Lead From The Front

The Hellcat is a divine machine. We are at about our eightieth example. The quality is amazing. The machine is a classic beauty. It has high impact, allure, elegance, sensuality and sophistication. The best thing about her is the ride; relaxed, luxurious and controlled with world-leading torque delivered with boundless character and personality. This is one strong, tough, honest, cool machine.

The first words out of my mouth following my maiden B120 Wraith ride was “This is the best motorcycle I have ever ridden.” There is no vibration. The suspension possesses a science and engineering defiance in its ability to smoothly absorb small medium and very bad pavement irregularity. The machine weight feels like a 250 GP bike when you lift her from her stand. It shrinks around you although it is a beautifully proportioned 62 inches in wheelbase.

Torque to weight ratio is equal to the Hellcat; it is world leading, too. The riding position is extremely comfortable. The pulse, feel and tactile information is confidence inspiring, voluminous, linear, accurate and of the highest quality.

Refinement of final details is presently underway at an intense yet enjoyable pace. The result is frankly mind blowing, even for your writer, who penned the business case for her eight years ago.

These facts beg the obvious question: why are these machines so damn good? There has not been a person involved with our enterprise who had any previous vehicular design experience. There are no academic credentials pertinent to vehicular design. There exists no project management experience concerning vehicular design. There has been no utilization of outside consultancy.

Irrespective of these facts, if you parked a Hellcat and a Wraith with the best of Harley-Davidson or Victory, our machines would stand out as the leaders in design and engineering, by far.

Harley-Davidson and Victory are multi-billon dollar entities with large seasoned virtually unlimited resources.

Our resource base, by comparison, makes us David’s mini me.

Which again begs the query, how does a rag tag bunch of wanna be artists beat the hell out of America’s best educated, best funded, best managed, most experienced professionals?



1 Response to “Lead From The Front”

  1. July 30, 2007 at 5:17 am

    The answer to your query is in the description of those that you are beating the hell out of. I’ve loved the confederate bikes from the time I became aware of them. In the words of a friend of mine who I showed pictures of the Hellcat to, “It looks like it will get up, come over and bite your leg off!” Your bikes have “real”, “genuine”, and “true” written all over them. I’m thinking of selling my house and getting one! Right now I’ve just designed and have in my hands the production prototype to my own golf putter. like you I have no credentials, just an intense desire to make something real and blow the doors off the corporate bullshit that dominates the golf club business. Your code of ethics is on my wall and a real inspiration. Keep it up. I may sell my house yet. Steve

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