I've ridden both, never owned either of them. But IMO the highball will be a slightly better ride because of the narrower back tire. That is if your hammer is an 8 ball. If it's the S or standard hammer it should have the longer shock. Then all bets are off.
I just demoed a highball. It does turn easier than a Hammer because of the smaller tire. I didn't like the bars. Too high for me. My arms were getting numb. My Hammer bars are perfect for my riding comfort.
Hey, welcome to the site.
Let me put it this way, if I could have sex with my High Ball, I would, that's how much I love her.
Like most if not all Victory, she is well balanced, feels light and very easy to manoeuvre. The apes are totally awesome. It took me barely a week or two before my shoulder were used to it and now, I wouldn't buy another bike without mini apes, it is so much more cooler and truly changes your attitude. Riding a bike with a regular handles now feels boring and dull.
At any rate, I find that in recent years, apes are found more and more on bikes like FLHX.
Mine keeps getting better and better. although I changed recently because of a incident at my job. I had 35 000km with my 2012. only things were 2 broken spokes and a voltage regulator.
I have the Vic Stage 1 straights. Like them alot because they are louder and deeper but still legal. If you plan on playing with your engine, people will tell you to go aftermarket cuz vic stage-one is restrictive.
Agreed it's the most comfy bike I've owned. Compared to a stock hammer I'd guess the seat height and bars are the main ergo differences. Add the extended victory Vegas peg mounts and a shorty exhaust and you'll be able to throw it around unlike about any cruiser on the market. It leans beyond my comfort level easy enough before scraping. Plus it's just plain badass.
I’m back on 2 wheels after a couple years of not having a bike besides my Kymco Agility 50cc scooter. 😂
I bought a 2004 Victory Kingpin and drove it home. With this being my first cruiser bike I’m definitely excited about my choice in bike. Having ridden mainly sport bikes and dirt bikes. It’s...
Hello my name is Tony, I have had several Victory Motorcycles. I have also had countless Harleys. I have found that after may many miles that the Victory is a superior ride. That being said I do not have alot of good to say about the manufacturer.
Regardless of all that I enjoy my Vegas 8 ball...
I cant stop accessorizing this thing lol. Live in VT. Member of thevmc. I love riding this thing. Installing new Penske shock and waiting on a custom seat to bring me down an inch. I am short! 5'2" (and 3/4! Hey it matters when your this damn short)!
I'm a new member out of Oregon City, OR. No not Portland, it's Oregon City where its still almost normal and NOT weird! I just bought a 2013 Hammer 8 Ball and love it. I've ridden a total of 12 miles so far and yes, I love it. Nice to meet all of you and if any Victory clubs chapters...
I just received a 2013 Hammer 8 Ball shipped from Wisconsin to Oregon City and I think I got lucky, man is it sweet (And loud - ground-pounders). I'm looking for a separate rear fender and a one person seat. Does anyone know who sells aftermarket parts like these? I've sort of ran into a brick...