30
Oct
09

The Machine Rides Like It Looks

P120 Fighter; special edition; Combat

Celebrating the art of rebellion demands the vitality and potency expressed by Hunter S. Thompson’s metaphorical declaration that it is better to be shot out of a cannon than squeezed from a tube.

The specification is 460 lbs, each located as low within the machine as possible, powered by the most accessible 160 rear wheel horsepower and wide band 150 ft lbs of torque it is possible to create, derived with maximum immediacy and minimal drama.

The proprietary effort began with our well-proven reliable 120 cubic inch counter-shaft-balanced radial twin.  We specified state of the art porting and polishing of the heads and intake for ultra high volume, the installation of high compression forged lightweight special pistons, the creation of special stepped hand-crafted high flow stainless steel exhaust and a unique dual cam grind featuring the most delicious yet linear and controlled ramp up with equally linear and controlled low, medium and high rpm step off.  A mild starting pressure was designed into the dual cam grind.  The power resonates with pulsations and sounds befitting an ultra high output naval aircraft Fighter without any obtusive vibration, whatsoever.

The most perfect engineering solution for accessing such power is our patented flush mounted short drive vertically stacked classic Confederate five-speed.  Deployed through our new proprietary full race clutch system, the world’s toughest gearbox is carved from solid billet, braced at the output shaft by a giant outrigger bearing, supported at the swingarm pivot point by a large diameter dual threaded axle which is threaded through the inner primary, all of which is additionally supported by front and rear, left and right 3/8 inch CNC billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum fuselage side plates each bolted to a front and rear 3/8 inch billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum bulkhead which is additionally supported by motorcycle history’s most massive 1/4 inch wall 5 inch OD CNC billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum backbone.  This triple load path Confederate proprietary architecture is the most torsional and bend resistant structure it is possible to create.  For those who must have the ultimate expression of American toughness, look no further.

This drag racing derived masterpiece of engineering development, coupled with our ultra compact primary belt drive and right side chain final drive creates the lightest and most direct link from your palm to the rear wheel axle.

Leanness, together with the lowest allocation of weight relative to the machine center of gravity enhance the explosive nature of each special edition Combat Fighter.  The effect is immediately appreciated when you lift the machine from its sidestand.  You feel as if you are mounting a 250 GP bike.

The perfect street machine must be entirely stable, yet full of linear, accurate, precise and completely honest communication under any and all foreseeable conditions one may encounter over a lifetime of uncharted journeys.  For over 18 years, we have focused on delivering the ultimate street motoring experience. The deepest consideration of neck, rake, trail, output shaft, swingarm pivot point, powertrain and wheel axle geometric specification has been matched precisely to the world’s most complimentary rubber, the lightest wheels, the finest brake package, the ultimate stiction free double wishbone suspension design, the finest multi-adjustable long travel coil over shocks and optimized ergonomic rider engagement maximizing unity, comfort and control.

Unique to Confederate proprietary craft sequencing allows for each Combat Fighter to be built to a standard of geometric accuracy and precision not available by other technologies.  The result is that Arabic pre-production 1, our first machine, was judged the truest and straightest motorcycle ever tested on the chassis dyno at Race Tech (measured for comparison from more than 360 machines representing samples from each of the world’s OEM providers).  Each P120 Fighter special edition Combat will be equally true and precise.

The result of this sharply focused effort is functional dynamic street motorcycling excellence.  There exists no takeaway, no compromise and no greater motoring experience.

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1 Response to “The Machine Rides Like It Looks”


  1. 1 Garet
    November 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Hey Matt, I am a cellist at Mansfield University, in Northern Pennsylvania. I have been following your company for a few years now, ever since I was passed on the highway by a hellcat, which led me on a month long search of the web to find where the hell the glorious sounding piece of machinery that passed me on the highway came from. Since then I have regularily checked in on your website. You can imagine my excitement when I checked in several months ago and saw the new video of the Wraith using the Courante from Bach’s second cello suite as the background. I am waiting for the day I to get to experience the absolute joy of riding one of your machines, however I imagine the feeling of controlled rebelism and freedom that I receive when playing that Courante is in fact a small sample of what your company has to offer. In today’s age I don’t think as many young people understand that the truly great things that we may ever experience such as the music of Bach, are able to take every feeling that we have and focus them in on a single moment. I am certain that your machines are also capable of this form of experience for the rider. I would happily spend everything I had on a great cello because I know the value it will give me in return on a spiritual level. With that said your machines are worth a lot less than some cellos, and I will one day find myself upon one. For now I will continue to sit behind my cello, and I thank you for taking motorcycling to the level at which it belongs, a form of absolute personal experience a person uses not to be cool or establish some kind of status, but rather because they need to for the therapy it offers. On an ending note, you might want to check out the second movement (Allegro) of Shostakovich’s tenth symphony.


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