s stated in the company’s intentions: “Confederate Motor Company set out to create machines utilizing a holistic, avant-garde process for celebrating the art of rebellion. Motorcycles have long represented rugged individualism; the Confederate machines evoke principled individuality through simple, pure, minimal, skeletal form language, which is at once, technical and primitive.” Founded in 1991 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Matt Chambers, CM is focused on creating the ultimate street motorcycle experience. Its first motorcycle, the F131 Hellcat, rolled off the production line on 11 November 1994; a second model called the Wraith was ready to be launched in late 2005. The Wraith was a motorcycle unlike anything ever seen. “From its inception it was seen as a work of kinetic sculpture,” said designer J.T. Nesbitt. “I took the basic shapes of ellipse, circle and arch.” Unfortunately Nature changed Company’s plans, and due the severe damage caused to the factory by Hurricane Katrina, Confederate Motorcycles had to move its headquarters and assembly operations to a warehouse in downtown Birmingham. After a period of reorganization for the resumption of production of the Wraith and the development of the “Renovatio project” (never produced), a third model is launched in 2009: the P120 Fighter is an iconic motorcycle that borrows very little from the status quo, representing true autonomy (and a bit of rebelliousness) in both design and philosophy. In April of 2010 Confederate announced plans for a strategic alliance with well-known and highly respected engine builder S&S along with its fourth motorcycle design, the C3 X132 Hellcat. This new bike will be produced in Confederate’s original home of New Orleans. With a cost of 45.000$, it’s considered a low-cost product for the company’s standards.
RENOVATIO PROJECT 1 & 2
C3 X132 HELLCAT