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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2014, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone! New Victory owner here, traded my 2008 Harley Davidson Night train (with roughtly 12xxx miles on it) for a 2010 Victory Hammer 8-ball, with 1xxx miles on it.

It may not be brand new, but its hardly been touched... just kept in a garage for 4 years pretty much. Drives like a dream, took a bit to get used to the handle bars, but i enjoy not having to over stretch my back to much.


Anyways, Can anyone explain to me, what the difference between a Hammer 8ball, and just a hammer? or is the 8-ball a body style?

Anyone got any suggestions on what to start with? (it has the flat black swept pipes, and a windshield)

Thanks again!
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Welcome to the Victory Forums and congrats on the Hammer! Here's a link that should explain all the 2010 Hammer models:

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...9122.html#main

As far as where to start goes it pretty much depends on where you want to end up. Do you want flashy, speed, economy, or a combination?

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Hello Everyone! New Victory owner here, traded my 2008 Harley Davidson Night train (with roughtly 12xxx miles on it) for a 2010 Victory Hammer 8-ball, with 1xxx miles on it.

It may not be brand new, but its hardly been touched... just kept in a garage for 4 years pretty much. Drives like a dream, took a bit to get used to the handle bars, but i enjoy not having to over stretch my back to much.


Anyways, Can anyone explain to me, what the difference between a Hammer 8ball, and just a hammer? or is the 8-ball a body style?

Anyone got any suggestions on what to start with? (it has the flat black swept pipes, and a windshield)

Thanks again!
Yea put some miles on it. 12,000 miles in 6 years maybe with the new bike you'll......

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Yea put some miles on it. 12,000 miles in 6 years maybe with the new bike you'll......
Lol I bought the bike with 7k miles, and put 5k miles since February. I plan on breaking it in very quick.
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Lol I bought the bike with 7k miles, and put 5k miles since February. I plan on breaking it in very quick.
Now there's a plan!!!

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congratulations on your purchase. Where in Illinois are you?

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congratulations on your purchase. Where in Illinois are you?
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Welcome to the forum.
It is simple. Victory is calling things an 8-ball when they strip off most of the goodies and give you an all black bike. I ride a Vision in black but it is not an 8-ball. If it was, the radio and the electric windshield would be missing. I'm not sure what "extras" they strip from a Hammer.

Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles
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