Confederate Motorcycles Unveils The 2015 C2 P-51 Fighter

Confederate1Confederate2A marketing choice, very few Confederate motorcycles are sold each year. Still, every 18 months or so, Confederate Motorcycles unveil a new outlandish model mixing aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and carbon fiber into a very futuristic contraption.

This one, called the C2 P-51 Fighter was created for Confederate by Pierre Terblanche, a former Ducati designer. Speaking of his creation Terblanche hints about weight saving improvements by shaving off the billet v-twin engine (thanks to a new billet aluminum crankcase along with new cylinders, barrel heads and valve covers. A new downdraft injection system will also allow the C2 P-51 Fighter to have more power.

Starting June 2014, Confederate would like to build 31 units. Price is to be announced, but I am pretty sure that for around $100,000 you can secure one. Is it worth the price? As Confederate Motorcycles president and philosopher Matt Chambers will tell you “The Fighter is about your unique existential journey. It exists to inform and nurture your way…”

41 Responses to “Confederate Motorcycles Unveils The 2015 C2 P-51 Fighter”

  1. 1 Terence Tory Dec 11th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    “The Fighter is about your unique existential journey. It exists to inform and nurture your way” .Give me a break.If I want poetry,I’ll read some Allen Ginsberg.

  2. 2 Rodent Dec 11th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Uglier, than ugly!

  3. 3 Galeo Dec 11th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Who is going to buy this ?

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. Dec 11th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Not for me. For who?

  5. 5 Bleeding Ears Dec 11th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Mr. H. Mathew Chambers Esq. president, philosopher, fashionesta.

  6. 6 CW Dec 11th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Incredible bike but I get the impression that its more akin to what fashion designers put on a runway. I’d like to see these ideas trickle down into a product within the average buyer’s price range

  7. 7 Steve Carr Dec 11th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Oh boy! Team Negative strikes again. How bout some of you Know-it-all’s take a break from your commentary, it’s getting a bit old.

    I’m pretty sure Mr. Chambers has little to no cares about what you think of his products, he didn’t need you when he started, and damn sure don’t need you all now.

    Full steam ahead Matt!

    Steve Carr

  8. 8 Mr Dragon Dec 11th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    More to the point Mr Dragon couldn’t give a rats ass about Chambers. He builds for posers so no real chance anyone who rides would even be interested.

  9. 9 Terence Tory Dec 11th, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Steve Carr,well buy one before they go bankrupt again or are stuck in yet another court case.

  10. 10 Insider Dec 11th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Confederate source of money has always been first the money from naive investors, not from selling bikes. How many lost their investments during all these years? How many Confederate are sold in 1 year? 3, 4, 5? Matt Chambers can tell us here.

  11. 11 Chris Dec 11th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Incredible ingenuity, beautiful machine. Custom proprietary S&S X-Wedge engine. Thinking way outside the box I live in. If I could afford it, I’d buy that in a heartbeat. This certainly beats the pants off the “Diva” that was posted a couple days ago. No discredit to the Diva, but this in on a whole other level. Much respect for the guys at Confederate.

  12. 12 BobS Dec 11th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    i’d really like to ride that bike. I just wouldn’t want anyone to see me doing it.

  13. 13 takehikes Dec 11th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Looks like a 100,000 reasons not to buy one to me…….incredible tech, incredible pile of a motorcycle.

  14. 14 Blackmax Dec 11th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Well It’s not the most stylish cycle made
    But if it is your cup of tea, it probably runs like a “Bat outta Hell”
    What is one man’s dessert, is another man’s garbage
    I don;t like it & would never buy one, btu that does nto mean someone else wouldn’t ….

  15. 15 Lyle Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Yeah, I give them a “Thumbs up.” For decades there’s been exclusive cycle manufacturers: Munch, Brough, Crocker, etc. These bikes were hotly debated back then and are legendary now.. Anyone spending that kind of dough on a bike probably isn’t a poser. I know I’m not; although that’s about the sum total I’ve ever spent on motorcycles.

  16. 16 Woody's Dec 11th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Like most art, it’s value is based on if someone buys it. I’ll stick to the big-eyed kids on black velvet.

  17. 17 seymour Dec 11th, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    This boy’s cheese has done slid off his cracker.

  18. 18 Sharrack Dec 11th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Which end do you blow into ?

  19. 19 Terence Tory Dec 12th, 2013 at 4:13 am

    Bear mind this Chambers guy received $750K in “incentives” to bolt together bikes in New Orleans.Strange priorities in the Katrina path.

  20. 20 baddad Dec 12th, 2013 at 5:10 am

    Pierre Terblanche is great designer. I like a lot his Moto Guzzi concepts and this P-51 looks like 21st century beast.

  21. 21 oldude Dec 12th, 2013 at 7:34 am

    That is a stunningly UGLY motorcycle!

