Confederate Returns to Bonneville Armed With X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype

This X132 Hellcat Combat prototype was commissioned by and handcrafted for James Hoegh of Sunbury, Pennsylvania.. Hoegh will pilot this machine in his quest to set a land speed record this weekend in the APF 3000 category at the 2012 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The prototype X132 Hellcat Combat is a modified version of the company’s X132 Hellcat. The record currently stands at 168.912 mph..

The company plans to produce a limited number of production X132 Hellcat Combats next spring. Confederate’s founder and CEO, Matt Chambers, says the production version of the X132 Hellcat Combat will be the last of a breed. “There will be no more big block Confederates after the Combat examples are produced next spring. These examples, represented by the experimental Combat prototype, are going to
be the end of an era for massive displacement American V-twins packaged as fully structural components within a billet case and handmade chassis. No expense will be spared in our effort to memorialize this passing as the definitive exclamation point.”

The prototype X132 Hellcat Combat features a modified version of the 132 cubic inch (2163cc) S&S XWedge engine used in the production version of the X132 Hellcat. Modifications include:

• Prototype dual track intake with twin 58mm throttle bodies
• Prototype 618 cams with custom length pushrods and tubes
• CNC ported heads with smoothed 113cc chambers and ports
• Modified intake and exhaust valves
• .650 lift Sidewinder springs
• 1.8:1 aluminum roller rocker arms
• Modified oil pump with reduced thickness feed gears and modified bypass circuit
• Annealed copper head gaskets
• Radiused crankshaft
• 11:1 compression ratio (shorter cylinders and decked heads)
• Modified throttle body back plates to compensate for cut heads

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20 Responses to “Confederate Returns to Bonneville Armed With X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype”


  1. 1 a 1 cycles Aug 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    front brake? looks fast though..god luck

  2. 2 nicker Aug 25th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    RE:
    “… These examples, represented by the experimental Combat prototype, are going to
    be the end of an era for massive displacement American V-twins …”

    In favor of what…????
    Small displacement “PC green -machines”…….. ???

    Just in time for $5/gal gas……………… :-(

    -nicker-

  3. 3 alansharp Aug 26th, 2012 at 2:57 am

    gas in uk is$ 9,49/ gal………

  4. 4 BobS Aug 26th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    “in favor of what…???”
    Hopefully in favor of something someone actually wants to buy.

  5. 5 Zyon Aug 26th, 2012 at 8:21 am

    couldn’t give me one of those, look like crap to me!

  6. 6 calif phil Aug 26th, 2012 at 8:42 am

    If I had the $ I would have a Confederate. I like them.

  7. 7 SIG FREED Aug 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    @ a 1 cycles..,

    As Burt Munro said: Its meant go, not to stop…

    “…end of an era for massive displacement American V-twins packaged as fully structural components within a billet case and handmade chassis…” No it ain’t – like the electric guitar, it will take a well deserved sabbatical, then it will be back “stronger” than ever before.

    Suggestion: let’s start making fewer people and there will again be space to make more machines.

  8. 8 da Geezer Aug 26th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Mostly, this stuff makes me miss Buell.

  9. 9 Boomer Aug 26th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    We need a pic of the right side.

    I always find the Confederate bikes to look like the ultimate Mad Max type bike that’s ready to do what ever it takes to get the job done.

  10. 10 JJ Aug 26th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    I would trade my wife for this.

    ahahahahahaha………..see you later honey!!!

  11. 11 Kevin Boyle Kustoms Aug 27th, 2012 at 8:24 am

    always vicious sleds!

  12. 12 hoyt Aug 27th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    end of their era of big block motors. There are other shops doing big block motors in a more comprehensive sporting chassis.

  13. 13 Blackmax Aug 27th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    HOLY MOLEY !!!!
    What a beast !!!!
    Ugly as sin but you are not Profiling with a bike like this
    it’s for one thing & 1 thing only, “Go Fast’ !!!!

  14. 14 Renee Aug 27th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Like who Hoyt.

  15. 15 nicker Aug 27th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    RE:
    “…gas in uk is$ 9,49/ gal…”

    Well, cradle-to-grave pipe-dreams aint cheep……. :-)

    -nicker-

  16. 16 Scott Sjovall Aug 28th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Update from the salt. With only a couple of passes completed they are within a couple mph of breaking the record. The bike looks and sounds incredible going down the course

  17. 17 hoyt Aug 28th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    @ Renee – look at BTR Moto’s entry into the AMD Performance class

  18. 18 CafeSportyTC Aug 28th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Sigfreed: Suggestion: let’s start making fewer people and there will again be space to make more machines.

    my suggestion, lead by example.. I’ll provide your bullet….. sheesh

  19. 19 Die cast store Aug 29th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Think that is on of kind project the most concrete and done on motorbike die cast ever done since last 15 years

  20. 20 Bshirk Aug 31st, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I’m not certain but this might be the ugliest motorcycle I have ever seen, even uglier than a Victory Vision.

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