Published on 05 Dec 2011 by Adriano
The long awaited Confederate X132 Hellcat has been unveiled. The third generation of the Hellcat maintains several distinctive features of the previous model and boasts a really unique style. The bike is powered by a 2,163 cc V-Twin developed together with S&S and producing 132 hp and 203 Nm 150 (lb/ft) of torque, with the machined aluminum engine case obtained from two blocks of 6061 billet aluminum. The model also uses a 5-speed close-ratio transmission, 50 mm Marzocchi forks, Race-Tech rear shock, Beringer calipers on the front, Brembo calipers on the rear and Pirelli Supercorsa performance tyres.
Other remarkable features include a minimal instrument cluster - courtesy of Motogadget - LED lights and an extensive use of carbon fibre, which allows the bike to weight just 226 kg. As usual, Confederate Motorcycles paid a lot of attention to every little detail (i.e. the short saddle with no tail, the muffler in the belly, the exposed labyrinthian chamber for the belt and so forth), and this bike really is a beautiful masterpiece. Only 164 Confederate X132 Hellcats will be produced, with the manufacturer planning to make only two units per week. The Alabama-based company is currently taking orders with a price tag of 45,000$, but that price will go up to 49,500$ in March 2012.
Commenting on the release of the new model, Confederate CEO Matthew H. Chambers said that “With the X132 Hellcat, we set out to build the toughest motorcycle ever made“. Seeing the craftsmanship that oozes out of every inch of this astonishing model, we just have to believe him.
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