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Confederate-Branded 2020 Combat P-51 Is a Fighter Jet on Two Wheels

We’re used to having expensive custom builds based on production motorcycles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In most cases, expensive means mid-five digits at the most. But how about one that costs six-digits, and is somewhat of a production machine?
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There is a bike maker out there that constantly churns out ultra-expensive two-wheelers. It’s called Combat Motors, and since 2018 it has been in charge with making gasoline motorcycles sold until then under the Curtiss name. That’s because Curtiss (former Confederate, but that was changed because of the connotations of the name) decided to make electric motorcycles only.

Now, Combat wasted no time since getting the rights and started churning out machines so incredible we don’t remember actually seeing one in the flesh. They’re stunning, wear aggressive, Air Force-inspired names (F-117 Fighter, P-51 Combat Fighter, or FA-13 Combat Bomber), and so expensive your bank account will probably want to go underground.

Take the P-51 Fighter we have here, freshly listed as for sale on DuPont Registry. New, the thing costs a nice round $100,000, and this one has the exact same price; although there's a mention there, "Call for mileage," that might hint this one traveled a bit.

Described as “the world’s first and only vehicle to be carved entirely from solid billet blocks of military-grade aluminum,” the P-51 is powered by a 117ci (1.9-liter) air-cooled V-Twin engine good for 120 hp and an equal number of ft-lb.

Does the whole aluminum thing and the engine warrant the high asking price? Does the styling of the thing? Maybe, maybe not. But it’s worth noting one of these topped at 164.95 mph (265.46 kph) on the Bonneville Salt Flats some years back.

This particular one comes not in the cold silver we’re used to from the bikes in its line, but in a coppery-hue that kind of make it even more appealing.

As a side note, and despite the whole Confederate-Curtiss-Combat conundrum, look close enough and you'll see Confederate still written on it.

 
 
 
 
 

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