Confederate Unveils New Hellcat Motorcycle

hellcatConfederate Motorcycles has finally achieved perfection. According to its founds and CEO, H. Matthew Chambers, the third generation Hellcat is the motorcycle that the company was born to build.

“This is the motorcycle we were conceived to execute when I founded the company 21 years ago,” Chambers said. “I have every confidence that we have delivered all we ever dreamed of giving.”

Confederate, a company that specializes in handcrafted motorcycles, unveiled its third generation Hellcat this weekend. The new X132 Hellcat gets its distinctive drag race style from previous generations and its name from the F6F Hellcat fighter plane of World War II.

And the name isn’t the only thing that the Hellcat borrows from the air force. The X132’s billet aluminum case is made from two blocks of billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum.

“This new case unites America’s best V-twin technology and America’s superior power-train technology into a singularity,” Chambers said. “Although this is the most expensive material selection and craft methodology, it is simply the best approach for maximizing strength and guaranteeing permanence.”

Confederate’s lead designer, Edward Jacobs, added: “We’ve always dreamed of designing the core of the machine. For the first time in our 21 year history, we’ve been able to do that with the unitized case of this new Hellcat. The result is the first pure and undiluted Confederate.”

40 Hellcats have already been pre-sold and the company is set to begin production in January. Confederate plans on pumping out two X132 Hellcats per week at a price of $45,000.

If you want to get in line for the new Hellcat, you can place an order here. 

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Championship to be Held in Daytona

Wicked_SteelThe championship round of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike competition will be held during Daytona Bike Week this year as part of Progressive International’s Motorcycle Show at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Show has been traveling around the country, crowning custom building champions in various categories. The previous winners, as well as some new builders, will be competing in Daytona this year for the double the prize money and double the prestige.

Custom_Motorcycle_Builder_Contest_2The winner in Daytona will get $14,000 in prize money. Sponsors like GYTR, Harley-Davidson, and Star Motorcycles will also be offering up big prizes.

The winner of the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Championship will be decided by the fans, so if you are in Daytona this week, stop by the Ocean Center between March 9th-11 to vote for your favorite bike.

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Custom Stryker Created by Low and Mean for UFC Champ Diego Sanchez

sanchez_stryker_01Under the direction of UFC Champ Diego Sanchez a set of custom Star Stryker Motorcycles have been created. These motorcycles were unveiled at the New York Progressive Insurance IMS Show to much fanfare. The designs were put to metals by Chris Hagest of Low and Mean customs based in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Low and Mean customs is an experienced motorcycle product manufacture that specialize in metric motorcycle cruisers.

One bike was presented to Diego Sanchez at the New York Progressive Insurance IMS Show while the other will be the centerpiece for a new consumer sweepstakes promotion from Star Motorcycles. Star Motorcycles will be releasing details on the upcoming contest in the near future.

“I am really excited about my new Star Stryker,” said Sanchez, “Chris has taken my direction and truly turned it into a work of art and I cannot wait to go riding!” Star Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. took part in the unveil at the New York Progressive Insurance IMS Show and made the event one of the highlights of the IMS show. The IMS Show covers many aspects of the motorcycling community and is your source for many of the events at the show.

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Pierre Terblanche, Lightning Strikes Many Times

MGv12The odds of lightning striking the same place more than once is very high. Pierre Terblanche, is a designer who has contributed to tailoring several highly stylistic motorcycles. Lightning has struck more than one time in Pierre Terblanche’s career. Having been a major contributor to the design for the Moto Guzzi V12 Concept Pierre show that a highly tailored motorcycle can be brought to a production line.

In a press release related to this motorcycle Miguel Galluzzi commented “Throughout its history, Moto Guzzi has put forward a unique concept of motorcycle. Everything started with an idea, and new ideas have always been the lifeblood of the “Italian eagle”. “

Another motorcycle Pierre has touched that has reached iconic status is the Ducati MH900e. This stylish machine has gained aDucati large following and dedicated sites such as,, where owners of the MH900e gather to discuss their motorcycles. Norton Motorcycles is now hopping for the lightning strike, Pierre Terblanche has signed on with this iconic brand.

Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton says “Pierre’s experience of bringing innovative new products to the marketplace will be a vital factor in developing the Norton range, whilst paying due respect to its’ traditions. Combining his flair for original concepts with Norton’s sporting traditions, will allow us to create a range of motorcycles bearing the historic Norton badge that will be unlike anything else in the marketplace.” The design legacy of Pierre Terblanche continues, we look forward to his future motorcycle designs.

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