Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Confederate P120 Fighter Combat. My kind of machinery.

Redefining the power cruiser Confederate's exquisitely crafted, ultra-costly cruisers are known as much for innovative construction as outrageous performance. The P120 Fighter Combat-the latest model from the Birmingham, Alabama, coach works-pushes that reputation to the next level by coupling a welded and bolted aluminum monocoque to a massive, 1965cc JIMS V-twin. With 160 horsepower pushing 460 pounds, this bike redefines the term "power cruiser."

Confederate P120 Fighter Combat Left Side View
A rigid chassis is a prerequisite for handling the massive output of the big V-twin specified for this wild ride. The engine is the highest-performance version JIMS offers from its Malibu, California, factory, producing a pavement-rippling 145 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine cases are specially cast in super-dense, 8356 aluminum for added stiffness, and connected to Confederate's own stacked-shaft, five-speed gearbox by a machined clamshell transmission housing that creates a unit-construction powertrain. Chain final drive has been relocated to the right side and mounted outside of the swingarm pivot to increase rigidity and make room for an oversized, 240mm-wide rear tire.

Thursday, May 13, 2010