Thanks to "The Stig" (Stig - is it really you?!) for alerting us to this truly rare :
2004 CONFEDERATE F124 HELLCAT MOTORCYCLE WITH ONLY 2600 ORIGINAL MILES, THIS CELEBRITY STATUS BIKE HAS A 2 YEAR WAITING LIST IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET ONE ORIGINAL COST ON THIS BIKE IS ABOUT $80,000 The "F" architecture of the Hellcat is very simple, yet incredibly rigid and light. It is the only backbone downtube, cradle based chassis to utilize the powerplant as a stressed member. It is also the last architecture for a crafted series built machine designed entirely by analogue methodology. Born from the draftsman's table, it has the essence of a finely crafted turntable. "F" architecture is unquestionably the stiffest, strongest, most rigid welded platform ever to run the Iconic American radial twin power plant. THIS BIKE IS BY FAR THE BEST LOOKING MC EVER PRODUCED, THE HUGE REAR TIRE AND THE FRAMED TAIL PIPES ALSO ARE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS BIKE ONLY, PLUS THE CARBON FIBER STRUCTURE IS THE STRONGEST AND COOLEST LOOKING OUT THERE, THIS BIKE WILL SURELY APPRECIATE IN THE YEARS TO COME!
Generally I don't like cruisers at all, but I really appreciate Confederate for their unique and innovative designs and use of high-tech materials. Much like the Yamaha V-Max, labeling Confederates as a "cruiser" does them serious injustice - they are engineering masterpieces.
I am, however, surprised by the total number - 180 units as claimed by the seller - of F124s produced. I would have thought that the market for a $80,000 motorcycle (original retail price) would be much smaller. Even the newer version of the F124 - the F131 - is targeted for 150 units and the Wraith, an even more outlandish (and probably even more expensive) bike from Confederate, is scheduled for a total production of 250 units. For the amount of money that I am paying for a Confederate, I would expect a bit more exclusivity... all of a sudden that $36,000 Bimota Tesi 3D (probably only around 50 units worldwide) is looking to be quite a bargain! Then again, I AM biased...
In any case, the seller is himself a collector/dealer and, from what I can tell from the photos, has a pretty darn cool collection of cars as well! Love that black Countach and the F40! Well, if the Confederate Hellcat is not your cup of tea, how about picking up one of them Lambos or Ferraris?