Somebody once described a motorcycle as “two wheels, an engine and a little bit of chrome”; nothing embodies that quote quite as well as the new, limited edition Confederate P120 Black Flag. Based on their production P120 Fighter motorcycle, the Black Flag will be built in a limited run, so get your order in early.
Power comes from the same S&S 120 cubic inch v-twin as the P120, which cranks out 160 horsepower and 135 foot pounds of torque. Confederate motorcycles aren’t known for their conservative styling or quiet exhaust, so you can pretty much guarantee that the Black Flag will set off car alarms for a two or three block radius. You may meet the nicest people on a Honda (their old ad slogan), but that’s not the demographic Confederate is going for.
I’ve always been a big fan of their bikes, but the P120 is too minimalist even for me. I’d love to park a Hellcat in my garage (not as an only bike, of course), and I’m glad to see that things are looking up for Confederate Motorcycles. After a string of bad luck that started with Hurricane Katrina, Confederate has moved back to their Louisiana roots and entered into a long term engine deal with S&S. There still too pricey for my meager bank account, but I’m just one winning lottery ticket away from adding one to my stable.