Top 10 Expensive Bikes in the World
Bikes have been there since 1885. We have seen changes in bikes as well as in their price over time. But have you ever wondered how much it cost for the world’s most expensive bikes? Some of you may know it but for others, it is a wild guess. In 2021, a lot has changed the pandemic. Before 2021, Medusa owned the title of the most expensive bike. It was worth over 1 million dollars. Medusa is basically a 125hp V-Twin engine bike consisting of a six-speed gearbox that powers a 700-pound chopper. This means that the Medusa frame alone is worth over a million dollars, making it the most expensive bike in the world. Now the new lowest entry at number 10 is almost $ 130,000 more than its predecessor, while the $ 1 million price tag of the previous number one, Medusa, now appears to be “wretched”. The Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter cuts the bar at the fantastic $ 11 million bar.
What makes this doubly surprising is that the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter started life at $ 110,000 before its ultra-unique design captured the imaginations of many and, as a result, skyrocketed its price tag in the market. Despite this increase in the price of bikes what really hasn’t changed is the love for the two-wheeler machine over the course of time. The machine still captures the heart of many men and sometimes may lead to divorce due to the love and attention the bike gets.
So let’s start the engine and roll over to the most expensive bikes in the world ever built.
10. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera (Price: $225,000)
The aggressive Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera starts from the top ten. This bike cost $225,000. It is because it is lightweight that is a 135 kg motorcycle with a limited-edition tag on it. It features a 185 hp engine which is designed by legendary designer Aldo Drudi. Compared to some of the bikes on our list, it is not that powerful as well as fast. However, if you’re looking for a bike to add to your collection you don’t have to hesitate.
9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 (Price: $235,000)
NCR starts with a price of $ 72,500 Desmosedici D16RR. The updated version of NCR is lighter and more powerful. The result is the NCR Millona 16 road missile at $ 232,500. Where is the money going you may have a question in your mind? The money is going on the Carbon fiber all over the M16. It includes load-bearing parts like the frame, swingarm, and wheels. The tank and tail are also made up of carbon. The mechanical parts are in titanium, up to the bolts, or in avionics aluminum.
An original 989cc Ducati V-four engine sends around 175 horsepower to the rear wheel, but NCR has fine-tuned the M16 to send over 200 horsepower to the tarmac. The latest generation MotoGP suspension helps reduce horsepower, and the M16 also uses racing electronics with traction control, data logging, and user-selectable maps. Without gasoline, the M16 would weigh 319 lbs (145 kg), which is lighter than the regulatory minimum of 330 lbs for a four-cylinder MotoGP.
8. Ecosse Founder’s Edition Ti XX (Price: $300,000)
The Scotland Founder’s Edition Ti XX has a titanium frame and exhaust. The price of this bike is $300,000. The bike is powered by a 2,409cc billet aluminum engine which delivers 228 horsepower. Carbon fiber has been used extensively on the bike to reduce weight. The saddle was handcrafted by the elegant Italian leather virtuoso Berluti. The grade 9 titanium tailpipes have a shot-peened ceramic finish.
7. Legendary British Vintage Black (Price: $400,000)
The Legendary British Vintage Black is a classic-style motorcycle released in 1948. It only had a limited production of 33 bikes. This is why it helps to justify its whopping price. It was produced in the UK and offers a performance of 250cc. At the time, it was considered the fastest production bike in the world!
6. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike (Price: $550,000)
If you think the Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike looks suspiciously like a crushed 4-wheel Dodge on both sides, you won’t be alone. This Tomahawk V10 Superbike is a strange beast not just because it uses a four-stroke Dodge Viper V10 engine that could easily pull any frame with more than two wheels attached to make you feel like being dragged by a fleet of 500 supercharged ponies waiting to storm the Bastille.
It was introduced in 2003 and was operational and road-ready, but it was not fully road-tested. At a minimum, this Tomahawk is capable of reaching 60 mph (96.5 km / h) in about 2.5 seconds with a theoretical top speed of 400 mph which gives this bike the throne of the top fastest bike in the world. In practice, it’s hard to imagine anyone who wants to prove it. Evel Knievel probably, but he retired a long time ago when the Tomahawk was released and is now dead. You may have serious doubts about this superb motorcycle, but surely many enthusiasts are more than eager to accompany this monster to their garage. This Tomahawk which is custom-built, and milled from aluminum blocks is sure to grab attention anywhere.
5. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship (Price: $1.5 million)
Whoever held first place in most of the top ten of the most expensive big bikes is now only good for sixth place. However, he claims it was sold for $ 3.5 million and is now on sale for $ 12 million. Should he regain the crown he once had, or not, as we don’t imagine the rest of the rumors here would stay with static prices even for days to come. Many people already consider most big bikes to be a work of art in their own right, so making them a true work of art is the obvious next step.
