"The core idea is Honesty," he says. "That is, the structure becomes an embodiment of the idea. This is a naked bike, heart on its sleeve, with a skeletal, elemental ethos that is in all our bikes. Everything is what it is."If nothing else, the freedom this thinking represents is a rare opportunity for a motorcycle designer. In the mass-production, corporate environment of major manufacturing, the concerns faced by a designer are heavily influenced by many non-artful factors, and decisions can be influenced by—no lie—a half-cent difference in parts cost. Confederate is certainly trying to operate as a business, but the boundaries are far wider because of the low production and, especially, the Wraith's $92,500 MSRP. For that kind of money, it has to stand out!