Combat Motors Unveils Limited–Production, Next-Gen Wraith
BIRMINGHAM, AL, UNITED STATES, April 12, 2021 -- Combat Motors, American ingenuity meets uncompromising performance and detail.
Like the original Wraith which we debuted in 2008, pushing the limits of American motorcycle manufacturing technology was the only place to start for such an example of raw art-in-motion. Inspired by the purist’s desire to not only stand-out but to be liberated to forge one’s own path in a world full of followers.
This second-generation Combat Wraith rides on the tried & true CX4 architecture with a brute force, 2.2 Liter big-block V-twin by S&S Cycle. The engine is an integral part of the bike’s construction acting as a stressed member, unifying and transferring as much unadulterated power to the ground as possible through the BST carbon fiber wheels to the Pirelli tread.
The iconically shaped structural fuel tank is CNC 5-Axis machined from aerospace-grade aluminum. Utilizing this style of machining allowed Combat to increase the bike’s fuel capacity to 4.5 gallons and grant the future owners of this bike the longest ride possible between refueling.
Combat’s head of design, Andrew Reuther, reinstated the monocoque structure that he originally developed for the P-51 Combat Fighter, while increasing airflow and efficiency through the redesigned structural air-box. Visibility of the twin-plate throttle-body is still made possible through a restyled oval glass just ahead of the fuel cap making it a crowning detail to the reimagined design of the original Wraith. This, along with the widely recognized visible cam timing cover and fuel tank windows, give the owner and any fortunate spectator full view of as many of the internal workings of this motorcycle.
Combat Motors, continuing in the spirit of its former nomenclature, offers yet another industry first to the market: each new Wraith will be meticulously constructed in full view of its future owner via a live, high-definition live streaming video. Once the primary components are staged and ready, each client is given the opportunity to watch the step-by-step process of their own Wraith being constructed. One motorcycle at a time, Combat’s experienced master builder, Jason Reddick, will hand-assemble each bike. Upon delivery, the time lapse video showcasing the birth of their bike becomes part of the delivery package, giving each individual an unparalleled experience.
The girder front suspension bears a nod to the past as well, the LED light blade carbon housing resembles the arched appearance of the original Wraith. Adding function to this iconic form, solid carbon fiber panels guide air directly into the triangular air intake portals. Thoughtful integration and styling elevate the original 5-axis machined aluminum girders from the P51 Fighter to the Wraith’s elegant carbon fiber detailing.
Twenty-five (25) Wraiths will be available. In addition to other options, each client will be given the option of either a raw machined aluminum or black anodized finish.
MSRP for the raw machined version will start at $155,000 USD and for the black anodized version, dubbed Knight Wraith, at $165,000 USD.
Prototype #1 of the new Knight Wraith will be produced for Ernest Lee, owner of Combat Motors, who is planning a cross-country trip on the bike following Interstate 10 from Jacksonville, Florida to Malibu, California. Current owners will be invited to ride the entire length or individual legs of the trip with Ernest as he brings the next generation Wraith west for its official debut.
Engine: 132 cubic inch (2,163cc) S&S X-Wedge 56-degree air cooled V-twin (also available with a 117 cubic inch engine)
Power: 145 bhp at 5,100 rpm
Torque: 160 ft-lb at 2,000 rpm
Chassis: Machined aluminum monocoque, massive 7 in. curved Wraith backbone containing fuel load
Foot Controls: Proprietary Combination Rear and Forward
Top Speed: Over 160mph
Suspension: Double wishbone, monoshock front suspension, cantilever monoshock rear suspension, fully adjustable
Dimensions: 62.5 in. wheelbase, 29.5 in. seat height, 560 lb (wet)
Wheels: 19 in. carbon front wheel, 17 in. carbon disc rear wheel
Tires: 120/70ZR19 front, 240/45ZR17 rear
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 US gallons
About Combat Motorcycles:
Continuing a 30-year tradition of designing and crafting America’s most iconic, heirloom quality motorcycles: Combat Motors aims to represent the motoring purist. Combat Motors currently manufactures the F-117 Fighter, P-51 Combat Fighter, the FA-13 Combat Bomber and the all new Combat Wraith. For more information, please visit www.combatmotors.com.
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