X132 Hellcat Speedster is the result of an uncompromised design and craftsmanship approach.
Confederate Motorcycles, known for designing and crafting some of America’s most iconic motorcycles, announced on August 11, 2014 their latest creation: The X132 Hellcat Speedster.
The new Speedster represents a design and engineering evolution of the company’s esteemed X132 Hellcat, released in 2012. Drawing on the first and second generation Hellcats’ distinctive American drag race architecture, the new Hellcat Speedster advances that architecture with superior performance, reliability, ergonomics and quality.
The new Hellcat Speedster 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.
The new Hellcat Speedster is powered by a massive 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) fuel-injected V-Twin engine housed within a proprietary CNC machined billet aluminum case. Compared to its predecessor, the new Speedster features a wider 240 spec rear wheel and tire package, a new carbon fiber tank, as well as an ergonomically optimized solo saddle and forward foot controls.
The company’s founder and CEO, Matthew Chambers, described 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.”
“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.” said Pierre Terblanche
The company has begun accepting reservations for the $65,000 USD motorcycle, and production begun in September. In order to maintain the value of each machine, the company is limiting production to only 65 examples.