The sexiest motorcycle. Ever.

Their website sets the scene: “…a relentless romantic passion for the American Way inspired the formation of Confederate Motorcycles in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.” That passion would be to create the most exclusive, small-batch handcrafted thoroughbred motorcycles ever produced. America’s leading motorcycle drag racing chassis design specialists, Sandy Kosman and Martin Windmill began a collaboration that would change the face of American bikes. confederate motorcycles After numerous early iterations, prototypes, blood, sweat and tears (including the destruction of their 140 year old workshop and studio by Hurricane Katrina), they have finally realised their dream.

After 21 years of passion and determination they have created the Confederate X132 Hellcat. The  motorcycle they always wanted to make.

Confederate Motorcycles

confederate motorcycles  hellcat core The Toughest Core:

  • Unitizes engine, transmission, swingarm pivot and frame mounts into singular core
  • Carved entirely from aircraft-grade 6061 billet aluminum
  • Proprietary large diameter mounting system 

The Specs speak for themselves:

Engine:   X132 Copperhead; 132 cubic inches (2,163 cc); 56° Fuel Injected V-Twin; 4.4” Bore x 4.4” Stroke; One-piece Forged Crank; Journal Bearing Design

Power: Torque: > 150 Foot Pounds  Horsepower: > 132 BHP

Unitized Case:  Machined 6061 Aircraft-Grade Billet Aluminum

Transmission: Confederate Patented 5-Speed Close Ratio; Patented Output Shaft Bearing Support System

Chassis: 3” 120 Wall Hard Steel Backbone; 3” 120 Wall Hard Steel Down Tube; Hand Tig Welded Fabrication

Wheels: Carbon Fiber; Front: 3.5” x 17”; Rear: 6”x 17”

Brakes:  Front: Dual Beringer 4 Piston AEROTEC Radial Calipers; Dual Beringer AERONAL Floating Stainless Steel Discs  Rear: Single 2 Piston Brembo Monobloc Caliper; Cross-drilled Brembo Stainless Steel Disc

Weight: 500lbs ( 226.7 kg)

Price: US$60,000

Lust here: confederate.com 

 

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