Ed Jacobs (Industrial Design, Alumnus)

X132 Hellcat motorcycle, (2011)

For the third generation Hellcat motorcycle, Jacobs, design chief of Confederate Motorcycles, created a bike that celebrates the machine’s mechanics. A departure from conventional design in which the frame cradles the engine, the Hellcat’s frame is bolted to the engine in the front and rear, making the engine itself a load-bearing structural element.