How far will you go to invest in a bicycle of your choice? Bicycle is surprisingly one of those things, which are available in both extremely affordable to extremely unaffordable and exorbitant prices, with the most expensive one in the world being tagged at a whopping $500,000. Take a look at some of the most beautiful and costliest bicycles in the world and please don’t be surprised at the prices which have been quoted for these as the prices are absolutely worth it.
Trek Butterfly Madone
Designed as a tribute to the champion cyclist Lance Armstrong for surviving cancer, the Trek Butterfly Madone has been decked all over with hundreds of real butterflies and despite its feminine look, the bicycle has gained tremendous popularity amongst bicycle lovers and racers. Today the bicycle comes affixed with stickers of butterflies instead of real butterflies. This mountain racing bicycle only has the deceiving looks of being sophisticated and fragile but its performance reality is far from its looks. It is a super performance bicycle and it is due to its being an impeccable combination of uniqueness and performance, the bicycle has been tagged at $500,000 as the costliest bicycle to have ever been designed.
Trek Yoshimoto Nara
Trek is a bicycle manufacturing company which is popular for its experimental initiatives and the Trek Yoshimoto Nara bicycle is the result of a similar project. For this project, Trek went in association with a famous punk designer – Yoshimoto Nara to design graphic elements for this bicycle. Yoshimoto Nara is a graphics artist who is known for his unique drawings wherein he likes to bring out negative facial expressions in kids and he did the same with this bicycle. Made of carbon fiber frame, this bicycle despite having a fancy look is actually ideal for extreme racing and it is due to this unique combination of style, statement and performance that the bicycle is the second most expensive one in the world, being tagged at $200,000.
Kaws – Trek Madone
Nothing too fancy and fashionable, this bicycle is the third most expensive one in the world not because of any designer elements in it but because of the fact that it belonged to the World Cycle Racing champion Lance Armstrong. Painted with classic black, white and yellow, this bicycle was a part of Lance’s daily training and the price of $160,000 that made it the third most expensive bicycle in the world, was actually raised at an auction, when it was auctioned at Sotheby’s for the cause of Global Fight Against Cancer.
Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike
Tagged at $114,000, this exclusive limited edition gold plated bicycle is available in just ten pieces all over the world. It was developed by Auramania and not only due to its being one of the most expensive bikes in the world but also because of its uniqueness and striking visual appearance. 600 brilliant Swarovski crystals studded all over all over the gold plated bicycle impart it a brilliant shine that is simply astounding.
Trek Madone 7- Diamond
Although you may not be able to recognize the true beauty of the bicycle by watching it from a distance but a closer look at it will definitely reveal some striking beauty. The Trek Madone 7- Diamond is the fifth most expensive bicycles in the world at $75000 due to the fact that it is the only one in the world which comes studded with 100 whit diamonds and 7 one-carat diamonds. It was developed and designed by Trek Bikes in collaboration with the artist Lenny Futura, Nike and the popular jeweler Alan Friedman.