  22. 22 Matt W. Dec 12th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    The accountant and the mechanic in me may dismiss ever purchasing a Confederate. However the designer within loves these bikes. To me they are a functional work of art that would look just at home in a museum as they do the track.

  23. 23 5toedwillie Dec 12th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Gentlemen for anyone wishing to look. Attached is the EPA motorcycle cert list so if any are sold this list will help you know who.

    Please comment on the huge amount of imported bikes (Chinese ) who is still buying that crap.

  24. 24 Shifter Dec 12th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Code name was U.G.L.Y.

  25. 25 richard Dec 12th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    The pics above look like computer renderings, not real photos. What’s the deal?

  26. 26 Shifter Dec 12th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Yes, it’s a rendering. I guess waiting for one order to get started…

  27. 27 Zipper Dec 12th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    If the P-51 Fighter designation is in anyway associated with the P-51 WW II Fighter aircraft It is an insult. If not please accept my apology. Must be nice to have a $100g’s to blow. ..Z

  28. 28 Dave Smith Dec 12th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Looks like something my grandson would build with his erector set.

    No….wait! It’s not even that good.

  29. 29 Terence Tory Dec 12th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Dave Smith.I can’t say for sure about the inspiration.Hmnmmm? Oh.Huh.Whuh?

    The Tiler Punisher?

  30. 30 Doc Robinson Dec 12th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Oh boy, Steve Carr (a real builder of top shelf customs by the way) not just a keyboard commando, was spot on when he said “Team Negative strikes again”. Detroit had its auto industry kicked almost to death due to losing the ability to innovate ,while the Japanese and Europeans continued to do so. Next time you’re on the freeway, try playing the game “Spot the American car”. And Lyle is also spot on by reminding us that Munch, Brough, Crocker et al were considered over-priced and to some extent over engineered in their day, but look at them now. I’ve ridden several Confederates and have always been very impressed by their power, handling and – yes – innovation. And while you may dismiss my opinion, Alan Cathcart, world-renowned former racer and motorcycle journalist has said very good things about them also. This blog, in my opinion, should be about the bike, not the man, the company, the subsidies or investors alluded to. Innovation, guys, innovation. It once made America great.

  31. 31 Drew Dec 12th, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I am glad there are engineers and designers out there today who enjoy and thrive on building motorcycles and motorcycle engines that are not the norm, and who know their product is not aimed at the average rider/motorcycle enthusiast. Let’s build another bagger with even a larger front wheel, or another chopper…or, wait, let’s take a good look at what is involved with the Confederate guys. Wow! The only times I’ve seen their products in action has been on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but let me tell you, their bikes are impressive.

    As for the man needing poetry, please allow me the following

    I guess I should have told you beforehand, I’m not much of a poet.

    Over and out.

  32. 32 Graeme Dec 12th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    What a total piece of rubbish!…They must be teaming up with Alsop and Co.

  33. 33 Terence Tory Dec 12th, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    My,such strong opinions on a bike that appears not to even exist in metal or photo.There may be one test mule,or is only a CAD design stored somewhere in the cloud? Riding rare-as bikes on salt means about zilch.There will be about three of these in museums,one in a loft in New Orleans and one in an office in NYC and one in an Indian casino.Only people reared in poverty equate outrageous excess with exclusivity.I see about zero innovation here and it looks quite like pre-war show bikes from France or Germany.





  34. 34 Lyle Dec 12th, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    But Drew, you don’t have to be. Now put some chords to that and play your guitar!

  35. 35 Steve Carr Dec 13th, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Why will one be in a loft in New Orleans?

    Shhh……… everybody, lets see him talk his way out of this one………….

    Steve Carr

  36. 36 Terence Tory Dec 13th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Steve Carr.A good guess.

  37. 37 GD Dec 13th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    The Fighter is about your unique existential journey. It exists to inform and nurture your way…”
    So this means it will come with a pound of maui woweeeeeeeeeeeeee

    no really it is very unique and industrial
    lets give it a A for effort and wait to see the finished product

  38. 38 burnout Dec 13th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I like this thing. Would love to ride one. peace

  39. 39 Mike Chadwick Dec 16th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Love it or hate it- it IS awesome engineering and design people who prefer springers and hardtails or indian styled bikes are after a different concept wanna go FAST handle amazingly STOP on a dime- totally different market to usual V twin guys- certainly would be awesome to ride- not my cup of tea styling but dont knock it – I love street sleepers that look like a stock bike with good brakes and better shocks than stock and big cube motors= this is Exactly what it says on tin- expensive top range ENGINEERING not stock or remotely like one- and does not pretend to be one- – and does eactly what it is designed to do or even excels check that frame design and light weight- S&S power- – .-Mike

  40. 40 MC Moose Dec 16th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Hubris killed the American auto industry.
    Lack of innovation, poor quality and rent-seeking combined to kill off the American car.

  41. 41 Terence Tory Mar 25th, 2014 at 11:17 am

    MC Moose,People paying good hard-earned money for junk played a big part.

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