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Hellish Chopper Fury: Confederate Motorcycles Unveils The Hellcat

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On: Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:45PM | By: Chris Weiss


Hellish Chopper Fury: Confederate Motorcycles Unveils The Hellcat

We don't really cover a lot of motorcycles here at Autoshopper--kind of an entirely different ball game. Every once in a while, though, a motorcycle is so brazen and distinguished that we just have to take notice. Confederate Motorcycles is the type of chopper builder that happens to build a lot of those types of motorcycles. And since we're still pretty high on hogs after last night's season finale of "Sons of Anarchy," we knew the Hellcat had to make the blog. Its latest is the X132 Hellcat.

Confederate Motorcycles just exude a feeling of raw, unapologetic, thigh-rattling power. The X132 Hellcat is just a perfect example. The 2,200cc V-Twin engine is simply spilling out of the bike's frame.

This is actually the third generation of the Hellcat model. It was named after the F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII. For its newest 'Cat, Confederate built its own engine casing out of two pieces of billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum.

Confederate's CEO Matthew Chambers explains the significance of the casing in a statement: "This new case unites America's best Vtwin technology and America's superior powertrain technology into a singularity. Although this is the most expensive material selection and craft methodology, it is simply the best approach for maximizing strength and guaranteeing permanence."

The expensive, high-end construction definitely doesn't end at the aluminum casing. The X132 includes carbon fiber wheels, stainless steel bolts and other uncompromising build components.

The X132 Hellcat has a retail price of $45,000 through February of next year, with that price set to rise to $49,500 in March. In other words, place an order early if you plan to saddle up on a Hellcat--40 others already have. You can place an order at www.workandcycle.com.

Production begins in January at a rate of two bikes per month.

PRESS RELEASE

Confederate Motors, Inc. (OTCBB:CFED), makers of handcrafted heirloom motorcycles, unveiled their anticipated third generation Hellcat today. Drawing on the first and second generations' distinctive drag race architecture, the company's new X132 Hellcat advances that architecture with innovative engineering and avant-garde design. The result is yet another iconic machine that challenges the paradigms of the American motoring landscape.

The company's founder and CEO, H. Matthew Chambers, described the new Hellcat by saying, "This is the motorcycle we were conceived to execute when I founded the company 21 years ago. I have every confidence that we have delivered all we ever dreamed of giving."

Named after the legendary F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII, the X132 Hellcat is the result of an uncompromised design and manufacturing approach. The centerpiece of this approach is the Hellcat's billet aluminum case. Instead of the usual casting method, the Hellcat's case is machined from two blocks of billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. Chambers said, "This new case unites America's best Vtwin technology and America's superior powertrain technology into a singularity. Although this is the most expensive material selection and craft methodology, it is simply the best approach for maximizing strength and guaranteeing permanence." Confederate's lead designer, Edward Jacobs, said, "We've always dreamed of designing the core of the machine. For the first time in our 21 year history, we've been able to do that with the unitized case of this new Hellcat. The result is the first pure and undiluted Confederate." The company's uncompromised approach does not end with the case. "Because we design and craft each Confederate motorcycle to be a multi-generational heirloom product, we require that each component, from the carbon fiber wheels to the smallest stainless steel bolts, be of the highest quality, no matter the cost. Our clients deserve nothing less," said Clay Morrison, the company's Director of Marketing.

With over 40 units already pre-sold, the company is set to begin production in January at a rate of two units per week. Pricing for the X132 Hellcat is set at $45,000 through February 29, 2012. The price will rise to $49,500 on March 1, 2012. Orders may be placed online at www.workandcycle.com.

For the past the 21 years, Confederate Motors, Inc. has designed and crafted uncompromised heirloom motorcycles for the motoring purist. For more information, please visit www.confederate.com.




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Stephy21 | 8:36AM (Fri, Dec 9, 2011)

That an expensive bike but i guess its worth it if you have the money.



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