Photo Gallery: 2010 Confederate P120 Fighter Black Flag

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Action

Confederate Black Flag
An action shot of the Confederate Black Flag. Photo © Paul Adams

One of the world's most expensive bikes is also one of the most head-turning

Behold the $80,000 Confederate Black Flag, a limited edition version of the $72,000 P120 Fighter. For those beaucoup bucks, you get:

  • An aluminum frame that holds fuel and oil
  • An air-cooled 120 cubic inch (1,966 cc) v-twin engine that produces 160 horsepower and 135 ft-lbs of torque at rear wheel
  • Carbon fiber front and rear wheels
  • A Race Tech girder front and monoshock rear suspension
  • High output, 4-piston Brembo carbon/ceramic/aluminum brakes
  • A kickstand so pretty it deserves to be framed
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Front

Confederate Black Flag Front View
A front view of the Black Flag. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Rear

Confederate Black Flag
With its tiny carbon fiber fender, the Black Flag's 240mm rear tire dominates the view from behind. Photo © Basem Wasef
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High Angle

Confederate Black Flag
A high angle on the Black Flag. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Left

Confederate Black Flag
A left view of the Black Flag. Photo © Basem Wasef
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The Engine's Less Pretty Side

Confederate Black Flag Engine
The Black Flag's less photogenic side. Photo © Basem Wasef
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120 CI

Confederate Black Flag Engine
This 120 cubic-inch (just under 2,000cc) engine produces 160 horsepower and 135 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheel. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Cockpit

Confederate Black Flag Cockpit
The view from the Black Flag's saddle is all about low profile, blacked-out minimalism. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Air Intake

Confederate Black Flag Air Intake
This air intake protrudes from the bike's right side. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Oil

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's oil reservoir has a window on either side of the frame. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Oil, Blended

Confederate Black Flag
When the engine's running, this window display sploshing oil as it gets sucked out and regurgitated by the oil pump. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Primary

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's primary drive is exposed; keep those pants clear of the moving belt!. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Tucked-In Turn Signal

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's turn signal is embedded into the front of each handgrip. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Controls - Left

Confederate Black Flag
The top button to the right of the grip is the left turn signal (which cancels with a second push), and below it is the horn button. The toggle switch operates the high beams. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Pipes

Confederate Black Flag Exhaust
The Black Flag's exhaust pipes route through to the front of the engine and spit out on the front left bottom side of the bike; the roar of hot air can be felt at your boots, when they're resting on pavement. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Controls - Right

Confederate Black Flag
Right controls: The toggle switch controls the fuel pump and works as a "kill" switch, the top button actuates the right turn signal, and the bottom is the starter button. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Action

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag in action. Photo © Paul Adams
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Low

Confederate Black Flag
A left view of the Black Flag. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Front Brake

Confederate Black Flag Brakes
The single-disc Brembo brakes are high-output, 4-piston carbon/ceramic/aluminum units, and the front wheel is a 19x3 inch Confederate-designed carbon fiber piece. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Artful Kickstand

Confederate Black Flag Kickstand
Even the kickstand is artfully welded. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Discreet Brake Light

Confederate Black Flag Brake Lights
The LED brake light hides discreetly on the back side of the saddle. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Suspension Front View

Confederate Black Flag Front Suspension
A front view of the Black Flag's girder-style suspension, with its remote reservoir seen on top. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Fuel-in-Frame

Confederate Black Flag Fuel Tank
The Black Flag's fuel tank resides in the bike's frame, and holds four gallons. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Double-Wishbone Front

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's front end is a double-wishbone, girder-style design. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Jean Eater

Confederate Black Flag
The rapidly spinning primary belt is a real jean eater... all the more reason to steer clear of the thing. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Shifter

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's shifter sits just below the oil filter. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Non-Folding Pegs

Confederate Black Flag
The knurled peg for the rear brake pedal is solid-mounted into the chassis, which doesn't allow for wiggle room when approaching cornering limits. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Rear Shock

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's Race Tech rear shock is low and high speed compression and rebound adjustable. Photo © Basem Wasef
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A Little Racing Fuel Never Hurt..

Confederate Black Flag
My Confederate loaner gets topped off with leftover racing fuel from Bonneville. Typically it requires 93 octane gas. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Chain Drive, of Course

Confederate Black Flag
The rear wheel is chain-driven, and the Black Flag has a lengthy wheelbase of 64 inches. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Valve Opening

Confederate Black Flag Engine
Part of the Black Flag's starting procedure involves depressing this valve on the top each of the cylinder heads; doing so effectively lowers the compression ratio momentarily, so the engine "kicks over" more easily. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Rear Fender

Confederate Black Flag
The matte carbon fiber fender wraps around an 18-inch, 240/70 Pirelli tire. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Profile

Confederate Black Flag
A right profile shot of the Black Flag. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Seat..

Confederate Black Flag
The Black Flag's saddle. Yes, it's as uncomfortable as it looks. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Instrumentation

Confederate Black Flag
You're looking at the entirety of the Black Flag's instrumentation; this gauge discreetly incorporates fuel, turn signal, and neutral indicators. Speed and odometer is displayed in the digital portion. Photo © Basem Wasef
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Not-So-Secret Admirers

Confederate Black Flag
If you're riding a Confederate, you'll need to allot extra time in your schedule for gawkers. Photo © Basem Wasef