Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype At The Bonneville Salt Flats

In Bonneville. James Hoegh successfully piloted the first Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat prototype to a top speed of 172.211 mph, making it the world’s fastest in the APF3000 category (big block American V-twin, unfaired, naturally aspirated over 2000cc.) In this video, he describes how it is to race on the Salt Flats.

13 Responses to “Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype At The Bonneville Salt Flats”

  1. 1 Faar V Sep 27th, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Absolutely amazing machine, and anyone who says anything different, built your own and let’s see what you got next to this thing.

  2. 2 ray c wheeler Sep 27th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    2012 SCTA Rule Book

    Bailey’s Speed Shop


    9/2010 @ 176.271…

    The Confederate is one bad ass machine……

  3. 3 Darin Maltsberger-Instructor@MTI Sep 28th, 2012 at 9:18 am

    The students at MTI got to hang out with the crew from Confederate at the 2012 BUB event……lots of knowledge and some really cool cats. Awesome bike. Congrats.

  4. 4 rags Sep 28th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    congrats,always room for more speed

  5. 5 Doc Robinson Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Great video! Great machine. Well done guys.

  6. 6 Doug Cutler (swampboogiedoug) Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Special thanks to George Smith & the crew at S&S for making this possible with their motors. I remember when Warner Riley first hit 200 using their stuff. What have you guys got up your sleve now ?

  7. 7 Harl Sep 28th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Burt Munro is still my hero!

  8. 8 martin twofeather Sep 29th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    The true grasp for excellence,congrats

  9. 9 Phil Oct 1st, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Enjoyed the narration of the video, and the video itself, but I have to think that there is something very wrong with the fundamental design of the V-Twin Big Block Motors. This bike is at or close to 2000 ccd and you can hear that it has no top end.

    Now compare the 1000 cc BMW that clocks in at over 209.5 mph on a 1.5 mile course on June 2 in Mojave, CA, making this run the world’s fastest productions BMW S100RR. That’s a production bike mind you.

  10. 10 Sara Brown Oct 2nd, 2012 at 9:06 am

    emotional? I bet ….the feeling of being on the flats…looking around, knowing its going to be all about you the bike and the acceleration…its almost spiritual….I believe that ….
    not to mention The Hellcat is one hell of a bike !

    cool video

  11. 11 J'Witz Oct 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Great video, gave me the chills, I can relate! Def an emotional place!! Congrats

  12. 12 Chris Oct 3rd, 2012 at 12:26 pm


    Legitimate point, but there is a fundamental difference between what the S1000RR and the V-Twin engine are designed to accomplish. Sure the Beamer makes more horsepower. Smaller pistons, shorter stroke, high RPM and voila! Horsepower. The big bore long stroke V-Twins produce torque numbers that the Beamer can’t touch. 82.6 ft/lbs of torque from the BMW vs probably close to 145 ft/lbs of torque from the Hellcat. It’s that off the line, white knuckle, slidin’ off the seat, leave the beamer in the dust off the light torque that makes me smile from ear to ear. I’m too old to worry about what the bike will do past 120 mph anymore.

  13. 13 Tracy M Oct 18th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Such wisdom… no surprise you were “invited”, James. Congratulations.

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