At 7:48 a.m., Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese fighters began their aerial attack on US ships in Pearl Harbor. On the 72nd anniversary of that moment, Confederate Motorcycles revealed its newest bike, the C2 P-51 Fighter.

Confederate Motorcycles C2 P-51 Fighter engineThe C2 is Confederate's first bike created under the direction of its new head of design, former Ducati designer, Pierre Terblanche. In a video (watch below) on the company's website, Terblanche says the C2 will keep with Confederate's history of using lots of aluminum, titanium, stainless steel and carbon fiber.

A new billet aluminum crankcase for the V-Twin engine shaves 40 pounds off the company's previous design and a new downdraft injection system "will allow us to have more power and also improve the ergonomics of the motorcycle tremendously," Terblanche says.

Details of the newest Confederate are scarce, but the official site says only 31 will be built and will be available beginning in the summer of 2014. With the Birmingham, Ala.-based company's previous creations selling in the $100k range, don't expect this one to be any more affordable.

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      kmdk78
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awe inspiring presentation. :)
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is today, show a computer drawing day at Autoblog?
      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Terblanche's best work was on the SS and SuperMono.
      kmdk78
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awe inspiring presentation. :)
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I saw a bike with the words Confederate on it, I might be tempted to swerve into their lane without signaling. As far as I care, it might as well be a swastika :-(
      Sir Duke
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's in a name? I wonder if a Jewish person would buy a BMW or Mercedez-Benz if it was called a Swastika.
        Clipper44
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sir Duke
        I guess no Jew would touch BMW since they made engines for the German Army during WW2or Mercedes supplying Hitler with cars? Get over yourself. Swastika has a much more sinister connotation than the word 'confederate.' I can't believe I have to even say that, but you seem to be 'one of those' ... one with negative amounts of perspective and common sense.
          AngeloD
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Clipper44
          America's first government formed after the revolution was organized under the "Articles of Confederation" which predated the US Constitution. The southern states merely revived the name after succession at the outset of the Civil War.
      lad
      • 1 Year Ago
      Your first sentence has nothing to do with the content and could be offensive to those who remember the deaths of so many military people on December 7, 1941. I respectively request you remove it and review the history of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For those of older generations, December 7th compares to the sneak attack of 9/11.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lad
        [blocked]
          Hedo D
          • 1 Year Ago
          Too bad North didn't have nukes to bomb the South during Civil War. That would've stopped KKK.
        Vague Nomenclature
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lad
        Sorry, but I don't see how the first line could be offensive. It's a statement of two facts. Relevant facts to the story because Confederate revealed the new bike at exactly 7:48 a.m. on Dec. 7. They obviously wanted to make the connection.
      JC
      • 1 Year Ago
      ugly as sin
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Waste of bandwidth video.
      Clipper44
      • 1 Year Ago
      They didn't actually unveil a motorcycle. They just unveiled a design for a motorcycle that some art-school kid drew up. I just drew up a bike myself, and I'm gonna sell it for a jillion dollars and there's only gonna be 1 made, of which I will be the sole owner of.
      K.k. Hickey
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does this company actually SELL bikes? I've never once seen one on the road or even at a show of any type. They've been around since 1991 and I've seen more Bugatti Veyrons on the road than Confederate Motorcycles. You'd think you'd see at least ONE out on the road in that amount of time. I mean they stick out like a cold sore on a super model, I'm sure I'd notice one...
        Vague Nomenclature
        • 1 Year Ago
        @K.k. Hickey
        I've seen a few on the road — but then I live within three miles of their offices. You hear them way before you see them.
        Brian P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @K.k. Hickey
        What small number that they do sell, are likely seldom ridden.
      Technoir
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why is it called "Confederate" ? That was a dark era in the story of the United States. Awesome looking bike though, you gotta give credit where it is due.
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