After creating the F131 Hellcat, B120 Wraith, and P120 Fighter Combat, Confederate Motor Company announced at the New York International Auto Show its fourth motorcycle: the C3 X132 Hellcat. Built in conjunction with S&S Cycle (better known for its S&S motors), the new Hellcat is being touted as “the lightest, fastest, toughest, smoothest, most exquisite Hellcat, ever”, which isn’t as lofty of a statement as you’d think considering there’s really only two other motorcycled to compare the new Hellcat to: the two older Hellcats.

Still with S&S’s reputation as a fine purveyor of things in twin form, and Confederate’s reputation for making eye-catching custom motorcycles, the new Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat is likely to be the cat’s meow (please dear God shoot me) when its final design is revealed. If that wasn’t enough, Confederate also hopes to have the new Hellcat take a stab at to Harley-Davidson, and be priced to be within reach of the Milwaukee company’s top 10% of customers.

To build the new Hellcat, Confederate has also announced that it will be moving its production facility back to New Orleans. Additionally, Confederate’s motors will be provided by S&S in a deal that is described as “long-term” by the company. It would seem that Confederate is hoping to appeal to a wider base of buyers, with its additional plans to start a dealer network that will provide more support to customers. With the Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat quoted to be priced at $39,750, the new Hellcat is set to be Confederate’s most affordable custom to date.

First deliveries of the Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat will begin October 31, 2010, (yes, on Halloween) from Confederate’s new facilities in the art district at 733 St. Joseph Street of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Source: Confederate

  • Likely another $40K art project than can’t even hang with a SV650 on the track or twisty road. I’m, again, unimpressed with Confederate.

    When are American manufacturers gonna get past this dinosaur motorcycle mentality and build something we can actually ride or race?

  • JR

    I’d imagine a confederate bike is a blast to ride in it’s own way. I’d bet you’d take the chance if you could reyzie.

    Yeah, it’s too expensive, but this is aimed at people who don’t care.

    It WOULD be cool though, if they built a smaller displacement bike with similar themes to the Wraith… love that bike.

  • joe

    The Wraith is an awesome looking bike, I would love to ride one. It’ll be interesting to see this as a complete design

  • David (ducst)

    It would seem to me, this bike would be the cat’s meow at the local pub’s bike nite.

  • Frank_B

    Just what I want, another bike that you have to dress up like a pirate to ride and I useless in real world riding. Maybe showing off is about it.

  • “Looks” seems to be the operative word here and I agree the Confederates are “interesting looking.” However, they don’t make a bike to RIDE! That’s my problem with them! Who gives a shit if it’s fast; if it won’t stop or turn???

    If I was interested in posing and NOT riding, I’m sure I’d love their bikes!

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  • Ferd

    I think a bike like this is best suited for the Harley crowd. These bikes are basic show off machines and not meant to really ride anywhere. With more and more communities enacting noise ordinances a bike like this without a muffler will be history. No one will buy one of these if it had a muffler on it as they just want to ride, make noise and show off.

  • mikescott

    How many investors does this scammer have to screw before people stop giving him money to support his hobby?

  • Andrew

    Sounds to me like no one here has ever actually ridden a Confederate machine. Maybe you should educate yourselves before you start criticizing. Oh and Mike Scott what would you know about scamming? Sounds fishy to me. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Perhaps you are just a disgruntled ex employee. ? ? ? ?

  • Yeah, Andrew, you’re probably right. My question to you would be: Why would I want to? I ride motorcycles that handle and I take them right to the edge of their capabilities. Trying to do the same, on the twisty roads I ride, on a Confederate would be either a death sentence or at a MUCH slower pace.

    So, for riders that actually RIDE, do twisties, track days and etc, why would we want to ride a Confederate? You can’t tell me a Confederate with equal riders will hang with a GSXR600 or even a SV650, right?

    When Confederate does make a bike that handles, I’ll certainly give them their credit due, but to date, all I’ve seen from them is rolling novelty, art projects for posers.