Confederate Motorcycles has just shown a drawing of their 2015 C2 P-51 Fighter. A video with Pierre Terblanche, Confederate's head of design, gives us a general idea of what they're doing, as he highlights a few features of the new bike. The billet aluminum cases are 40 pounds lighter than the previous version, the heads, barrels and valve covers are all new, plus they have a new downdraft injection system for more power and better ergonomics. As with previous offerings from Confederate, it will feature a combination of aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber and stainless steel. He says the bike should be ready by June or July of 2014.
With only a drawing to go by, it's hard to know what to think of it, the styling is pushing design for even a limited production bike, to a point where you have to wonder whether anyone will actually ride it. He does mention the improved ergonomics, but is that the focus? I picture this in Tony Stark's hidden garage, just sitting there among the other exotica. More Tom Cruise, less Jay Leno. The thing is, I kinda like it, I just can't picture myself on it going anywhere, great focus for a bench racing session, though.
Well, you can have one of your own in about six months or so, start saving, now.
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