Where the ground meets the sky on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, rider James Hoegh and his trusted steed, Confederate Motorcycles X132 Hellcat Combat, made history. On August 29th, 2012, Hoegh became the world's fastest rider in the AFP3000 class at 172.211 MPH and his Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat prototype the fastest big block American V-Twin motorcycle in the world. Here is a brief video recap of their efforts during this year's BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials.
Director: Clay Morrison Cinematography: David Smith, Nathan Sorensen, Clay Morrison Field Audio: David Smith, James Chambers Editor: Clay Morrison Music: "The Penance" by A.Taylor (http://www.386music.com, http://soundcloud.com/a-taylor)
Director: Nate Sorensen Cinematography: Nate Sorensen
Confederate Returns to Bonneville Armed with X132 Hellcat Combat Prototype
Birmingham, Alabama. (August 24, 2012) - Confederate Motors, Inc. (OTCBB:CFED), makers of exotic American road bikes, is returning to the Bonneville Salt Flats this weekend with its latest experimental prototype, the X132 Hellcat Combat. The prototype X132 Hellcat Combat is a modified version of the company's acclaimed X132 Hellcat, which was recently named 'World's Best Custom Motorcycle' by Robb Report Magazine. The experimental prototype was commissioned by and handcrafted for Mr. James Hoegh of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Hoegh will pilot the machine in a quest for a land speed record at this years BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials in the APF 3000 category. The record currently stands at 168.912 mph.
The prototype X132 Hellcat Combat features a modified version of the 132 cubic inch (2163cc) S&S XWedge engine used in the production version of the X132 Hellcat. Modifications include: - Prototype dual track intake with twin 58mm throttle bodies - Prototype 618 cams with custom length pushrods and tubes - CNC ported heads with smoothed 113cc chambers and ports - Modified intake and exhaust valves - .650 lift Sidewinder springs - 1.8:1 aluminum roller rocker arms - Modified oil pump with reduced thickness feed gears and modified bypass circuit - Annealed copper head gaskets - Radiused crankshaft - 11:1 compression ratio (shorter cylinders and decked heads) - Modified throttle body back plates to compensate for cut heads
The Last of a Breed The company plans to produce a limited number of production X132 Hellcat Combats next spring. Confederate's founder and CEO, Matt Chambers, says the production version of the X132 Hellcat Combat will be the last of a breed. "There will be no more big block Confederates after the Combat examples are produced next spring. These examples, represented by the experimental Combat prototype, are going to be the end of an era for massive displacement American V-twins packaged as fully structural components within a billet case and handmade chassis. No expense will be spared in our effort to memorialize this passing as the definitive exclamation point."