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Revival Cycles “Revive” A Crashed Confederate Hellcat!

Check Out This Amazingly Restored Conederate Hellcat From Revival Cycles!

Updated August 20, 2018

Revival Cycles give a crash damaged Confederate Hellcat a complete custom makeover, and the result is pretty interesting. If you ever wondered what you would do with a crashed Confederate motorcycle then here’s your answer: you take it to one of the country’s best custom garages and get them to go to town on it. Sure, you could ask Confederate to deal with it, but then you’d have to explain to them that you crashed one of their beautiful creations… Since the owner’s pride was on the line, we think he made the right decision…

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You’ll probably be wondering how the owner managed to crash the Hellcat in the first place, but the only reason that’s been quoted is “brake failure” – whether it’s the truth or not, who knows? But the excuse works. No one’s ever going to say “I crashed that expensive motorcycle because I did something wrong,” are they? Either way, we’re giving the Confederate owner the benefit of the doubt because if you can afford a Confederate Hellcat, you probably know how to ride one.

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Anyway, the owner decided to call in some help from his friends at Revival Cycles, and tasked them with a pretty difficult request: bring my Hellcat back from the dead, and make it look even better than before. Firstly, the Hellcat is a pretty wonderful looking machine in its original form, so making it better looking is a tall order. Secondly, the brief also included some strict rules. Most importantly, that the frame, engine and suspension were to be left intact and unchanged from their original state.

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We’ve covered a few builds from Revival Cycles before, so if you’re familiar with the company, you’ll also know that if anyone was up to the challenge, it’s these guys. The team at Revival decided to inject some serious flavor into the Hellcat, and came up with a new style of bodywork to compliment the already awesome donor from Confederate.

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The bodywork is now based around a new hand-formed alloy gas tank that was meticulously formed to fit the Hellcat’s backbone. With the fuel tank sitting in pride of place at the front, Revival decided to add a sporty looking tailpiece to the project, all held in place by a new CNC machined subframe. Asymmetrically designed side panels were also added, with the air-take sitting on the right hand side, the oil cooler on the left, and a pair of laser cut mesh screens for good measure. Underneath, a new bellypan was fabricated to help tie the whole thing together.

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Up front, Revival decided to scrap the original Confederate headlight and replaced it with a xenon projector unit from an Audi S8008. A new cowl was hand fabricated to bring it into line with the rest of the bodywork, and it looks fantastic. The fabrication didn’t end there, though. Revival also whipped up a new stainless steel exhaust system, and new handlebar clamps too.

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So, how do you add a touch of custom flare to an already amazing looking, bespoke motorcycle? Like this, would be the answer. Whether it’s your thing or not, you have to tip your hat to Revival Cycles for taking on such a daunting task. It could’ve gone incredibly wrong – but we think they nailed this one.

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Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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