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It's nice to see the Hammer S return for 2016.
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I agree!! Love the Black and red paint!! Mine is the 2012 Hammer S in White and Red!!
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I've been tossing around the idea of buying a new Hammer for about eight months......having a hard time pulling the trigger though. I was looking at the 2015 Hammer 8 Ball, but the closest dealer is 200 miles away and when I went for a factory demo ride this past June they didn't have a Hammer to ride and I wasn't too thrilled with the Gunner. The motor however was unbelievable though, so much more than my 1300 VTX (Honda). Well now I have seen the photos of the new Hammer S, with dual gauges, dual front disks, and that sweet Cobra optional 2-1 exhaust, I have an itch to buy again really bad. Love the colour scheme too!

I note that you have a Hammer and I believe your bike will be almost the same as the new 2016 Hammer S, and would love to hear your thoughts regarding fit/finish, reliability, and all negative and positive comments alike that you would share.

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I note that you have a Hammer and I believe your bike will be almost the same as the new 2016 Hammer S, and would love to hear your thoughts regarding fit/finish, reliability, and all negative and positive comments alike that you would share.

Thanks Cobra
This month Motorcycle consumer news has a road test on the 16 hammer, Might be worth a read.....
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I've been tossing around the idea of buying a new Hammer for about eight months......having a hard time pulling the trigger though. I was looking at the 2015 Hammer 8 Ball, but the closest dealer is 200 miles away and when I went for a factory demo ride this past June they didn't have a Hammer to ride and I wasn't too thrilled with the Gunner. The motor however was unbelievable though, so much more than my 1300 VTX (Honda). Well now I have seen the photos of the new Hammer S, with dual gauges, dual front disks, and that sweet Cobra optional 2-1 exhaust, I have an itch to buy again really bad. Love the colour scheme too!

I note that you have a Hammer and I believe your bike will be almost the same as the new 2016 Hammer S, and would love to hear your thoughts regarding fit/finish, reliability, and all negative and positive comments alike that you would share.

Thanks Cobra
Although refinement and engine manners have improved quite a bit aince 07, the handling and overall geometry are the same, except for the handlebars. The fat tire takes some getting used to, but it still handles better than any harley I've ever ridden.
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i am pleased with my 13 hammer very much + feel the upgrades on the new S is a good buy. even though not really needed i added a second disc + cost was over 2G no labor!! a built for you Penske shock smooths the ride a lot + pirelli night dragon tyres increase handling + braking + help the firm ride IMO. i will sell you that Cobra exhaust in black for $400, i took off my 13 Hammer
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i am pleased with my 13 hammer very much + feel the upgrades on the new S is a good buy. even though not really needed i added a second disc + cost was over 2G no labor!! a built for you Penske shock smooths the ride a lot + pirelli night dragon tyres increase handling + braking + help the firm ride IMO. i will sell you that Cobra exhaust in black for $400, i took off my 13 Hammer
The dual brakes aren't for the extra stopping power as much as they are to prevent fading.
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they stop better as well with ebc HH pads + floating rotors, + preventing fading if used hard is a plus for sure![IMG][/IMG]
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Is the Hammer S some form of upgraded Hammer model?

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This month Motorcycle consumer news has a road test on the 16 hammer, Might be worth a read.....
I ordered the November 2015 digital copy of Motorcycle Consumer News, thank you for the recommendation. The article on the Victory Hammer S is an excellent read and the two reviewers speak very highly of the new Victory Hammer, mind you they also speak highly of all previous Victory Hammers too! They actually compare the new Hammer to a recently reviewed H.D. Breakout and although close, they give the edge to the Victory.

As soon as the dealer gets their new Hammer S in I'll be making the trip to see it. I'm actually happy I didn't buy the 2015 Hammer 8 Ball back in June as I really love the new paint scheme on the 2016 Hammer S. I just hope the colour is deep, dark red against black. It's difficult to truly tell because when looking at the various photos, the red moves from deep, dark red to orange red. Has anyone actually seen a new Hammer S up close and personal?

The dealer expected his copy to arrive in three to four weeks, so I'll keep you posted as to whether I'm joining the Victory family or not. Until then, thanks to all for your assistance.

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