Confederate claim that the C3 X132's 2.2-litre engine makes "sufficient" horsepower. Well, for the $45,000 which the bike costs, we hope "sufficient" is how they spell 200bhp...
For those with US$45,000 to blow on a high-tech, beautifully made, super-exclusive muscle-cruiser, you can now line up outside Confederate Motorcycles’ office and place an order for the new C3 X132 Hellcat. An upfront payment of US$2,250 will secure a C3 X132 for your garage and your bike will be delivered by no later than the end of December 2011. Only 150 units of this machine will be built and 22 of those have already been booked, so your time starts now.
What, exactly, do you get for your $45,000? You get a bike that’s fitted with a 2,200cc twin-cylinder S&S Cycle engine that produces 197Nm of torque and “sufficient” (yep, that’s what they claim) horsepower. The powertrain casing is carved from a single-piece, 180-kilo block of aircraft-grade aluminium, the transmission is a five-speed close-ratio unit and final drive is via chain. There’s a 50mm fork at the front and Racetech monoshock at the back, both ends being fully adjustable for low- and high-speed compression and rebound damping.
Other bits on the 2011 Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat include Brembo brakes with carbon-ceramic rotors and four-piston monobloc callipers, 17-inch carbonfibre wheels, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamp and LED taillamp. The bike will be available in ‘Fighter’ and ‘Roadster’ versions, both of which will have different ergonomics.
Want to buy a Hellcat C3 X132? Go here