When I first saw the Confederate Motorcycles’ X132 Hellcat Speedster, I said, “Damn!” When I saw the price, I said, “Damn!” Unfortunately, my meaning differed with each use, but you’re buying a true American rarity and a marvel of engineering straight out of Alabama. Only 65 of these bikes will be made, by hand, using carbon fiber and aircraft-grade billet aluminum for a structurally stronger, corrosion-resistant and lightweight bike.
This is a bike that, despite a massive 2163cc engine, comes in around 80lb lighter than a Harley-Davidson Sportster 883. It’s a speed machine, with the five-speed drag transmission churning 121 BHP via a distinctive single-piece forged crank and single-sided draft intake.
With all the looks and ample power, you’d expect the Hellcat Speedster to ride like a camel – you usually only get two out of three, right? Once again, Confederate chooses to rebel. The suspension features a custom 48mm WP fork with adjustable rebound and compression, while out back a center-mount Race Tech coil-over shock soaks up bumps. The tractor-style leather seat sits at a sensible 28”, with swept-back handlebars and forward foot controls for a comfortable, upright riding position so you’ll feel as good as you’ll look.