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Confederate Hellcat X132 Speedster | $65,000 (around £43,150) | 121bhp@5100rpm | 140lb-ft@2000rpm | 2163cc air/oil cooled triple camshaft OHV V-Twin
Tested by Alan Cathcart Photos by Phil Hawkins

As Design Director of Ducati, Pierre Terblanche was responsible for such landmark models as the Multistrada, Hypermotard and MH900e. He briefly joined Alabama, USA-based Confederate motors to refine the X132 Hellcat launched the previous year, of which 99 examples were built and all sold to eager customers as a unique example of the café custom design school. The new Speedster is the first Terblanche-designed bike to reach production since 2007.

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Confederate was founded in 1994 by Louisiana lawyer Matt Chambers: “The X132 Hellcat Speedster is a stripped-down American hot-rod that represents a return to the traditions of the Hellcat, as a dragster for the street that is powerful, beautiful and most of all, a thrill to ride.”