To the right? Harley Davidson seems to think so, and in their Cosmic Spacecraft they teamed up with famed Cosmic Rebel existentialist artist Jack Armstrong to apply yellow and red paint to a Harley Vrod and initially sold it for a fixed price of $ 1million dollars broadcast worldwide. If you’ve purchased a cosmic spaceship, however, you should think twice before scrolling such valuable treasure all over the place. What to do? it could strip the painted parts and secure them in a safe and replace them with normal parts, but it is not a wise move. Art and machine came out together and were valued with this combined consideration.
Your next best bet is to shell out an additional $ 16,000 and purchase a Vrod that came without this artistic painting on it. This brings us to another reality: this work is worth $ 984,000. But when you consider that some of Armstrong’s works cost $ 3 million, there’s really no reason to hesitate about the added price.
4. The Yamaha BMS Chopper (Price: $3 million)
Look here! What a magnificent piece of mechanical art! This beast is by no means intended for the streets, however, it is a collector’s item that must be admired and appreciated for its aesthetics. It has a 1,700cc engine but what makes the Yamaha BMS is, that it is almost completely coated with 24k gold and has a red velvet padded seat.
3. Hildebrand & Wolfmuller (Price: $3.5 million) and Ecosse ES1 Spirit (Price: $3.6 Million)
Hildebrand & Wolfmuller History is expensive, and at $ 3.5 million your purchase would take you 124 years ago, to 1894, when that first production motorcycle hit the scene. Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand were steam-engine engineers before collaborating with Alois Wolfmüller to produce their Motorrad internal combustion engine in Munich in 1894.
This momentous event began to stun couriers in the flesh, reinventing itself as an emblem of refined nobility, while the special race of men simply moved and transferred their affections to the two-wheeled, oil-swelling horses that filled the streets. If you can get your hands on it and you literally want to take a leap into history by testing its performance on the road, better watch it a bit out of curiosity: without a clutch or pedal, get ready to run and jump with this ancient. . On the other hand, your family, financial advisor, or friends would likely drag you around and ride a bike as safe as you are to jeopardize a substantial investment.
Ecosse ES1 Spirit
The Scotland Spirit is a limited edition titanium motorcycle and the third most expensive motorcycle in the world. Don’t be fooled by its looks, as this bike is powerful enough to satisfy even the most experienced rider, reaching speeds of 370 kilometers. So, if you do decide to buy one, you need to take a two-week course at HQ Scotland first, before you go for a ride.
And why not. It is not a two-wheeled car as it is traditionally defined: firstly, there is no actual chassis structure. The swingarm and rear suspension attach to the gearbox and the front suspension to the engine. The vaunted 265-pound weight grain comes from eliminating the extra pounds associated with transmitting forces from the front wheel onto a thin fork through a steerer tube and then out to the rest of the car. The front suspension is made up of double arms, projecting towards the front, the tops of which define a steering axis and carry an upright from which the front wheel pivot protrudes.
The lower arm is, in fact, a one-sided swingarm. To avoid the messed-up steering feel of previously articulated fronts, the handlebars are located on the upward-projecting steering axis. This makes their movements so defined that the resulting feel will be like that of the familiar direct-steer telescopic fork. A custom built-in transverse inline-four engine, the driver sits in a position that allows the knees to be close to the body for improved ergonomics and control, unique carbon fiber front and rear suspension, and mounted handlebars on the front fork for superior front tire control. allow the ES1 Spirit to behave like a real F1 car as imagined by its two British and American engineers.
2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine (Price: $7 Million)
The 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine secures the second position due to a whopping cost of $ 7 million. Only 4 porcupines were made in 1949. Les Grahams won the world championship, so it’s easy to see where the prize came from. It consists of a DOHC 500cc aluminum alloy open-frame twin-cylinder engine with horizontal cylinders and heads that give the Porcupine a low center of gravity. It uses what is called “Jampot” shocks and telehydraulic racing forks. The design and manufacturing decisions made by AJS first by the original owners and then by subsequent owners are seen as a virtual and real source of ideas on what to do for any aspiring cycling professional.
1. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter (Price: $11 Million)
The bike which is crowned as the most expensive motorcycle in the world is the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, which costs $ 11 million. Neiman Marcus is an American chain of luxury department stores, so when he decided to put a motorcycle up for auction it received a lot of press and the price skyrocketed. As a result, the bike began at auction for $ 110,000 but eventually sold for $ 11 million. The mechanism’s unique design, however, seems to have taken care of all of this.
The eye-catching bike frame, carved from a single piece of metal, was a huge hit with enthusiasts. As it turns out, Apple used the same approach back then for its new laptop case as well. Many design experts agree: this is styling at its best, where the utility of the vehicle is designed rather than hidden away. When reviewers first saw the bike, they were simply blown away by its evolving style. Neiman rightly jumped on his immediate trance reaction and proposed this line: “It’s an evolution of the machine, which goes straight back to its fundamentals as it is reinvented and redesigned for optimal performance.
How limited is it? At present, only 45 copies of this fighter have been released. Despite having the cost of $ 11 million price tag and obnoxious appearance, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is completely legal, cruising the road at a top speed of 190 mph in titanium, aluminum, and carbon fiber.