• Oct 9, 2008
Click above to enlarge the Confederate Fighter motorcycle

Not sure what to get that motorcycle fan who has everything? How about something that's never been available before. Joining the first 31 BMW 7 Series models for 2009 in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book are 45 Limited-Edition Confederate Fighter motorcycles. The basic premise of the bike is similar in principle to the rest of the brand's wares, but the details really make this one stand out. Like the Wraith, the Confederate Fighter uses a girder-style front suspension made up of titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber bits and a 120ci 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin. From there, things diverge rather rapidly, with the Wraith's carbon fiber monocoque chassis being replaced with a backbone unit made from titanium connected to front and rear bulkheads cut from solid chunks of billet aluminum. Confederate claims a top speed of 190 miles per hour, but that may be just a tad optimistic considering that a prepped Wraith managed a land-speed record of just a tad over 166mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Still, this is one sweet bike that would be awesome to ride. Too bad about that $110,000 price tag. Thanks for the tip, John!

[Source: Neiman Marcus]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      if you hit a bump and fall back on the bike with the back wheel moving forward.....you can cry your balls good bye
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah.... don't do that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not the most practical design ever, but so so so awesome.
      • 6 Years Ago
      190 MPH - hahahahahaha!!!

      No bodywork, no fairing, no way, what a joke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I won't use that if I have it . . . that is too low! Its hard to use it.

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      deron
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just watch that kind of bikes in games but after watching this i can say things are changes in fast way . Thanks for sharing this useful information http://www.gear4ride.com/Womens%20Leather%20Jackets/
      • 6 Years Ago
      and in living rooms they will stay.

      This genre only "look" like motorcycles. They fail miserably in any real measure of performance, practicality, handling, feel or reliability.

      Simply a fashion statement of wealth. Impress your friends..."I have a Harley"..woop
        • 6 Years Ago
        It isnt a Harley.

        Its world's better... handbuilt... incredibly engineered... and totally bad ass looking.

        They don't just look the part either.... these things will blow the doors off other bikes in the category.

        My only beef with Confederate is their reliability. All this ingenuity and one off parts and design come at a price.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Confederate Fighter. Sold only north of the Mason-Dixon line. Perfect for attacking Confederate sympathizers in Virginia.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think most states require fenders, turn signals, and that sort of thing anyway, so you probably won't do much sitting on it as is. Maybe if you want to retrofit the bike to where you could actually ride it, you could pay for Corbin to do a one off touring saddle
      • 6 Years Ago
      The problem I have with Confederate is that the high-tech materials they use don't really perform any better than regular old steel. They have carbon fiber-titanium-kryptonite just so they can have it. The bike clearly isn't designed to be lightweight based on the bulkiness of its components. And its not designed for pure functionality given its high degree of styling and impracticality. Also, why have such high-tech materials and a decidedly ancient motor-style? There really is no difference between a Confederate bike and the saccharine bikes at places like OCC.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love that front fork... beautiful... it looks like it could kill someone (and probably will if ever ridden)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amazing mechanical sculpture.

      I am not sure how good of a motorcycle it is, but it looks fantastic.

      Now if only it had a motor as modern as the rest of the bike's design. It kind of irks me, but also kind of makes me laugh at examples of modernity use an ancient engine design. Buell and others strike me the same way.

      There are plenty of engine designs, narrow and 90-degree V twins and V4s, V5s, Inline 4s upright and canted far forward, and 6s, boxer twins, boxer 4s and even boxer 6s, longitudinal and transverse triples... Even V8s, rotaries, square fours, parallel twins, and all sorts of things.

      And they stick with OLD tech in a bike that looks like that. I can understand an old engine in a nostalgic bike. This bike is modern tech, except for that engine, regardless of who built it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there an actual seat or are you expected to just clench real hard on that metal thing.

      In a word, ludicrous.
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