All I Want for Christmas - 2012 C3 X132 Hellcat
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I could see myself riding one of these. Of course, I'd have to take out a loan on my house and sell a couple of internal organs, but hey, it's Christmas. Damn the consequences, I just want one. HoHoHo!
There’s something about Confederate Motorcycles
that speaks to me. Maybe it’s because I know it’s a lusty piece of exotica that’s beyond my means. More so it’s the hardcore industrial design. The bikes are so raw and elemental. In the words of Indian Larry, I appreciate the “mechanicalness” of them.
So here’s my Christmas wish for that jolly old guy with the ZZ Top beard and the fly red suit. All I want for Christmas is a 2012 Confederate C3 X132 Hellcat with its screamin’ pushrod-operated, 132 cubic-inch Copperhead beast of an engine suspended in a bullet-proof powertrain casing machined from a 400 pound block of 6061 aircraft grade aluminum trimmed down into an indestructible 37 pound core case. Form a backbone and downtube from 120 Wall Hard Steel . Throw on some high performance pinchers, a dual Brembo package to put the stop on the slick carbon fiber wheels. Add some clip-on bars and mid-set foot controls so I’m in the crouching tiger riding position and add a seat that looks like it will give me ‘roids - I don’t care. I don’t care if I can only go around the block before I burn up all the gas. I just want one. Matt Chambers, you listening?
We all got our wish list, right? Happy Holidays to all.
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