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Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster | Unveiled

Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster | Unveiled

Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster

Confederate Motorcycles has unveiled a new motorcycle – the X132 Hellcat Speedster.

This is the first Confederate motorcycle penned by the company’s new Head of Design – Pierre Terblanche, the former Design Director of Ducati who created the original Multistrada, the 999 superbike and the Hypermotard.

The Speedster is an evolution of the original X132 Hellcat, which was released in 2012 by the 23-year-old motorcycle manufacturer based in Birmingham, Ala.

And just as the original Hellcat, the new Speedster will reign in exclusivity – only 65 will be built.Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster | Unveiled

The Hellcat features a 132-CI (2163cc) fuel-injected V-Twin featuring an aluminum case that produces 121 horsepower and 140 ft/lbs of torque. Featuring WP and Race Tech suspension components and Beringer brakes, the Speedster is highlighted by a 240mm rear tire, a carbon-fiber gas tank, and an ergonomically optimized solo saddle and forward foot controls.

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

Also commenting on the Speedster is its designer Terblanche, who spent more than a year designing the new Hellcat Speedster: “We looked at each and every component and asked, ‘How can we make this better?’ From the front fender all the way to the rear tag bracket, this is essentially an all-new motorcycle. 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 Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Speedster | Unveiledoutcome.”

The Speedster will retail for $65,000, and Confederate is accepting reservations. Production is slated to begin in September. Below are the specs of the new Speedster.

For additional information, visit www.confederate.com.

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster Specs:

ENGINE:

• X132 56° Fuel Injected V-Twin V-Twin

• 132 Cubic Inches (2,163 cc)

• 4.4” Bore x 4.4” Stroke

• One-Piece Forged Crank

• Journal Bearing Design

• Single Side-Draft Intake with 58mm Throttle Bodies

• Performance Calibrated Engine Control Unit

POWER

Horsepower: 121 BHP

• Torque: 140 Foot Pounds

UNITITZED CASE

• Proprietary X-Vault Unitized Design

• CNC Machined 6061 Aircraft-Grade Billet Aluminum

CHASSIS

• 3” 120 Wall Hard Steel Backbone

• 3” 120 Wall Hard Steel Down Tube

• Hand Tig Welded Fabrication

TRANSMISSION

• 5-Speed Drag Racing Transmission

SUSPENSION

• Front: Custom WP 48mm Fork

• Adjustable Rebound and Compression

• Rear: Custom Center-mounted Race Tech Coil-Over-Shock

• Adjustable Rebound and Compression

BRAKES

• Front: Dual Beringer 4-Piston Machined Monobloc AEROTEC Radial Calipers

• Dual Beringer AERONAL Floating Ductile Iron Rotors

• Rear: Single Beringer 4-Piston Machined Monobloc AEROTEC Radial Caliper

• Cross-Drilled Brembo Stainless Steel Rotor

WHEELS

• BlackStone Tek Carbon Fiber with Proprietary Hubs

• Front: 3.5” x 18”

• Rear: 8” x 18”

TIRES

• Front: Metzeler ME 880 Marathon 120/70 ZR18

• Rear: Metzeler ME 880 Marathon 240/40 VR18

LIGHTING

• 7” Round LED Headlamp

• Integrated High Beam, Low Beam, Running Lights

• LED Tail Lamp

• Rizoma Graffio LED Front & Rear Turn Signals

FENDERS

• Proprietary Design

• Carbon Fiber Construction

FUEL CELL

• Proprietary Confederate Design

• One-Piece Seamless Handmade Construction

• Heat, Chemical & Impact Resistant Aerospace Composite

• Matte Clear Coat Finish Over Carbon Fiber

• 3 Gallon Capacity

INSTRUMENTATION

• Motogadget Precision Analogue Tachometer

• Digital Speed & Status

ERGONOMICS

• Classic American Riding Position

• Premium Solo Tractor-Style Leather Saddle

• Forward Foot Controls

• Classic Swept Handlebar

• Seat Height: 28.5”

GEOMETRY & WEIGHT

• Wheelbase: 63.5”

• Rake: 29°

• Trail: 4.185”

• Weight: 500 lbs

PRODUCTION

• Handmade in the USA

• Limited to 65 Units

PRICE

• $65,000 USD

• $10,000 USD Pre-Payment Required

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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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