Confederate Motorcycles has revealed its newest creation – the extremely limited-edition FA-13 Combat Bomber.
Just 13 of these bikes will be handcrafted at the company’s Birmingham headquarters in the US.
The FA-13 Combat Bomber is not yet showing on the Confederate Motorcycles website, but one of the $125,000 P51 fighters, of which just 30 were made, (pictured below), remains for sale, coloured “blonde”.
Included in the price – and there is a $30,000 deposit required on order – you get free delivery seven weeks after your order, a five-year factory warranty, and 30-month and 60-month factory services, including “any and all new technologies or features to better personalise your unique fighter”.
The P51 boasts a 132 cubic inch (2163cc) engine, delivering 145 bhp and a top speed of 160mph (257 kph). Expect the FA-13 to feature the same engine.
Confederate says the FA-13 Combat Bomber is characterised by its aggressive stance and its distinct, stealth-matte anodised finish.
Founder and CEO Matt Chambers declared: “Suddenly it’s 1970. The era of the great American muscle bike, with its outsized bore and stroke, world leading low RPM torque, long push rods and air-cooled simplicity is coming to an end. With the R-Code Combat Bomber we go out with a bang, not a whimper.”
Four of the motorcycles have already been reserved, leaving just nine on the open market. “The Combat 61 Collection of the P51 Fighters sold out rapidly; we do not expect this rare opportunity to linger.”
Confederate Motors describes itself as “a rebel think tank”, 100 per cent focused on creating the best and finest motorcycles with no compromise.
“Each motorcycle is handcrafted to be an heirloom work of art that looks and rides like rebellion itself.”
The 25-year-old company hand builds each of its limited edition cycles, focusing on using the finest quality materials. The company says it takes 1000 hours to create one bike, one machine at a time.
“The creation of pure, unfiltered, honest industrial and mechanical design is our purpose and our promise,” Confederate explains on its website.
“Each machine communicates directly with the man so fortunate to experience it. It is the embodiment of authenticity, integrity and virtue. It serves up the road, the journey, with no fluff, no contrivance. In motion, from grip to peg to saddle, the accuracy, precision, and look-you-dead-and-unflinching-in-the-eye quality communicate the travelled road directly in a no-nonsense manner.
“The father of the American Way, Thomas Jefferson, taught us that individualism, not collectivism, was the morally centred approach to principled design.”