American Hand Craftmanship – 2008 Confederate Hellcat

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Founded by a lawyer named Matthew Chambers, Confederate Motorcycles was created in 1992 in California. By 1994, the firm was relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and on November 11th 1994, the first Confederate prototype was released. Thanks to the gathering of some talented engineers, it took only two years to release the prototype of something that had never been seen before. Throughout its development, Confederate based its vision on one simple vision: the American Way. The brand had to use the best of what America had to offer. First released in 1998, the model is a tribute to the famous F6F Hellcat plane of WWII.

The bike kind of speaks for itself. It is a real muscle bike, based and imagined on drag-race bikes but adopting a cruising style with a torquey engine. The 45° V-twin heart displaces 2,146cc and develops around 135hp. With a relatively high but contained weight of 500lbs, the bike is equipped with “la crème de la crème” in terms of equipment. Motogadget instruments, Beringer/Brembo brakes, Marzocchi inverted forks, Penske rear shocks, etc. With the price for a new machine and the limited quantity produced, owning a Confederate is like belonging to a small circle of lucky people that includes many celebrities and bike enthusiasts. Find more information about the Hellcat here on Motorcycle News.

The Hellcat featured in this article (VIN: 1C9SF29058B908010) is in great and original condition showing only 943 miles. The bike has been kept by a collector since 2016. Find this Hellcat in West Palm Beach, Florida with a BIN of $49,000

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