Confederate's X132 Hellcat Speedster hot rod motorcycle is a thing of engineered beauty

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The Confederate Motors X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the company's original X132 Hellcat

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Confederate Motorcycles has a carved out a reputation for creating strikingly designed hand-crafted bikes. Its latest offering serves only to strengthen that reputation. The X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the original Hellcat and looks just as mouthwatering.

"The X132 Hellcat Speedster represents a return to the tradition of the Hellcat, which is a stripped down American hot rod motorcycle," says Confederate Founder and CEO Matthew Chambers.

The Speedster is powered by a 132 cubic inch (2,163 cc) fuel-injected V-Twin engine that produces 121 bhp of power and 140 ft lb (190 Nm) of torque. The engine is housed in a CNC-shaped billet aluminum casing and drives a five-speed drag racing transmission.

The bike sits on a custom suspension fork at the front and a custom coilover shock at the rear, both of which are adjustable. It features 18-in BlackStone Tek carbon fiber wheels with a front width of 3.5 inches and a chunky rear width of 8 inches. Four-piston Aerotec calipers coupled with dual beringer Aeronal floating ductile iron rotors at the front and a cross-drilled Brembo stainless steel rotor at the rear help to keep a lid on things.

The Speedster has what Confederate calls a "classic American riding position" with forward foot controls and swept handlebars. It has a rake of 29 degrees and weighs in at 500 lb (227 kg).

If you want to get your hands on an X132 Hellcat Speedster, it will cost you US$65,000 – and only 65 will be produced. Confederate is accepting reservations now and production starts this month.

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