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http://www.confederate.com/confederate2/c2-links/machines-wraith.html





Power:
Torque ≥ 130 ft. lbs.
Horsepower ≥ 125

Dimensions:
Weight : 390lbs.; Wheelbase : 62"; Length : 82";
Seat Height : 30.5 "; Trail : 4"; Rake: 27 degrees

Engine:
Jims/Confederate B120 counter balanced twin cam 45 degree
radial twin; 4.125" bore X 4.5" stroke. .

Chassis:
Confederate design triple load path carbon fiber monocoque;
aircraft grade CNC billet bulkhead, fuselage; oil in frame. .

Swingarm:
Single sided aircraft grade aluminum.

Front End:
Confederate proprietary design; double wishbone, machined
from aircraft grade billet aluminum linked to aerodynamically
designed carbon fiber wing blades.

Primary:
Confederate proprietary design; machined from
aircraft grade aluminum; belt drive.


Transmission:
Confederate proprietary design; five speed, close ratio..

Suspension:
Front and rear: Penske coil over shock; multi adjustable; titanium spring

Brakes:
FD dual mechanical CNC billet high output 4piston front; 320 mm rotors; Brembo
2-piston caliper rear; 220 mm rotor.

Wheels:
Forged magnesium Marchesini; Front: 3.5" X 17"; Rear: 5.75 x 17

Lighting:
Integral LED headlamp, tail lamp, brake, running lights, blinker system

Fuel Cell:
Confederate proprietary design; aircraft grade aluminum; 3.5 gallons

Gauges:
Precision integrated analogue meter; warning, speed, RPM

Identification:
Very limited edition; each example is one of 250; fuselage, Bulkhead, engine VIN


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I've seen it in magazines, and it's a really interesting approach. the motor is just bafflingly powerful though. i guess it took a long time to get it to where it's at.
 

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Is the tank in the whole frame or just the top tube ?

I find that the fork are too big for my liking..

I prefer the Hellcat ;)
 

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definitely a unique looking machine. Not sure I like it but certainly different.
 

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I appreciate the innovation but don't really like the execution.
 
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Knightslugger said:
the motor is just bafflingly powerful though. i guess it took a long time to get it to where it's at.
Actually the motor is stock, nothing too special. A 120 with 4.125 bore and 4.5 stroke could put out a lot more.
 

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motorcyclist gave this a terrible review... I'll see if I can find the issue. It's the same one where they test ride the new gixxer 1000....
 

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I seen it at the 2ND Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival @ Barbers last October . They are now located in Birmingham , AL . I wasn't impressed with either of their bikes . You think Harley's are loud , wait til you hear one of these . They sound like top-fuel dragsters .
 

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They sound like top-fuel dragsters .
:eek: Imagine how your neighbors will appreciate you, especially if you work late evenings ;D

If louder = safer on a bike, these are probably the safest ;)
 

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I'll give it marks for style and originality.

I wouldn't spend the money even if I had it.
 

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Part it next to a Black VW Beetle & watch it disappear.

In the 60's I loved drawing jet designs, building models, reading what the school library had on fighters, etc.
Once you make a plane though, then you gotta find a name for it.

That's the first use of a thesaurus that I remember in my life.
There already was a Voo-doo and a Phantom... I picked "Wraith."
 

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A lot of the design and engineering on that was done here in Pittsburgh. The company that developed it does design/contract innovative projects where often the purpose is to be innovative... or at least different. That does not necessarily mean right or better. The designers were not really motorcycle folk and were quite proud about doing things so different. Well, maybe there's a reason some things are the way they are after all of these years. ;)

BTW, that's a Harley Sportster based motor. :eek: Still want one? ;D
 

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It has a "great personality". :)
 
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Frog said:
:eek: Imagine how your neighbors will appreciate you, especially if you work late evenings ;D

If louder = safer on a bike, these are probably the safest ;)
Seems to me that is more art than motorcycle. For the big $$$ I seriously doubt you would see any of those on the street on a regular basis.


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