Confederate will turn toward electric, rename the company: report

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BIRMINGHAM, AL – Confederate Motorcycles’ limited edition FA-13 Combat Bomber (see image), of which only 13 have been made, may be the last “combustion engine hurrah” for this bike manufacturer. According to its president, the company’s going electric.

In an article published Aug. 18 in the Los Angeles Times, Confederate President Matt Chambers said the company is partnering with Zero Motorcycles on a new cruiser. “It will be driven by twin Zero electric motors and will produce the equivalent of 175 hp and 290 [ft. lbs.] of torque,” reported Charles Fleming.

Chambers told the Times that the company’s name will be changing to Curtiss Motorcycle Co., something that had been hinted at over the last several months by Confederate on its website and in social media channels.

“Chambers said the Birmingham factory has sold 1,300 motorcycles in its history. Confederate has nine complete motorcycles left in stock, and will make 13 more of the just-debuted Bomber model before moving on the new electric machines,” the article stated.

Confederate Motorcycles is traded on the OTC Market under the symbol, CFED.