Confederate Fighting Hard For A New Land Speed Record

confederatesalts1confederatesalts2When on August 12, 09 I introduced you to the Confederate P-120 Fighter Combat, I told you that this new pre-production machine would be on the Salts of Utah looking for a new world record. Myself and a lot of journalists, photographers, film makers spend a lot of time with the Confederate crew around its President Matt Chambers. An opportunity to admire and detail this machine that everybody seems to love for its unique design, raw power and versatility from street to show to race.

A beast that I saw running several times piloted By Jason Reddick already a World Record holder for Confederate in 2007, 2008 and 2009 with an AMA National Record of 166.459 mph. Matt Chambers and team are shooting for 167 mph + to become the new Land Speed Record in their class. Front of me, the Fighter P120 is already running at 156 mph+ and right now this beast is getting a new fine tuning (fuel delivery and change of sprocket from 43 tooth to 39).

I remind you that this new machine Confederate model incorporates a massive 120ci motor (1966cc) into a lightweight aluminum frame, producing an astounding 145 ft/lbs of torque and 160 rear wheel horsepower. Only 25 machines will be produced and delivered to their respective owners beginning November 30th at the pace of two per month, at which point the book will be closed forever. President Matt Chambers estimates that the retail cost of a Fighter Combat (#02-25) will be $75,000. Follow the progress of the bike at Confederate Motor Company


10 Responses to “Confederate Fighting Hard For A New Land Speed Record”

  1. 1 Brandon Sep 2nd, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I think that Confederate never got the recognition they deserve for their unique machines. They paid their dues. Go, Confederate.

  2. 2 nicker Sep 2nd, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    “…unique design, raw power and versatility …”

    The quintessential reasoning behind the concept of building your own scooter.
    And Confederate provides a great example of commitment to that concept.

    Way to go Confederate….!!!!


  3. 3 bigalyts Sep 3rd, 2009 at 8:41 am

    I Own a 2003 Confererate 120 Cu in Hell Cat and It need some ISR parts and Foot Pegs and the Original Exhaust. It is actually the Look of Todays Bobbers and little Combat look. It needs some things! I would ;love to know who could make it or give an Original look and with a few changes ! These guys at Confederate are and Build Bike before their time. Any help will be appreciated.

  4. 4 David Sep 3rd, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    WOW what a concept! Design and build a new bike (although I dont think it very pretty)then take it to the salt flats and race it!! Tune it a little and run it some more!! WOW are you AMD Winners watching? At least there are still some bike builders out there and not just artsy crafty builders!!!

  5. 5 Gina Woods Sep 4th, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Rock on Confederate…you guys have always been big on my book! You deserve the recognition!

  6. 6 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Sep 4th, 2009 at 5:49 am

    It is a pleasure to know and hang with you guys. Always fun to see you all on the salt

  7. 7 jatinder Sep 6th, 2009 at 5:29 am

    I really like these bikes,but they r expensive and they need something to market their bike better,maybe some controversy.

  8. 8 Shifter Sep 8th, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Another MAD MATT (Chambers) machine. Go Confederate!

  9. 9 Bill G. Sep 8th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Wish that all manufacturers of custom bikes like Confederate go to the Bonneville Salts to show us (without any modifications) how their bikes behave when pushed to the limit. Would be a good test to help us decide what to buy

  10. 10 Hans Sep 27th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    When I win my $$$millions$$$ I’ll place an order. Till then I’ll just look from a far and admire the design and technology. All three bikes are works of functional art

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