Most builders like to treat a bike as a blank canvas when it arrives in the shop. But when a Confederate arrives—well, that’s like trying to paint over a Rothko artwork. The X132 Hellcat has a brutal style you can see from a mile off.
But this Hellcat turned up at Revival’s Texas workshop with crash damage, due to a brake failure. And rather than just get the bike repaired, the owner wanted a change. He asked Revival for a transformation.
Of the dozens of builds Revival has finished since 2008, this was the most challenging from a design point of view. “It isn’t exactly an empty canvas that will easily accept changes,” the guys point out.
Fortunately, the technical side wasn’t so bad—the original chassis and most of the electrics could stay.…