Confederate P120 Fighter Crashes After Breaking Through Plate Glass Window on the ‘White Collar’ TV Show Set

07/13/2011 @ 12:23 pm, by Jensen Beeler16 COMMENTS

I suppose if you have a $77,500 motorcycle doing a stunt through a plate glass window, you’re willing to 1) see that motorcycle get some nicks and dings, and 2) rack up a sizable repair bill if something goes horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. Such was the case on the set for the TV show White Collar, where a Confederate P120 Fighter was involved in a stunt where it breaks through a large window, and jumps out into the city streets.

The outcome of the stunt is perhaps how you want to look at it. Judging from the footage that was used, it looks like the show’s producers got the shot they needed. And judging from someone’s camera phone footage, the stunt rider could have used another 20 feet or so of run-off, as he crashed into a fence on the other side of the street. Looks like the rider was ok, and the bike will ride another day, but the standing lamp rig will be collecting disability for a while. Video of the completed scene, and the behind-the-scenes footage after the jump.

Source: Confederate


  1. Greg says:

    Man that bike looks so good… Even when it’s crashing!

  2. PD says:

    It would appear that the thing is not the most flickable bike out there.

    The stuntman seemed to want to turn the thing, but it looks as though the bike had a much stronger preference for going straight.

  3. Dave says:

    Ummmm, use the front brake!!!!

  4. DeezToolz says:

    I’m with Dave. Total lack of front brake use. That’s why dirt bikers don’t make good street bike stunnas!

  5. Keith says:

    meh looks like buttjewelry for the “I like industrial” crowd. Bet the brakes SUCK , the ride is for crap….and it wont make it 75mi without a fuel stop and a chiropracter visit. I prefer a MOTORCYCLE to a piece of rolling performance art.

  6. Billy B.Tso says:

    hahahhaa….stomping the rear brake on a rolling slab of aluminium with a v-twin was a dumb thing to do….would have been safer using the bike designer’s ego to stop the bike…

  7. Daniel says:

    I’m with you, Keith… Doesn’t seem to be much function with that bike. I think their goal was to help rich men get laid! From a rider’s perspective, Confederate’s new Hellcat is quite compelling. The P120 Fighter is too much BLING. The Hellcat is much more subtle and tasteful. If they’d just fix the seat, I’d probably buy one!

  8. Richard Gozinya says:

    Daniel, the only problem with that theory is the lack of a pillion. Makes it really hard to get laid because of your motorcycle if you can’t even take a woman for a ride on it.

  9. Tom says:

    Smart product placement by Confederate.

  10. dantheautomator says:

    Dave, you nailed it. Problem is there’s no front brake on this bike (assuming they haven’t change the front brake since I rode one)

  11. 305ed says:

    @dantheautomator: Seriously? Did you even watch the video? I suppose the 13″ round silver disc mounted on the front wheel (0:35) doesnt quailfy as a brake… Guys just want to attack the things they can’t have, I suppose.

  12. chris says:


    Really? I guess you missed the meaning of ‘no front brake’ lol…

  13. Shawn says:

    I can see the craigslist ad now (at least in my area):

    one confederate p120 fighter, perfect condition, never laid down, RARE, $150000. firm. my loss your gain, got too many bikes, old lady says this one has to go,,,,, NO EMAILS. i hate spammers. bike dropped in garage when parked. 5551234567

  14. dantheautomator says:

    @ 305ed : “Guys just want to attack the things they can’t have, I suppose.”
    This is spot on. With your usual Joe ranting online.
    I test rode it (the Fighter), the same day I almost crashed the Wraith (which is better bike by the way, no doubt) dragging the tank on the ground and making it leak on the rear wheel.
    I know what I’m talking about.
    And even if I had that kid of money, it will never goes in motorcycle.

  15. Greatposton the television showthat we all loved watching. many thanks

  16. Doctor Jelly says:

    Oh, if you want to watch the episode it’s on Hulu right now (spoiler: Confederate bikes sound like inline 4 cylinders… Who knew?):