American bike builder Confederate introduced its latest creation, the C3 X132. The machine comes in two versions: the Roadster (30° rake, 64.5″ wheelbase) and a Fighter model (23.5° rake, 61.5″ wheelbase). At the heart of the bike is a 2160cc V-twin engine which delivers 197Nm of torque (145lbs-ft). The V-twin is mated with a 5-speed transmission. The Hellcat is equipped with Brembo brakes and Race Tech suspension parts. The bike goes on sale in mid-2011 and will have a price tag of $45,000.
„With the new C3 Hellcat, we set out to build the toughest motorcycle ever made. This mandated absolute chassis and powertrain rigidity along with complete resistance to core fatigue. To do this, we developed a new unitized powertrain casing, which is precision carved from a 400 pound block of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. The result is superior structural integrity, weighing in at only 40 pounds. Within the new casing lives a big-boned, large diameter chassis/powertrain mounting system, informed by twenty years of Hellcat design.” – says the press release.
„A strategic partnership between S&S Cycle and Confederate has yielded a new motor providing maximum off-idle broadband torque delivery. To deploy such massive low RPM torque, we fuse our patented powertrain system to the new motor. This proven drag racing-derived system is designed, specified, and built to maintain perfect crankshaft to output shaft alignment, irrespective of the suddenness or the volume of torque application. This superior technology is validated over millions of miles under the most arduous of circumstances and conditions. From these core architectural elements flows a Hellcat that we believe is the toughest motorcycle ever made.” the company adds.