The X132 Hellcat Speedster,the new creation from Confederate Motors, represents a design and engineering evolution of the company’s esteemed X132 Hellcat, released in 2012. This new model is also the first Confederate motorcycle penned by the company’s new Head of Design, Pierre Terblanche, acclaimed for his tenure as Design Director at Ducati.
In typical Confederate style, the new Hellcat Speedster is a stripped down American hot rod motorcycle with a very industrial looking design and using the finest materials, components and methodology. It is powered by a massive 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) fuel-injected V-Twin engine (4.4” bore x 4.4” stroke) housed within a proprietary CNC machined billet aluminum case.
he company’s founder and CEO, Matthew Chambers, describes the new machine by saying, “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.”
Pierre Terblanche, who spent more than a year designing the new Hellcat Speedster, says, “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 outcome.”
For the new X132 Hellcat Speedster, the company opted for a wider 240 spec rear wheel and tire package, a new carbon fiber tank and wheels, as well as an ergonomically optimized solo saddle and forward foot controls. Confederate is limiting production of this exotic model to only 65 examples and has begun accepting reservations with a $10,000 deposit for the US$65,000 motorcycle. Confederate Motors.