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

Confederate's X132 Hellcat Spe...
The Confederate Motors X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the company's original X132 Hellcat
The Confederate Motors X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the company's original X132 Hellcat
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The Confederate Motors X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the company's original X132 Hellcat
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The Confederate Motors X132 Hellcat Speedster is an evolution of the company's original X132 Hellcat
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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It has a rake of 29 degrees and weighs in at 500 lb (227 kg)
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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.

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
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

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.

Source: Confederate Motorcycles

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7 comments
VirtualGathis
This thing is pretty, but I would never ride it. Whoever designed the exhaust system should be forced to ride this thing in heavy traffic for at least two hours a day. Then once he or she starts showing up at work crying with severe burns on the legs be given the option to ride it more or engineer a functional motorcycle.
With the engine being air cooled, the exhaust pipes running right next to a riders leg, and the exhaust discharge being in front of the saddle this thing would turn a ride into pure hell in a few minutes if you had to stop for a light or a traffic jam. Your legs would feel like they were on fire, you'd be sucking straight from the exhaust pipe, and heaven help you if you wear textile safety gear because it would burn or melt.
Bill Bennett
@Virtual, when I saw the first photo my mind was screaming exhaust, I agree.
Martin Hone
I like the look, but its appears to have a really long wheelbase. Might be okay for the Yanks that mostly ride from traffic light to traffic light, but unlikely to be any corner carver. And what is a 'drag race' transmission ?
Lewis M. Dickens III
Interesting Rear Suspension though.
Cyndysub
Just what our climate change world needs a $65,000 co2 spewer.
Griffin
@Vgathis
Did you not see the heat shield?
How many people ride 1/65 $65,000 motorcycles to work,anyway?
Try building something yourself before playing the critic.
gizmowiz
I would prefer they make something that looks that nice but use an EV powertrain with batteries kept low. Some of these Zero bikes have a center of gravity higher than gas bikes!! That's ridiculous.