Confederate Motorcycles has announced the launch of the second generation P51 Combat Fighter. Only 61 special editions are scheduled to be built of which 31 will be designated blonde and presented in raw machined billet. The other 30 will be designated black and presented as raw machined billet anodized black. MSRP for the blonde is $113,900 USD; MSRP for the black is $119,500.

The second generation Combat Fighter rides on a brand new CX4 architecture, a lighter, tougher evolution of Confederate’s patented, drag racing derived powertrain and powertrain mounting system. The muscle bike is constructed entirely of 6061 billet aluminum, including the unitized engine block and heads. Machined fuselage plates located by machined bulkheads form a proprietary monocoque. Confederate leveraged the talents of original P51 head designer Jon Kasse, who facilitated the second generation model’s all new head design and induction system.

The new bike’s chassis incorporates a structural intake box that ties directly into a CNC billet aluminum structural downdraft intake manifold. The fuel tank is structural; huge billet blocks are machined and welded to create the bridge that connects the induction system to the massive swing arm pivot machined into the unitized billet engine cases. Each front suspension girder and the rear swing arm are hewn from huge blocks of solid, as well, via five axis machining technology.

Each will be created – one motorcycle at a time – beginning in August.

“This Confederate is all business: explosive, tough, unique and built to last for the ages,” said Confederate Founder H. Matthew Chambers. “There exists both beauty and brutality in the P51 Combat Fighter aesthetic and the way it rides you. It is the metaphor for American Rebellion. I have never wanted to ride a motorcycle like I want to ride this one.”

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