Driving away into the sunset on a sleek chopper, or a cruiser, is what most adrenaline junkie’s dreams are made up of. With their sleek ergonomics and powerful torques, the top end motorcycles of the world, sport price tags which can rival some of the best sports cars. The artistry, passion, usage of outrageously expensive materials, sleek lightweight frames, interesting patinas and high performance engines is what makes these hulking beasts so ludicrously expensive.
Top end motorcycles have evolved over the years. The current breed of high end motorcycles is sexy and functional all at once. The high speed and futuristic engineering of these motorcycles gives you an unrivaled biking experience. To get an idea of some of the most expensive motorcycles in the world, read on.
10 Expensive Motorcycles In The World
Harley Davidson (Cosmic Starship)- $ 1 million
If you have a cool million dollars to spare, then spend it on this spectacular bike. The Cosmic Starship Harley Davidson, which is a one of a kind superbike, was showcased for the very first time at the Bartels-Harley Davidson, in Marina Del Rey, California. What makes this bike so expensive is the fact that it was painted by the celebrated artist Jack Armstrong (a protege of the late artist Andy Warhol), who is well known for his distinctive style of paintings called the Cosmic Extensionalism.
The strong colors and textures rendered on this one of a kind Harley Davidson bike by Jack Armstrong makes it one of the costliest motorcycles of all times.
Ultra Rare Porcupine – $7, 50,000
The list of most expensive motorcycles in the world has been recently updated by the ultra rare porcupine. The 1954 AJS E95 which has 500 cc engines is one of the rarest and most exclusive motorcycles. This temperamental machine was built during the World War II period by Asia British Manufacturing Company. Its extreme rarity is what probably fetched the porcupine motorcycle a whopping 7, 50,000 dollars at a recent auction in California.
Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX – $ 3, 00,000
This super reliable work horse from the stables of the famous Ecosse Moto Works is one of the most expensive motorcycles in the world today. The Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX is priced at 3 lakh dollars. In fact, this is one of the most expensive production motorcycles in the world today.
The limited edition Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX with its 2,409 cc billet engine has an exclusive never before seen design. The grade-9 titanium finish and saddles which are crafted from high end leather add to its overall appeal. But what makes this bike truly expensive, is the fact that only 13 units have been produced so far.
NCR M16 – $ 2, 32, 000
This motorcycle is as exotic and as extreme as it gets in super bikes. This bike which has a dry weight of 145 kg (319 lbs) has a 175 horsepower fired by a 989 cc V four Ducati motor. This bike is constructed with a combination of aluminum, carbon and titanium elements. The extensive usage of carbon fiber on this road missile is what sends the price tag skyrocketing. This super bike also features user adjustable traction control, a telemetry system and full data acquisition.
The NCR Macchia Nera – $2, 25,000
The Macchia Nera or black spot in Italian, is a lightweight yet powerful motorcycle recognized for its unique craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. This custom bike which is priced at $ 2, 25,000 has a Ducati 998 R testastretta engine. The gorgeous titanium artistry by Poggipolini and sleek carbon fiber tank makes this uber expensive motorcycle truly eye-catching. Set the road on fire with this 135 kg, 185 HP cruiser.
Icon Sheene – $ 1, 72,000
This bike was built as a homage to the legendary British racer Barry Sheene. The Icon Sheene is a limited edition motorcycle. Only 52 bikes were built and this is one of the reasons for the high price of the Icon Sheene motorcycle. This bike features custom aluminum frames and carbon fiber body panels.
Each Icon Sheene motorcycle features a single hand painted image of a bikini clad girl sporting a playing card. The 52 Icon Sheene bikes correspond to the 52 cards in a playing pack. At $1, 72,000 this bike has found a place in the most expensive motorcycles in the world.
Hubless Harley Davidson – $1, 55,000
This masterpiece will set you back by $1, 55,000. This motorbike which is a visual treat comes with some cool features including improved braking, reduced structural stress and vibration as well as decreased un-sprung weight. Designed by Howard Killer Customs, this behemoth also sports a 21 inch front wheel. Despite its ungainly weight of 700 lbs, the Hub less Harley Davidson can reach top cruising speeds of 100 mph.
Confederate B120 Wraith – $ 1, 30,000
There is probably nothing you can dislike about the wraith other than its zany price tag. Every biker has fantasized about the wraith at some point or the other. From the wraiths unique geometry, to its generous throttle, aggressive clutch, brembo brakes and remarkable acceleration this motorcycle is truly a machine for those who dare to dream. The Confederate B 120 Wraith takes you back to the glorious biking era of the 1930’s.
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $ 1, 10,000
This motorcycle is every sci-fi fanatics dream come true. Costing a cool $1, 10,000 the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, combines cool, crisp deign with raw power. Its aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium chassis makes it appear startling and sexy all at once. But the good looks of this motorcycle are backed by an integrated braking system and a top speed of 190 mph. The custom Neiman Marcus Limited edition design features, further add to this motorcycles allure.
Vyrus 987 C3 4V V – $ 1, 03,769
The Vyrus 987 C3 V V was designed by Ascanio Rodrigo. This lightweight motorcycle (154 kgs) is one of the best in the power to weight hybrid super bike category. The first Vyrus 987 was manufactured in a tiny workshop in San Marino border area. However, this bike became extremely popular in a very short span of time and it even went on to bag the title of world’s most powerful motorcycle.
This bike with its 1198 cc V twin engine is specially designed for speed fiends. An added advantage of this motorcycle is that everything on it is fully adjustable. This bike is priced at slightly over one lakh US dollars.