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Confederate Motorcycles: 3rd Gen Hellcat

Confederate Motorcycles

Now 21 years in existence, Confederate Motorcycles continue to attract the motorcycle purists with its iconic designs.

And one of Confederate’s most famed motorcycle, the Hellcat, was recently unveiled in its third-generation form.

The new Confederate X132 Hellcat features that typical avant-garde styling, built upon the first- and second-generations’ "distinctive drag race architecture."

The Hellcat, which takes its name from the World War II Hellcat fighter plane, most unique feature is the Hellcat’s engine case; it features an unusual method where it is designed from two blocks of billet 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum.

H. Matthew Chambers (Confederate CEO and Founder) "This new case unites America’s best V-Twin technology and America’s superior powertrain technology into a singularity. Although this is the most expensive material selection and craft methodology, it is simply the best approach for maximizing strength and guaranteeing permanence."

Edward Jacobs (Lead Designer) says: "We’ve always dreamed of designing the core of the machine. For the first time in our 21 year history, we’ve been able to do that with the unitized case of this new Hellcat. The result is the first pure and undiluted Confederate."

Clay Morrison (Director of Marketing) says: "Because we design and craft each Confederate motorcycle to be a multi-generational heirloom product, we require that each component, from the carbon fiber wheels to the smallest stainless steel bolts, be of the highest quality, no matter the cost. Our clients deserve nothing less."

Confederate says 40 third-generation X132 Hellcat motorcycles have already been pre-sold, and production will begin in January. Prices are set for $45,000 through Feb. 29, 2012, and then prices will rise to $49,500 beginning March 1. Orders may be placed online at workandcycle.com.

H. Matthew Chambers (Confederate CEO and Founder) says: "This is the motorcycle we were conceived to execute when I founded the company 21 years ago. I have every confidence that we have delivered all we ever dreamed of giving."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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