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Confederate P120 Black Flag

Confederate Motor’s P120 A rebel yell for the rich

bikes are part of a scene. like the P120 Fighter Flag, are- the scene. 160 horsepower from its 120-cubic-inch twin, Confederate Motor’s not only guns it and runs it but blazes a distinct and stylized in American motorcycling.

One look at the Fighter, and it’s clear it a Harley. It has a skeletal, minimalist that seems to turn the inside out, revealing a philosophy that challenges the of each component as well as its

It takes 120 hours to assemble the 480 on the Fighter, and many of them found in the usual places. The compact dual exhaust, for puffs on to the rider’s gear-shifting from the bottom, front side of the bike. The oil tank is a just below the handlebars windows on either side show the 20/50 churning.

The electrical system is embedded in the swing arm. And the gas tank as the Fighter’s tubular backbone but is in a separate reservoir at the bike’s a pump then channels the into an engine that is so compression, riders must push decompression valves on the of each massive cylinder firing up.

I had the Fighter for a day, prompted an inordinate amount of Exorcist-style head turning and taking, and not only because could hear my unbaffled long before they see me thundering toward them and prep their phone accordingly. By the time my low-riding were in full view, could witness the double-wishbone suspension moving up and down the cantilevered arms of an earth-mover, take in the strikingly stretched and profile as I sped toward the

The P120 Fighter has a hot-rod-esque, wheelbase and a 240-mm balloon for a tire, but its rake and trail are optimized, so though it didn’t corner like a Ducati, it send me into oncoming either. The Race Tech adjustable suspension prevented the from bottoming out, and the pegs were placed so they had absolutely no chance of in tight turns, even if I had to muscle the bike that far

There is a level of menace to the Fighter. The transmission drive is exposed and could very have chewed off my boot if the weren’t placed properly. The hinged saddle looked like a bear trap anything I wanted to straddle.

inspiration for the P120 Fighter was the motorcycle clubs of the ‘60s. motorcycling being born WWII fighter pilots, it that Confederate would to aircraft for some of the P120 inspiration, such as its riveted, load path” construction. The monocoque backbone, bulkhead and side plate construction are all from aircraft-grade aluminum.

The squishy rubber buttons and toggle switches that the turn signals, horn, and high beams are more to be found in the cockpit of a Piper Cub a motorcycle. They’re also so it takes some practice to out which squishy button what and avoid inadvertently the horn.

Unlike the upcoming C3 which will employ an Confederate/SS powertrain architecture, the Fighter uses a counterbalanced motor and transmission co-developed Confederate. While the clutch is not for the the gear shifter was quite There was no crunching with up and shifts.

And it was actually possible to neutral.

I had a slight problem with the at the tail end of my day. The bike’s 12:1 compression ratio the bike’s underpowered starter to the causing it to fail. The starter has been beefed up and will be on all P120 Fighters, according to founder Matt Chambers, is exactly what buyers demand on a bike that as much as this one.

at $72,000, the P120 Fighter cheap. Nor is it common. Just 63 be produced, making the- Fighter the perfect rebel — for the rich.

Confederate P120 Black Flag

2011 Motor P120 Fighter

price: $72,000

Price as $80,000

Powertrain: Air-cooled, JIMS radial twin,

Displacement: 120 cubic inches, or cc

Rear wheel torque: 135

Rear wheel horsepower: 160

Dry 460 lbs.

Confederate P120 Black Flag
Confederate P120 Black Flag
Confederate P120 Black Flag
Confederate P120 Black Flag

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