Tokyo Dirt

Speedtractor teams up with friends, Animal Boat CC and Iceblock Films to find that there is indeed dirt in Tokyo…you just have to look for it.

Japan is one of the places that I need to visit, there is so much I want to see there yet I haven’t had the chance. There are those who follow the rules to the T in Japan, and then there are those who live outside the rules and this case this is what Tokyo Dirt is, a look into the other side of motorcycling culture in Japan. There is a different feeling for those who love motorcycles, and crosses all the barriers of borders, race and language, it is its own culture.

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.