Another Beatufiul Confederate – The X132 Hellcat Speedster – By Pierre Terblanche

The Confederate machines are known to be beautiful hand made machines from the this well known “Southern” brand. It is another sophisticated piece of machinary that I would love to get my hands on. Based around the same 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) v-twin engine as the previous Hellcat models, the Speedster is good for 121hp and 140 lbs•ft of torque. The styling is true to the Confederate canon, and the detailed touches of Pierre Terblanche can be seen on this machine.

Noticeable features include a 240mm rear tire, a carbon fiber fuel tank, and a unique solo-saddle design. Suspension is by WP, brakes by Beringer, and the carbon fiber wheels are by Blackstone Tek with proprietary hubs. I love the look of the solo saddle hanging up in the air.

“The X132 Hellcat Speedster represents a return to the tradition of the Hellcat, which is a stripped down American hot rod motorcycle,” says Matthew Chambers, Confederate’s CEO and Founder. “A dragster for the street that is powerful, beautiful and most of all, a thrill to ride.”

This is a more modern look then they have made for the Confederate line up of machines before, and this is all thanks to the lead designer, Pierre Terblanche. “The challenge was improving performance, reliability, and practicality without diluting the iconic simplicity and sensuality of the Hellcat. I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”

65 of these works of art will be made, to get your hands on the Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster you will have to put a $10’000 Deposit on the machine, with a cost of $65’000 I am pretty sure this beast will sell out. Production starts in September but I’m not sure how long it will take to build one.

CONFEDERATE HELLCAT X132

At $45’000 this is one very exclusive machine, more like a work of art. I wouldn’t know whether to ride this bike or display it in my living room. You would have to be in love with this machine to get it, but in reality these bikes from the Alabama Company. From all the other Confederate machines this one is just as appetizing and I would love to try this machine out on the open road. For now I can just admire it from afar since this won’t be in my stable any time soon.

This is the Alabama company’s latest model, and it comes with a mission statement: “With the X132 Hellcat, we set out to build the toughest motorcycle ever made”. Hellcat components include Marzocchi forks, Pirelli Supercorsa tires, a Beringer/Brembo brake system and Motogadget instrumentation. The 132 ci (2163 cc) V-twin motor, developed with the help of S&S, puts out 132 bhp—which might not sound like much given the capacity, but the Hellcat is relatively light at 500 lbs (226 kg).


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Confederate Black Flag

There are a lot of custom bike makers out there, but the most unique and modern creations come from Confederate Motorcycles, the new Confederate Black Flag which is the P120 Fighter in Matte Black. Only 13 special editions will be made of this machine and 4 are already reserved.

For a work of art chiseled out of bare metal it takes off pretty quickly with 160 bhp and 145 lbs-ft of torque. Again no pricing is announced but I’m assuming that you would need to take a loan for a house to buy it. I love this machine, damn it looks like one mean machine.

Link: Asphalt & Rubber


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Confederate P120 Fighter

From the guys who created the Wraith, the new Confederate P120 Fighter looks like it was chiseled out of one block of metal. 160 bhp and 145 lbs-ft of torque this bike will go pretty quick.

It has some similarities to the Wraith but its one unique machine with a 1966cc engine. No price yet but I’m assuming you would have to give up an organ for this machine.

Link: AsphaltandRubber


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