Top Ten Most Expensive Bikes in the World
Classy bikes and their high price
There is a certain freedom related to riding a bike – maybe owing to its very structure of being open, unlike the car or maybe owing to its ability to go much faster than any other vehicle commonly used on the road or maybe owing to its manly, sturdy appearance. While some need a bike for regular usage and hence a simple hardy one will do, others want something which they can show off as a sign of their achievement. Find below the list of the most expensive bikes in the world and see which one you can afford:
10. Icon Sheene – $172,000
In our list of most expensive motorcycles of the world, the Icon Sheene, named after Barry Sheene the world famous road racer. It has a 1400 cc engine and Garret turbocharger. Only 52 pieces were manufactured and each has a hand painted image of a playing card, thus all 52 will be different.
9. MTT Turbine Streetfighter – $175,000
With a 320 horse power Rolls Royce- Alison turbine, the Turbine Streetfighter by MTT goes up to a top speed of 249 mph. Ranking 9th in our list of most expensive motorbikes in the world, the Turbine Streetfighter has its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest production motorcycle.
8. Suzuki AEM Carbon Fibre Hayabusa – $160,000 to 200,000
Made together with AEM, this bike by Suzuki is very light weight owing to its structure being made of carbon fibre. It reaches a top speed of 186 mph. This bike has gained its rightful position in all the major listings of fast and luxurious as well as the most expensive bikes in the world.
7. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept – $225,000
Manufactured by Ducati Brand, this Superbike is very different from any custom made bike we have ever seen, this mean machine weighs 135 kgs and a has horse power of 185. Made of titanium and aluminium and carbon fibre, this bike, listed among the most expensive motorcycles in the world.
6. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $232,500
It has a 989 cc V-4 motor with 185 horse power and other attractive features like data recording and traction control. Weighing around 319 lbs, it is indeed one of the most costly motorcycle in the world manufactured by Ducati Brand.
5. Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX – $300,000
Ranking 5th in our list of the most expensive bikes in the world, this bike is owned by lucky ten people all over the world – and that’s it. It has a 225 horse power and comes with a matching time piece. It is indeed mentionable in the expensive limited edition bikes prices.
4. Yamaha Roadstar BMS Chopper – $500,000
Plated in gold, this beauty is also one of the most popular bikes in the world, manufactured by Yamaha. An ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer, sculpted steel fenders, brushed-steel forks and laced wheels are among its most attractive features. It ranks 4th on our list of the most expensive bikes in the world.
3. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $555,000
A 500 horse power, V 10, 8.3 litre engine bike, it is also the fastest bike in the world. Instead of being a two wheeler, it has two wheels on the rear and the front to give it a better balance.
2. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1 million
Cosmic artist Jack Armstrong painted the Harley Davidson and it was unveiled in October 2010. His ‘cosmic extensionalism’ style of painting is what makes this bike worth a million! He thinks if Andy Warhol were alive, he would have loved Armstrong’s work. This is indeed the most expensive Harley Davidson bike in the world.
1. Ecosse ES1 Superbike – $3.6 million
The world’s most expensive bike price is equal to buying almost hundreds of regular bikes. Light and user friendly, has a IL4 engine and can achieve a top speed of 250 mph, manufactured by Ecosse Brand.
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