• Aug 15, 2009
Confederate P120 Fighter - Click above for high-res gallery

Way back in 1991, Matt Chambers started Confederate Motor Company, intending "to create machines utilizing a holistic, avant-garde process for celebrating the art of rebellion." Seven years ago, Confederate Motors scared the Hellcat out of the motorcycle-riding public. Five years ago, they wowed the biking world with a Terminator-like two-wheel contraption they dubbed the Wraith. Yesterday in Monterey, the company unleashed its latest challenger to the conventions of two-wheeled conveyance, the Confederate P120 Fighter.

The Fighter uses a massive 120-cubic-inch motor (1966cc) that provides 160 hp and 145 foot-pounds of torque. It's mounted in a lightweight aluminum frame, and promises nimble handling and a no-compromise riding experience. Should be a helluva performer, plus it looks like a 22nd century mount for an apocalyptic rider, which is probably worth as much as the performance to most would-be buyers. Many of the people who saw it unveiled at the Quail Lodge today couldn't believe it was actually a production vehicle. Most assumed it was some kind of Hollywood prop, but trust us when we say it's the real deal. Check out our gallery featuring Wraiths and a pair of fighters below, and the full press release after the jump.



Photos Copyright ©2009 Frank Filipponio / Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: Confederate Motors]

Press Release:

CONFEDERATE MOTORS ANNOUNCES FIRST UNVEILING OF P120 FIGHTER AT PRESTIGIOUS QUAIL MOTORSPORTS GATHERING

Birmingham, Ala. - Confederate Motors, Inc., the premiere American luxury motorcycle manufacturing company, announced today their plans to introduce their latest design, the P120 Fighter Combat, to the motoring community at the Quail Motorsports Gathering in Carmel this August during the world-renowned Pebble Beach car week.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this legendary event," said Matt Chambers, CEO and founder of Confederate Motors. "Considering the level of discerning motorsport enthusiasts gathered from around the world in one place at one time, we could not think of a better forum at which to unveil our cutting-edge Fighter Combat."

As with previous Confederate models, the new Fighter should cause a sensation. Incorporating a massive 120cu motor (1966cc) into a lightweight aluminum frame, producing an astounding 145 foot pounds of torque and 160 rear wheel horsepower, the agile and powerful machine also takes Confederate's hallmark design to new heights, resulting in a creation that can only be described as breathtaking.

Confederate Motors is proud to be an official sponsor of "The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering" where both the yet-to-be-unveiled P120 Fighter Combat and the award-winning B120 Wraith will be displayed. Press and event goers will have the opportunity to see these distinct motorcycles in the flesh, speak to company representatives, and appreciate firsthand these high-design, high-performance pieces of functional art. The seminal event will take place Friday, August 14th, on the greens of the Quail Lodge golf course in Carmel Valley, California.


About Confederate Motors

Founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Confederate Motors designs and handcrafts limited edition motorcycles for the serious motoring aficionado.

The antithesis of mass production, our bespoke creations embody the credo "Art of Rebellion", where preconceptions are purposefully rejected and innovation embraced. In our uncompromising approach to excellence, Confederate has adopted a distinctive, minimalist work model with the goal to be on the cutting-edge of performance and world design.

As the winner of numerous international awards and holder of an AMA world speed record, Confederate Motors is proud to be at the forefront of the American motorcycle industry, with offices located in Birmingham, Alabama. For additional information on Confederate Motors and our F131 Hellcat, B120 Wraith or P120 Fighter motorcycles, visit http://www.Confederate.com, or contact: Kelly Marshall, 205-324-9888, kelly@confederate.com


About The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering

In its seventh year, "The Quail" continues to be recognized as one of the world's premier automotive and lifestyle events, notable for its intimate size and up-close-and-personal opportunity to admire exceedingly rare collections of sports and racing motorcars and mingle with their owners.

The 2009 event will honor the 50th anniversary of America's legendary Daytona Speedway;
the 30th anniversary of BMW's "M" division featuring the M1 car, one of the rarest automobiles ever produced; and pay tribute to the storied career of world champion German racecar driver Hans-Joachim Stuck Jr., a former F1 driver, two-time winner of 24 Hours of Le Mans and one of the most versatile racers of the 20th century.

Attendees will have the opportunity to test drive new automobiles, try on fine couture jewelry, and enjoy a culinary journey equally as impressive as the vehicles. Guests will also have access to the highly anticipated Bonhams auction that includes Hans Stuck's legendary Auto Union Grand Prix D-Type racer, the world's only existing car of its type (est. $8 million).


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't modern literbikes make around the same power as this 2L bike?
      Granted, that's only at stratospheric RPM, but still.

      Regardless, these bikes are BADASS.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, modern litrebikes make this much or more, and they do still pull violently in the midrange, you don't need to rev them super high to get them moving very well. But 145lb/ft of torque is a lot more than any litre bike makes, and this thing will probably pull really well from almost no rpm at all :D And it's not about outright speed, more the experience and delivery of an engine like this.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I feel like my sperm count is dropping just looking at that seat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet bike, but what's with the bad weld on the gas tank?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not a welder, but I understand that is what a good weld in aluminum looks like.