Over the weekend, we remembered the heroes who were lost on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese pilots began an attack on Pearl Harbor. On this the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Confederate Motorcycles unveiled their newest bike, the C2 P-51 Fighter. The bike is based on the company’s C2 motorcycle and the P-51 Fighter moniker comes from one of the fight-bomber planes used in WWII, the P-51 Mustang.
In a video released by Confederate Motorcycles, new head of design and former Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche discussed what makes the C2 P-51 Fighter such a special bike. Terblanche noted that this is one of the few bikes that uses a billet aluminum crankcase, which shaves off 40 pounds from the previous C2 design. New cylinder heads, barrels and valve covers were also added to the bike. And just like the bike it is based off of, the P-51 Fighter is crafted from a number of materials, such as billet aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, carbon fiber and cast aluminum.
Most importantly, Terblanche noted that this bike will have an all-new downdraft injection system. This new system allows the bike to “have more power and also improve the ergonomics of the motorcycle tremendously,” according to Terblanche.
The bike will be available for shipment in June/July of 2014.
Watch the video below: