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Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat

Confederate returns to New Orleans, with SS Cycle to build Hellcat yet

The C3 powerplant, built by partner SS Cycles, is the key to the X132 newfound performance and value. frame is massive, and bolts to the fore and aft.

The C3 powerplant, by strategic partner SS Cycles, is the key to the Hellcat

Confederate Motors, the builder of high-end, avant-garde motorcycles, has been sailing a rudder for quite some Though the company continues to and sell small batches of its B120 Wraith and P120 Combat (reviewed in our May 2010 inconsistent funding and lack of a manufacturing facility have the company from racing full-throttle. Now that’s about to

Thanks to a substantial influx of from the city of New Orleans and a long-term strategic alliance Wisconsin-based engine manufacturer SS Confederate is poised to take a big forward.


Though this is news for Confederate, these new have been less well received in the company’s home of Birmingham, Alabama. there-including a former Confederate member who resigned in protest-claim the maker is turning its back on a that welcomed it with arms in 2005, when the was forced to flee New Orleans its facility was flattened by Hurricane Confederate president Matt was originally lured there by strong manufacturing base-along a generous offer from magnate and motorsports enthusiast Barber, who offered the company rent for a year in an 8500-square-foot he owned on Birmingham’s south

The original plan was for Confederate to use that location to reorganize, which Chambers intended to an all-new, dedicated manufacturing on the grounds of Barber’s motorcycle and raceway located on the outskirts of Chambers told city at the time that the new facility one day employ as many as 100 people. The economic downturn hit Confederate however, and the funding for a new facility materialized.

At the same time, the of New Orleans, anxious to lure back, offered a low-interest loan contingent on the company’s Chambers-who is from New Orleans and has family in that area-welcomed the both to firm up his company’s foundation and to return to what he its spiritual home.

Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat

Confederate is now relocating to a new facility in the City’s arts-oriented Warehouse This will be the company’s office and primary assembly with powertain development at SS’s facility 800 miles up the in Viola, Wisconsin. The funds by the loan will be used to production of a new and more profitable bike called the C3 X132

SS will build a proprietary air-cooled, pushrod V-Twin will be the core component of the C3 powertrain structure. This fuselage-like structure combines unique, unit-construction billet case with the exhaust and massive tubular main to form the lightweight, ultra-rigid at the heart of the hot-rod Hellcat.

innovative design and construction make the C3 X132 the lightest and Hellcat the company has ever Chambers says. Thanks to ability to increase production it will also be relatively at least by Confederate’s standards. MSRP hasn’t been the company hopes to sell the C3 Hellcat for around $45,000-a it claims is within reach of the top 10 of current Harley-Davidson buyers.

The company plans to sell the new factory-direct at first-as it presently with the Wraith and Fighter develop a nationwide dealer complete with SS-authorized centers, in the second half of Production is expected to begin as as July 2010, with the delivery happening on October a special homecoming celebration for the new facility on St. Joseph Street in New

Notwithstanding hurt feelings in Confederate is better positioned for now than ever before. so far been an up-and-down ride for the which has been hit hard by both natural and man-made. hoping a new facility and a new model a new beginning, and that it’s no and all treats from here on

Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat
Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat

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