CONFEDERATE MOTORCYCLES CHANGES NAME
TO COMBAT MOTORS
By Simon Hancocks
The American motorcycle maker, and the creator of bikes like the Combat Fighter and Hell Cat, has changed its name from Confederate Motorcycles to Combat Motors.
The company, an off-shoot of Curtiss Motorcycles, has been known as Confederate for some years now, with Curtiss Motorcycles focusing solely on electric bikes, and Confederate looking after the petrol-powered machines.
Explaining the name change in a statement, they explain that the new name “better exemplifies the spirit and values of our company, our manufacturing partners and our clients.” As it stands, the brand will still produce the same range of bikes, the F-117 Combat Fighter, P-51 Combat Fighter, FA-13 Combat Bomber and the Combat Wraith. With each continuing to be built to the same design that sees the frame carved from a single billet of aerospace-grade aluminum.
Ernest Lee, CEO, and curator of the brand also said: “Ernest has made a ritual of consulting with clients and those previously involved with the company while deciding on the appropriate path for the brand. The brand is bigger than any one of us. It lives on in the clients that have owned our bikes and in the people who have been involved with the company since its inception in 1991. As long as we have motorcycles on the road, our brand will live through their owners,” he concluded.
The newly named Combat Motors have built some of the most extreme motorcycles ever from an American manufacturer. Its bikes are loud, eye-catching and expensive, with Tom Cruise and David Beckham being just two members of the LA A-list who have owned their wild custom-built machines.