Found a really sweet Hammer for a good price. My wife is wanting something to cruise long distances on and I'm wanting something to run a quick 40 miles a day and cruise. I'm really liking the Kingpins on Craigslist.
Not really certain what you mean by 'cruiser' ......as by Victory's own classification , The Hammer is a cruiser.
If what you are asking is , can the Hammer be used a 2 up touring....the answer is sure. Anything is possible with want , money and knowhow.
Without a lot of work .....the Hammer is not the best tool for what you state your wife wants. She and you both will not be happy with the bike as it comes stock.
The seat is hard , the rear shock is unforgiving , the stock dunlop rear tire will wear flat quickly , and there is no storage .
That said ...there are 'fixes' for all that ..... Just depends how much you are willing to invest.
There are other Victory bikes , that are better suited right out of the box .....
You ( and the wife ) need to test them out and decide for yourselves...