Confederate Motorcycles has ripped the sheets off of its latest creation, and it's a stunner. The X132 Hellcat is the latest in what the company calls its line of "heirloom" creations, and the bike boasts a billet aluminum engine case machined from two hunks of 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum. Whereas past Confederate products have had to rely on outsourced engine cases, the company says that the X132 Hellcat is a purebred. The V-twin gurus at S&S likely had a hand in the lump's development, however. Like every other bike to roll out of the manufacturer's Alabama facility, the X132 Hellcat makes use of a raft of high-end components right down to its stainless steel nuts and bolts.

Of course, that level of attention to detail comes with a price tag to match. If you like what you see, you'll have to hand over $49,500. That's a far cry cheaper than the company's previous efforts, and you still get to chew on 145 pound-feet of torque from a 2,200 cc V-twin engine. Did we mention the bike weighs in at a scant 475 pounds? Sounds like a dirty night on the town to us. Then again, you can buy three BMW S 1000 RR hellions for the price of the X135 Hellcat and still have cash left over to put in the tank. What you won't have is exclusivity, however.

Confederate plans to produce just two X132 Hellcat models per week starting in January. Head over to the manufacture's website for more information and be sure to check out the press release after the jump.
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Confederate Motorcycles Unveils Third Generation Hellcat

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutely love their designs. Crazy amount of money for a bike, but the designs are totally killer.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      starting to look a little over-worked with all the holes punched everywhere....nice stuff, but geezze take it easy.....
      tony
      • 3 Years Ago
      F this racist company and their shitty name.
      Moosetang
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very cool bike. Still not very cool company name.
        Adam Waltering
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Moosetang
        The only reason I don't like the name is that, I once saw an interview with the owner (or one of them) and he sounded like a total yuppie. Nothing like the image the company is putting forth. That's marketing.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jason Allen
        • 3 Years Ago
        I've never understood why southerners are so proud of their loser ancestors. THEY EFFING LOST! THEY ARE UNQUALIFIED LOSERS! Again, I say to them losers, wake up! They were losers, losers are bad, mkay?
          Mchicha
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason Allen
          Dude, their girls are good though
        • 3 Years Ago
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      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      what a beast
      SpikedLemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks far too much like any other Hellcat with stuff bolted onto it.
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      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks great, but some parts look incomplete, at least in terms of finish. Are these pics of a prototype? I'd be way pissed to spend 50k on a bike with an exhaust that has such ugly welding lines, and the casing just above the exhaust in the front doesn't have anywhere near the same level of finish as the rest of the bike. I do love that rear swing arm though - very cool!
      50merc
      • 3 Years Ago
      bikes without tail sections look weird.
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is a nice looking bike! Love the engine as well.
      leunamme
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a cool bike for sure, and definitely different...I respect it... but I don't like the mix of curves and lines. The gas tank is sleek and organic, as are the fenders, but the rear suspension swing arm, the plexiglass cover on the engine block are very linear, no curve at all. The muffler has exposed welds and is a mix of linear sheet metal at the front and curves to the back. It looks a bit like a jumble of parts were taken off the shelf and whatever they couldn't find was fabricated...granted, I understand that's how most customs are, but it doesn't look coherent here. All that being said, I'd love to take it for a spin.
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