Confederate Motorcycles and its brand of V-twin-powered streetfigher motorcycles are nothing if not unique in the world of production machinery. See last year's X132 Hellcat or the slightly more recent C2 P-51 Fighter, which has yet to be unveiled in production guise, as examples.

Combining a supremely torque-rich engine, displacing 2,163 cubic centimeters (132 cubic inches) and making 121 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque, with a minimalist steel backbone chassis, 18-inch carbon fiber wheels and a leather tractor-style solo seat, the X132 Hellcat Speester is the latest creation flowing from the shop's confines. Based on the previous Hellcat but restyled and reworked by legendary motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche, it's a handmade work of art that, if nothing else, can be ridden on the street and shown off to the non-Confederate-riding masses when parked.

While nobody is going to confuse the Confederate Hellcat Speedster for a canyon-carving scalpel, the machine is rather adept at pushing certain performance envelopes. About a year ago, a modified version of the Hellcat, later sold in limited production and called the Combat, set a record at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials in 2013 when it hit 172.211 miles per hour with rider James Hoegh on board. Granted, this isn't quite the same bike, but it's very similar, and we have no doubt it's capable of setting a quarter-mile ablaze or hitting ludicrous speed given a long enough stretch of road. The fact that it's relatively low 500-pound curb weight looks to be kept low in the chassis ought to be a boon for riders who enjoy a nice set of twisty roads, too.

Want one? We don't blame you, but you'd better act fast. Only 65 of these machines will be produced, each one with a base price of $65,000. Reservations are currently being accepted.

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      • 4 Months Ago

      pretty damn cool

      • 4 Months Ago

      that is one funky exhaust pipe layout

      • 4 Months Ago

      All designed and built in BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA !!!

      • 4 Months Ago

      Ugly and very expensive with stupid name!

      Tim Dorothy Mo Abber
      • 4 Months Ago

      Made in America?

      • 4 Months Ago

      Save yourself tens-of-thousands and buy a BMW NineT. 

      *But, kudos to Confederate--designing and building bikes in the USA. Maybe the South WILL rise again...

      wayne parker
      • 4 Months Ago

      I have toured their facility ~ 2 years ago.  They definitely do some fancy (different) designs on their bikes.  While their bikes are awesome and not for everyone, they would be the most unique bike in any gathering IMO.  For me - I'll stick with my Honda VFR800.  The wind feels great on it, and it handles like a dream.  BTW: If in B'ham AL for a couple of days, they are friendly and will probably give you the nickel-tour if you wish.

      • 4 Months Ago

      121 hp out of 2160cc?   Jeez...BMW gets 125hp out of its 1200 opposed-twin, while KTM gets 150hp out of its 1190cc V-twin.  

      • 4 Months Ago

      Beautiful machine. They really should change the name. Not beautiful at all

      • 4 Months Ago

      Awesome Design But I would not want to be stopped at red light with that exhaust cooking my ankle!!!

        • 4 Months Ago

        Think it would be designed that way if it "cooked your ankle" ? I think not.

      • 4 Months Ago

      Cool bike, but change the effing name already. 

        Bryan C. Loy
        • 4 Months Ago

        I take it you aren't from the South?  Bless your heart then, you have now idea what you are missing!

      • 4 Months Ago

      Another turd with a V-Twin.  Watching paint dry is equally exciting to me. 

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