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Revival’s Confederate Hellcat Motorcycle Redesign Is Absolutely Badass

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 14:09
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When you drop $65K on a Confederate Hellcat X132 motorcycle, the last thing you want to do is crash it. If the unfortunate does happen, in the case of one individual, you can always turn to Atlanta-based Revival Cycles and have them redesign and rebuild the bike to make it even more badass. They did just that when creating the Revival 140.

Transforming the 2012 Hellcat X123 into the Revival 140 was no simple feat considering the amount of hand-formed alloy that was added to the original frame. In fact, most of the bike’s original parts were retained, including the 132ci, 56-degree X-Wedge V-twin engine, suspension and a majority of the electronics.

Formfitting the upper section of the bike's backbone requires a lot of time and finesse to get it done right.Formfitting the upper section of the bike’s backbone requires a lot of time and finesse to get it done right.

The redesign began with gathering images, sketching shapes, shaping cardboard, and taping up line drawings, culminating in a team effort to arrive at the bike’s stealthy, futuristic look. It was then a matter of adapting the design to the bike while retaining most of its major component makeup. The hard part was hand shaping the alloy to the new design and fitting it to the bike itself, which involved attaching a CNC-machined subframe to the existing chassis.

Along with an updated look, a newly designed exhaust was created to highlight the engine and provide a new aggressive sound to match the look.Along with an updated look, a newly designed exhaust was created to highlight the engine and provide a new aggressive sound to match the look.

All of the new alloy upgrades were hand-formed and fitted, including the gas tank, side air intake panels with laser-cut mesh screening and beaked front light housing, which houses an Audi S8 xenon projector. With the new look in place, the Revival team redesigned the seat with a bespoke replacement, hand-stitched to provide an upright riding position to make it easier on the rider during long road trips.

The team also took on the task of redesigning the bike’s exhaust, deeming it too unsightly wrapped around the that beautiful X-Wedge engine. The handmade stainless steel replacement is routed beneath the engine, angled towards the ground and equipped with a 2-to-1 silencer to give it more of chest-thumping growl over the original gas-passer.

The form-fitted air intakes feature a laser-cut mesh that amplifies the futuristic look of the Revival 140.The form-fitted air intakes feature a laser-cut mesh that amplifies the futuristic look of the Revival 140.

Rounding out the new look, the team replaced the X123’s factory clip-on bars with a fully-machined, bespoke bar with push-button alloy housings for better ergonomics. The end-result of the redesign is a jaw-dropping, brushed-metal beauty of a machine with a sound to match that is truly one of a kind.

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