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Old 09-27-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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I Ride: 1991 XR250L, 2007 BMW F800S, 1999 ATK 605 ESDS/SM
the world’s fastest big block American V-twin motorcycle ever
whoa...just looking at this thing, would you guess it could do 170mph on the salt!!


http://thekneeslider.com/archives/20...eville-record/



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There’s been a rush of emails in my inbox lately announcing lots of new motorcycle speed records, it must have been a good year for the salt. This one just came in and it’s actually pretty impressive. The new Confederate X132 Hellcat Combat set a record of 172.211mph in the APF3000 category (unfaired, naturally aspirated, pushrod v-twin, over 2000cc). What that means is it’s the world’s fastest big block American V-twin motorcycle ever.

The X132 has a 132 cubic inch (2,163 cc) 56° Fuel Injected V-Twin, sporting about 150 foot pounds of torque and 132 horsepower.

Many of us have ridden a motorcycle well into triple digit territory, but we’re usually laying on the tank behind a fairing, this record was set out in the breeze which is not only a bit more challenging for the rider to keep things straight and narrow while fighting the wind blast, but the engine has to push a rather non-aerodynamic hulk up to that speed.

Makes a person think those big V-Twins aren’t the slugs the inline four crowd makes them out to be. Nice work Confederate. Congratulations.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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How many dollars per MPH do you think they spent to make it do that? Bring's new meaning to the term Cafe Racer eh? Nice video.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #3
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How many dollars per MPH do you think they spent to make it do that? Bring's new meaning to the term Cafe Racer eh? Nice video.
You can buy one for 50grand.

http://store.confederate.com/products/x132-hellcat

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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Pure SEX!!!!!!!
DAMMIT kid. Now I want to go to the flats again.

That has to be the sexiest sounding bike evar!

170 mph without a fairing......,spiritual indeed. Good one Av.

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:06 AM   #5
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Put some fairings or partial fairings on it and see how fast it goes!

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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It's only taken you 5 years to post something awesome, nice AV

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