Everyone, meet The Combat Wraith.
I’m not usually this excited when it comes to ultra-limited edition motorcycles. Sure, the exclusivity and raw power might tickle your fancy, but you have to be on an A-list to even take a peek at the thing – not to mention your pockets have to be lined with Midas’s own wallet to take a shot at owning one. But Combat Motors has always managed to deliver on cutting-edge design and general, all-around, jaw-dropping gorgeousness – and I’ll be darned if I don’t love them a little more for it.
According to a report from MoneyControl, This beautiful beastie was released within the past 24 hours, expanding a very exclusive Combat Motors showroom and raising some eyebrows in the process. Only 21 units of the Combat Wraith will be sold, each costing $155,000, with an additional $100,000 deposit by wire to reserve a model in the current stages of production. For those who couldn’t get their hands on the Confederate Wraith, now’s your chance.
By the looks of the photos, you get what you pay for.
The bike is built entirely from solid billet blocks of military-grade, lightweight, fatigue-resistant aluminum. Then we get to the suspension: a unique girder double-wishbone front, with an, offset cantilever rear mono-shock. Chassis: Machined aluminum monocoque, with the massive (dare I say iconic) 7-inch curved Wraith backbone containing a neat 4.5 US gallons of fuel load. As if all that wasn’t enough, the fuel tank, cam timing cover, throttle box, and fuel tank are all TRANSPARENT. Sexy.
And foot controls? Oh, You’ve got two and by two, I mean two sets – one set further forward for a cruising posture, and a set tucked further back to transition to a more aggressive posture. Utter genius.
The whole kit and kaboodle sits on a 2163cc X-Wedge, 56-degree, air-cooled V-twin engine that can toss out a smooth 195Nm of torque and 110.5Ps of maximum power on tires blessed with carbon fiber elements. A good yoink and hold on the throttle, and you’re a guaranteed troublemaker at speeds surpassing 160mph. I don’t know if it’s even necessary to try counting ponies at this rate, but the specs make me grin: 145bhp at 5100rpm, with 160 ft/lb at 2000rpm.
The most beautiful aspect of this bike is the uncompromising dream of its manufacturer. A quote from the website of Combat Motors:
“The creation of pure, unfiltered, honest, industrial, and mechanical design is our purpose and our promise. Each machine communicates directly with the man so fortunate to experience it. It is the embodiment of authenticity, integrity, and virtue. It serves up the road, the journey, with no fluff, no contrivance. In motion, from grip to peg to saddle, the accuracy, precision, and look-you-dead-and-unflinching-in-the-eye quality communicate the traveled road directly in a no-nonsense manner.”
With a drive to design, attention to detail, care for clientele, and penchant for the extreme, it’s no wonder that Combat Motors is so successful when it comes to quality and exclusivity.