In the Indian market, there is a growing segment that invests in beasts to hone or relive men’s passion for biking. People have a lot of fun gazing fervently over some of the dream machines. So, we have compiled this exclusive list of the most expensive bikes s in the world that will empty your wallets and fill them with unlimited thrill. Let’s take a look at the top list of most expensive bikes on the market today.
Read on about the Most Expensive Bikes in the World
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition- $11 Million
There’s a reason why Neiman Marcus isn’t known as a superbike manufacturer – it’s a department store, not a superbike manufacturer. When the company first announced the Limited Edition fighter for auction, it began at $110,000, which, while not insignificant, is nowhere near what it would eventually sell for. With Neiman Marcus selling the bike as the evolution of the machine combined with its resemblance to clockwork, innovative design ultimately resulted in the bike being purchased at $11 million, which makes it the most expensive bike so far and hence obviously the number one on our list! This bike is currently owned by Toronto based Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ares Management based in Los Angles.
1949 E90 AJS Porcupine- $7 Million
Given that it was built in 1949, this bike is well worth studying for any bike designer. The bike adheres to modern design principles and is frequently regarded as one of the most innovatively designed bikes. With only four units ever produced, it’s easy to see why the price is so high. And the fact that Les Graham won the world championship on the AJS Porcupine in 1949 seals the deal. It is owned and raced by one and only Ted Frend.
Ecosse Spirit- $3.6 Million
The Ecosse Spirit is the second most expensive bike in the world. It may appear innocuous at first glance, but with a top speed of 370 kilometers, it has more than enough power to satisfy any racer. American and British engineers created the unusual-looking bike based on the design of Formula One cars. The Ecosse Spirit, like the other bikes on the list, is built on exclusivity, with only ten of these ever built in the titanium series, each costing at least $3.6 million. Ecosse requires a two-week class at their headquarters before you can ride, implying that this beast is not for the faint of heart.
The Yamaha BMS Chopper- $3 Million
The Ecosse Spirit bike is the world’s second most expensive. At first glance, it appears innocuous, but with a top speed of 370 kilometres, it has more than enough power to satisfy any racer. The unusual-looking bike was designed by American and British engineers based on Formula One car designs. The Ecosse Spirit, like the other bikes on the list, is built for exclusivity, with only ten in the titanium series ever built, each costing at least $3.6 million. Before you can ride this beast, Ecosse requires a two-week class at their headquarters, implying that it is not for the faint of heart. The bike is owned by Sam Nehme, first and the only man to enter a metric cruiser.
Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship- $1.5 Million
Harley-Davidson is the only American company on the list with a bike that costs more than $1 million. The price you’d pay (if you could) would not be for the power, as the bike has no horsepower or torque to speak of. The Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship, on the other hand, is a complete work of art that Jack Armstrong hand-painted. The price of 1.5 million dollars may appear excessive until you consider that most of Jack Armstrong’s paintings sell for up to $3 million dollars. This bike is currently owned by a Moran family of California.
Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike- $550,000
The Dodge Tomahawk V10, one of the most expensive bikes in the world, appears to be something out of a high-budget sci-fi film at first glance. The chrome futuristic beast weighs well over 680 kilograms and still manages to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 482 kilometers per hour. The bike, on the other hand, is a concept automobile, which means that riding it on public roads is illegal.
Legendary Vintage British Black-$400,000
The legendary British Vintage Black has the original name Vincent-HRD. When it was first released in 1948, it was faster than the Jaguar Sports Car.Just only 33 of these bikes were made. The musician Richard Thompson was inspired by this bike when he wrote the song “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” which he recorded for his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh.
Ecosse FE Ti XX- $300,000
Ecosse Moto Works is well-known for its exclusive bikes, and the Ecosse FE Ti XX is one of its most recent and expensive models in the Titanium Series. The bike is priced at a whopping $3 lakh or approximately 1.64 crore in Indian rupees. The bike is powered by a 2,409cc billet aluminium engine, which delivers 228PS to the rear wheel. To keep the weight a little down, there has been extensive use of carbon fibre on the bike, and the saddle has been handcrafted by the posh Italian leathermaker Berluti. As if that wasn’t enough, its grade-9 titanium exhaust pipes are shot-peened with ceramic media. Only 13 units of the Titanium Series FE Ti XX were ever produced to ensure exclusivity.