A bike is not just a mode of transportation, for many people it is their passion. There are many people who have their own collection of two-wheelers. But these bikes are not made for people like us. They worth millions and are only affordable for the rich. From their looks to their features, they can truly make you stand up in the crowd. These are the top ten most expensive bikes.
- Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter: $11 million
Neiman Marcus was known for its retail stores more until they surprised everyone with the luxury motorcycle the Limited Edition Fighter. At the time of its released, it had a price tag around $110,000. Later it was auctioned for $11 million. The unique clockwork design was a big hit among bike enthusiasts. Only 45 of these luxury motorcycles were made in the limited edition. This two-wheeler can reach up to 190 miles per hour of speed. The limited Edition Fighter gets its power from a 120ci 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin engine complemented by titanium, aluminum, and carbon fiber body parts. Despite having all these features this bike is completely street-legal.
2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine: $7 Million
The British racing motorcycle, AJS 500 cc Porcupine was built by Associated Motor Cycles which debuted in 1945. One of the only four porcupine bikes, the Porcupine Racing Motorcycle was sold nearly at $750,000. Powered by a 550 cc four-speed engine with supercharger, this bike was a part of the National Motorcycle Museum in Coventry for twenty years.
3. Ecosse ES1 Spirit: $3.6 million
This is no typical two-wheeler. At first, the bike doesn’t have a chassis framework. The Swingarm and rear suspension are attached to the gearbox and the front suspension to the engine. After eliminating the extra pounds associated with transmitting front-wheel forces up a slender fork through a steering-head then back down to the rest of the machine, it weighs around 265 pounds. It is powered by an inline-Four engine. The riders sitting position allows his knees to be close to the body for greater ergonomics and control. It has a unique front and back carbon fiber suspension. This one is truly one of a kind.
4. Hildebrand & Wolfmuller: $3.5 million
Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand were steam-engine engineers who later teamed up with Alois Wolfmüller. In 1894, they produced their internal combustion Motorrad in Munich. If you want to buy the Hildebrand & Wolfmüller, world’s first production motorcycle, it will cost you some $3.5 million. This one is surely for the ones who love to collect luxurious two-wheelers, since its neither clutch nor a pedal.
5. BMS Nehmesis: $3 million
The BMS Nemesis will cost you $3 million. And here is why the yellow glitter on the bike is actually 24-karat gold. It has an air-ride system with the single-sided swingarm rear suspension. It can lift the motorcycle 10 inches or lower it right onto the ground. There’s no side stand on the bike as it softly lands on its frame rails at parking. It will surely earn you some looks from the streets.
6. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship: $1.5 million
The Cosmic Starship is a Harley Davidson V Rod which was sold at $1 million, after a lot of broadcasting all over the world. It was Painted by the controversial rebel Artist Jack Armstrong. Armstrong used his rare style of art, Acrylic Paint and 37 Layers of clear coat. He completed the project in 6 months. It was once the most expensive bike in the world. As the makers’ claims, it has been sold at $3.5 million and is now up for sale at $12 million. And if it does get sold for $12 million, this piece of art will again retain its position at the top.
7. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike: $550,000
The Dodge Tomahawk attracted a lot of attention from the press and other industries, soon after its release in 2003. It has the 500-horsepower (370 kW), 8.3-litre (510 cu in) V10 SRT10 engine from the Dodge Viper. This beast has two front wheels and two rear wheels. They are sprung independently and theoretically allow it to lean into corners and countersteer like a motorcycle. Dodge, basing it on horsepower and gearing calculations, claimed of a hypothetical top speed of 300 to 420 miles per hour (480 to 680 km/h). No road tests were published of this non–street legal concept vehicle.
8. Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series: $300,000
The company Ecosse Moto Works is well known for its exquisite and exclusive motorcycles. Its Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series stands with a price tag of $300,000. It runs on a 2,409cc billet aluminum engine transmitting 228PS of power to the rear wheel. To keep the weight low, carbon fiber has been used on the bike. Posh Italian leather virtuoso Berluti has been used to create the saddle. It has a ceramic media shot-peened finish on its grade-9 titanium exhaust pipes. This exclusive bike had only 13 units made.
9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16: $232,500
The D16RR NCR M16 by Ducati sends 200-plus Horsepower to the tarmac. The M16 weighs at 145 kg with lots of carbon fiber being used in load-bearing parts such as the frame, the swingarm, and wheels. Even the fuel tank, fairing, tail, and fenders include carbon too. The mechanical parts are built with either titanium, right down to the bolts, or avionic-grade aluminum.
10. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept: $225,000
This extraordinary bike by Ducati is designed by the Italian designer Aldo Drudi. With its unique full-race exhaust system and titanium parts from its trellis Ducati, this one has a price tag of $225,000. The bike runs on full race Ducati Testastretta engine and weighs around 297 pounds. This one will truly make you stand out in the crowd.