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Top 10 Most Expensive Motorbikes in the World

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

This article is dedicated to the bike lovers. The people who, when given thousands of dollars to spend and a choice between a car with a hundred impressive features and a great bike, will still choose the bike. Motorbikes have their unique charm; the handling, the maneuvering, the challenge, the air coursing through your hair-an un-paralleled experience. This typically two wheeled vehicle is considered as one of the most affordable vehicles available in the developing countries. This mode of transport is so common in India that in 2002, it was home to the largest number of bikes in the World (37 million) and in 2012; about 1 in 25 Indians rode a bike. However, the feature of ultimate bike experience raises the price tags of these bikes, pushing them from the category of affordable to the category of luxury. When the love for bikes meets the desire for speed, customization, and adrenaline rush, a list of top 10 most expensive bikes is generated. The price of each motorbike is mentioned under their names.

10. Hubless Harley Davidson

Price: $155,000

Hubless Harley Davidson

The Hubless Harley Davidson is created by the Howards Killer Customs. It took 4000 hours to complete this project. This bike has a 1969 Harley Davidson – Pan Shovel 80ci engine with a top speed of 100 mph. This sleek bike has a weight of about 700 pounds. Whether the future of bikes lies with the hubless wheels or not, only time will tell. But with a price tag of about $155,000, this customized Hubless Harley Davidson bike ranks 10th in our list of the most expensive motorbikes in the world by 2013.

9. MTT Turbine Streetfighter

Price: $175,000

MTT Turbine Streetfighter

After creating MTT Y2K Superbike, the record holder as the ‘most powerful production bike in the World’, MTT has produced an even more powerful bike: the Turbine Street-fighter. This exquisite bike is powered by a 320 Hp Rolls Royce-Alison turbine with a 420 horsepower, 2000 rpm torque, and a top speed of 400 km/h. With carbon-fiber fairing and an aluminum frame, the MTT Turbine Street-fighter is bound to give you an ultimate road experience at the cost of $175,000. Hence, it is not only one of the fastest bikes but also ranks 9th most expensive motorbike in the world.

8. Icon Sheene

Price: $160,000

Icon Sheene

This bike is a one of its kind tribute to an icon of the motorbike World: Barry Sheene. He died in 2003 at the age of 52 so only 52 of these bikes will be made. Each bike is not only hand-built but also tailored according to the required specifications of the customers. It is the World’s first ultra-bike with a Suzuki 1400cc engine and a Garrett turbocharger. Each of these beauties will be hand-painted with a unique playing card by the same artist who used to paint Sheene’s helmets. With a price tag of $160,000 Icon Sheene ranks 8th in our list.

7. Macchia Nera Concept Bike

Price: $201,000

Macchia Nera Concept Bike

This bike is built around the concept of ‘simply beautiful and beautifully simple’ by the Italian designers; it is built to be high-tech, yet aesthetically pleasing. The use of light metals (such as aluminum) in the development of this track bike has given it a very light weight. It has a Ducati 998 RS engine. It is no longer in retail production which has further increased its cost so if you have around $201,000, you can still own this 7th most expensive motorbike in the world.

6. Ecosse FE Ti XX-Titanium Series

Price: $300,000

Ecosse FE Ti XX-Titanium Series

Created by one of the World’s well-known luxury motorbike manufacturers, the Ecosse Moto Works, this bike will definitely add glamor to the collection of a die-hard bike lover’s garage. It is powered by a 2.4 L (2409 cc) billet aluminum engine, giving it an impressive horsepower of 225 bhp. Its other features include Grade 9 titanium pipes with ceramic shot-peened finish, hydraulic clutch, and exposed carbon belt drive. With only 13 units of production, this luxurious bike ranks as the 6th most expensive bike.

5. Legendary British Vintage Black

Price: $400,000

Legendary British Vintage Black

Several decades old, this legendary bike certainly has a unique look. A touch of antiquity enhances the grace of the legendary British Vintage Black. It is armed with two cylindrical engines, capable of producing 250cc power. It might not be the fastest bike, but it certainly is a classic addition to one’s collection. It can be bought with a price of $400,000.

4. Yamaha Road-star BMS (gold plated custom chopper)

Price: $500,000

Yamaha Road-star BMS

This piece of art is all covered in the precious yellow metal. Not only that, it also has a red velvet seat. This two-wheeled beauty was exhibited at an International Motorcycle show in Seattle. Custom made bikes are usually expensive but when their parts are gold plated, the cost shoots up like a rocket. So with a price tag of an estimated $500,000 this custom chopper is the 4th most expensive bike in this list.

3. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike

Price: $555,000

Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike

This extraordinary bike, introduced at the North American International Auto-show (2003), has four wheels which work independently. Its manufacturer, Dodge, has claimed this bike to have a top speed of an unbelievable 420 mph, however, this claim has not been proved in practice. It has a (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine and a 500 hp. It weighs 1500 lb. This fast and expensive bike is only for the most daring of you out there. It has a hefty price tag of 555,000,

2. Ultra rare Porcupine

Price: $750,000

Ultra rare Porcupine

The antique lovers should brace themselves because here comes the Ultra rare Porcupine. This 1954 AJS E95 motorbike is rare since only 4 units of this bike were produced. It was manufactured by the British during the Second World War. It has been honored to stay in the National Motorcycle Museum in Coventry for 20 years. In case you were wondering, its name comes from its very prominent spiked fins on the sloping cylinders. It has been sold for as much as $750,000 which makes it the second most expensive motorbike.

1. Jack Armstrong’s Million Dollar Harley

Price: $1000,000

Jack Armstrong’s Million Dollar Harley

In 2010, the artist Jack Armstrong’s million dollar Cosmic Starship Harley Davidson was unveiled. It is the only million dollar Harley in the World. It has a 1250cc V-rod engine. Most importantly, it features Armstrong’s well-known painting style called ‘Cosmic Extensionalism’-a combination of extreme colors and textures and when you look from various angles, it feels like words are appearing magically. Hence, wearing a price tag of a million dollars, this unique bike ranks as the world’s most expensive motorbike.

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