We don't cover motorcycles here at Autoblog very often, but this particular bike is so special that we couldn't resist. What bike are we speaking of? None other than the Confederate Wraith. You may remember the Wraith from a few years back, when it debuted as a prototype. What took so long to get this bike ready for production? Oh, just an "act of God", as the insurance companies like to call it; namely, Hurricane Katrina. The Confederate company was nearly destroyed, and without the assistance of one Mr. Barber of Barber Motorsports fame, the company would not be here today. Mr. George Barber was kind enough to offer his help in moving the Confederate operations from New Orleans to Birmingham, Alabama.

Reborn in a new shop, and with a new purpose, Confederate decided to unleash their Wraith upon the crowd at Daytona Bike Week '07. We would say "the unsuspecting crowd", but the group of dedicated travellers who make up the Bike Week audience have come to expect great things, and this year they received two. Click here to read what SPEEDtv's Neale Bayly thought of the two Wraith's they brought, and his comments on what the bike did to the public who saw it. As a teaser, click here to check out a collage shot made up of pictures from Confederate's website. We hope to have some more shots of the bike to share with you soon. Watch this space!

For a video of the Wraith from SPEED, follow along after the break!

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[Source: SPEEDtv.com]