This may lead to a lot of double takes as you glance at the bike and then look again, something doesn’t seem right. Then, you see a lot of things don’t add up. This bike is currently for sale and the builder readily admits it has a close resemblance (that’s one way to put it) to the Confederate Wraith, but it’s a custom build.
Powered by a rubber mounted Buell XB engine and drawing very strongly on the Wraith’s unique design, he built his own front end, added a fake tank to cover the oil cooler and voltage regulator and came up with a custom that isn’t too bad from a build quality perspective, as well as can be determined from the photos, but, when you so obviously borrow your design from another bike, will always be compared to the original.
Is this a clone, tribute, replica, copy or custom? This is obviously not an exact copy, but Confederate might raise an eyebrow. You can build anything for yourself, but if you copy a large percentage (how much is too much?) of someone’s design and sell it to someone else, then it gets sketchy.
Here’s the kicker:
This is bike #1 of an upcoming limited production run.
Auction is over