer tranny, but I gotta tell you
it sucked big time. I have NEVER heard a louder clunk than I heard
that day in EVERY gear. My salesman went and got the service manager
to listen and the service guy said "yea they're all like that". OMG it
was really an ugly sound.
Part 2 was it had no guts at all...really, it was weak...too weak.
I had to down shift 2 gears to do what we do by just rolling on the
throttle.
I rode it for 30 minutes and fell in love with everything but the most
important part, the engine and tranny. Handled great, slow speed turns
were effortless and seating was perfect. Fit and finish was great, but wow
why didn't they (polaris) ride this before they sent it to the dealers?

No way any test / research / focus groups would have said "this is great".

I really wanted to add a Cross Country to my stable, but not till I hear and
feel a better drivetrain.

I hope this Harley Killer they just released has been upgraded.

Sorry if I thread jacked!

Jeff / Foo
 

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Apples to Oranges

Comparing the Victory pushrod v twin that drops dead after 5000 rpm to the ohc (4), 4 valve 109 that keeps making more power to 7400 rpm is bound to be a lopsided contest. It's like a heavyweight fighter pounding on a lightweight fighter. Just not a fair fight. Now a high revving little bike like the V-Rod can keep up, and maybe beat a 109 in some things, but I don't want to ride one cause it's so little and I hate the riding position and it costs too much for what it is.......but other than that it's ok. It's a joke compared to modern sportbikes of the same size and HD purists hate it too. Well, they hate us too so I guess that's a plus for it.:D
 

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like headlight...whats the deal wit tail lights on the victorys :dontknow:2 skinny or something...
 

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Aren't they trying to copy the back end of the 109?

I was recently at a local rally (Wharf Rat Rally) and they had the Hammer on display. I was looking at it when the sales guy came up to me. I said they are trying to imitate the rear end of the 109. He laughed and said "this ain't no 109". I said what do you mean? He said his buddy has a 109 and the Hammer doesn't compare in power.

I thought that was funny.
 
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