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You know just got my copy of Machine Design Magazine in the mail today. So while I am sitting here I decided to see what was in the there. So what do I find on page 45, is a small artical about Confederate Motorcycle company. I say's "Humm intresting. I saw them at Bikeweek. Wonder what they have to say". So I decided to take a peek at their website.

I say's "Humm nice bike. V-Twin looks like they did some homework here. Nice lines. Looks like it will run fast." So I see they have a thing called a purchase Order PDF file online. I download the pdf file, and open her up. Man I like to crapped my pants. MSRP 61,000.000 dollars. I say's "What the F*&*#^^*&@*&RK." "Who in their right mind would pay that much for a motorcycle." Holy cow and I thought Harley was bad. Man I am so thankful for Honda for giving us bikers the best American Made bike in the world, at a price that can't be beat.

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And U know there are People out there Spending that Knid of $$$$$ :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

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Man I know. Man what I could do with that kind of money. To some people they don't think that is much, but to me. Man I could get me a decked out VTX to the hilt.

Man send that money to me. I can make good use of it for sure.


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hey, if you order the Hellcat you can say you have the same bike as Brad Pitt. great....
 

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hey, if you order the Hellcat you can say you have the same bike as Brad Pitt. great....
Hey, already have enough in common with Brad Pitt. Jennifer Aniston won't let me near her, either...f'n restraining order!!!
 

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I hate to say this man, but these people with these high price bikes. Man they are just way out there in left field. You know. If I had that much money, I surly wouldn't buy something like that. Heck save you money get the Honda for 5 times less, and yet get a more dependable bike that will go and go and go.

That is just such a waste of money getting those bikes. What a waste.

I am sorry, but that is just not worth the money.

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I saw the Wraith in this month's Motorcyclist magazine. That's a _sweet_ looking bike, looks like poetry in motion and definitely not a Harley clone or an OCC turdmobile. Priced accordingly. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but it isn't a mass-produced item. If I was single, I'd seriously think about buying one... since I'd rather not be single again, I'll be skipping it :).
 

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Yea I know what you mean. I like my married life too. But if I was single, I don't think I would consider one of those machine. I guess I look at the money factor. I look at what is the best bang for my hard earned bucks, and these prototype bikes not matter who builds them just is not enough bang for my bucks. I work hard for my dollars, and to spend that much money is like throwing it away. I look at the bike and ask. What am I getting? Nothing.....Nothing at all. Yea to me that is unwise spending.

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Most guys that are spending that kind of jack are not into riding the cycles but displaying them. The dude who bought the OCC custom at Sam's Club (the end is near when they had over a hundred people competing for a OCC bike) is displaying it in his house that he is building. Said he would probably hang it in an iterior archway or something. Pay $100,000 for a bike and not ride it?
Its like Indian Larry said, "It is like sculpture or artwork, a metal creation".
I would rather ride than look at it anyhow!
 

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Hey I agree. I would rather ride the heck out of it. I saw a bumber sticker at Bikeweek 2005. Said something like "It is an illness to tow a motorcycle on a trailer." I saw that and said how true. Anyone who would tow a motorcycle behind a trailer other than having it repaired is very ill.

I ride mine everywhere, and then nowhere. I ride to ride, and I'll put a billion miles on this VTX if it last that long. I ride it to work. I ride it everywhere. To the store. I got a job where I don't have to worry about carring anything. Just ride. But man I ain't paying that much money to have it sit around to be looked at. People can look at my butt going down the road. hehehehe

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As I sit here, Matt Chambers and his company, Confederate Motorcyles,
are hand building Hellcats and Wraiths just three blocks from away, in the New Orleans Art District.

I met Matt, about three or four years ago, when I was doing the "Harley"
thing. He would usually show up with a couple of his employees. They would each be riding different model Confederates. You may not like his philosopy, but he produces what I would classify as a true Sport Cruiser, not a make believe like the Road Warrior. He uses top quality components and Merck motors. His motorcyles are impressive. He is himself, a visionary. He is a retired attorney that is pursuing a dream. He is a Civil War History buff, which is where the Confederate name is derived from. He caught a lot of flack for using that name. He had a very hard time finding people to invest in his company because of it. I believe that Nicholas Cage, Jay Leno, and George Clooney own his motorcycles.

One of his prototype Wraiths did over 130 miles an hour at Booneville, "right out of the box".

Truth be told, his bikes are too expensive for me and other "average" men. I admire the guy, for giving up a multi-million dollar law practice,
to pursue what is in his heart. Ya gotta respect that.

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tlyoungb said:
Hey I agree. I would rather ride the heck out of it. I saw a bumber sticker at Bikeweek 2005. Said something like "It is an illness to tow a motorcycle on a trailer." I saw that and said how true. Anyone who would tow a motorcycle behind a trailer other than having it repaired is very ill.



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For many, a trailer is a neccessity. Being a working stiff, I can't afford to take those extra days required for riding, rather than trailering to a distant event. I would love to be able to ride to Daytona Beach Bike Week. Riding 1250 miles will take 2 or 3 days. That means, a minimum of 4 days travel. If I take a week off, that only leaves three days. If we drive in shifts, we can make it in about 20 hours. That gives us five days in Daytona. So, you tell me which is a better way to go.

Besides the time restraints, there's always a weather concern. Now remember, here in Michigan, it's still winter at the beginning of March. Two years ago, we had decent weather when we headed out for Bike Week.....45 and sunny. All the way down we kept saying we could have ridden. On the way back, however, once we got into Kentucky, the weather turned to sh*t. Sub 30 temps and freezing rain and snow. We were driving a Ford Excursion with a commercial trailer (used for a front-end loader....3 axles and HEAVY). Even with all that weight, we couldn't drive faster than 35 mph. We were sliding all over the road. The weather didn't change for week. If we had ridden, we would have been stranded in Kentucky for a couple weeks. Nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that we all would have lost our jobs.


Sure, I know people from northern states that ride to Bike Week. Of course, they don't have the same time concerns that most of us have. And I'm sure there are others who refuse to trailer, regardless of the weather. There are also many who drink and ride. It doesn't make it safe or sane.

I would love to be able to ride all the time. Unfortunately, sometimes it's not practical....or safe. So, next time you feel like spouting off about trailering a bike as an illness, maybe you should put your mind in gear, first.


Sorry I got off the topic. This is one of those things that really pushes my buttons. :evil:
 

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Hey! Don't buy that jet bike from those rip-off artists in Louisana! The Bellagio Casino gift shop :shock: here in Vegas has a red one for only $150,000! :p
 

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I've been diggin' Confederate cycles for years. I'd prefer a Hellcat G2 over a Wraith. The Wraith may be "cutting edge," but it's ugly as sin.

That Pantera's cool, but it's too long -- too many open areas for my taste.
 
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