Top 15 Most Expensive Bikes in the World
Being behind the wheel of a powerful sports car is great, but it doesn’t really compare to the thrill you get from riding a motorbike. There’s a great sense of freedom about it, but it’s certainly not for everyone. And rarer still are the people who can actually afford the amazing bikes we are about to present.
The list of motorbikes and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web. These are the Top 15 Most Expensive Bikes in the World compiled by Fabulaes.
15. NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special – $148,000
Coming in at number 15 is the NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special, which costs $148,000! Just like number sixteen on our list of most expensive motorbikes, the Leggera has a lightweight titanium body. It also has carbon fibre BST wheels, Brembo brakes and Öhlins suspension. Its lightweight frame makes the bike incredibly agile and fun to ride.
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14. Icon Sheene – $172,000
The NCT MH TT is a limited edition motorbike that pays homage to Barry Sheene – a world champion motorcycle racer. For the steep $172,000 price tag, you get a bike with a turbocharged 1400cc Suzuki four-cylinder engine, one of 52 playing cards engraved on the bike ( to highlight the limited number ), and the prestige of driving one of the most powerful bikes in the world!
13. MTT Turbine Streetfighter – $175,000
Known for its crazy fast acceleration, the MTT has a Rolls Royce-Allison turbine, which means it has 320hp connected to the accelerator! The MTT has been limited to 5 units per year, for exclusivity purposes, and is one of the most powerful and aesthetically interesting motorbikes in the world. If you want to get somewhere in a hurry, then this might be the bike for you!
12. Honda RC213 V-S – $185,000
With a price tag of $184,000 dollars, the Honda RC213 is right up there with some of the most expensive motorbikes in the world. It’s a Japanese road racing motorbike, designed and developed by Honda Racing Corporation. Its purpose was to race in the 2012 MotoGP series and continue into future seasons based on its performance.
The bike has a 6-speed sequential transmission, a Honda 1,000 cc 90° V4, 16-valve, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Liquid cooled engine and weighs 160kg!
11. Suzuki AEM Carbon Fiber Hayabusa – $200,000
Just falling short of our top ten by $25,000, is the Suzuki AEM Carbon Fiber Hayabusa. This bike can easily reach insane speeds of over 188 miles per hour and was widely known as the world’s fastest production motorcycle. It was first launched in 1999 and received a facelift and update in 2008.
10. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera – $225,000
Starting off the top ten is the aggressive looking Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera. $225,000, will get you a limited edition, lightweight, 135 kg motorcycle, with a 185 hp engine and designed by legendary designer, Aldo Drudi. In comparison to some of the other bikes on our list, it’s not as powerful or fast, however, if you’re looking for a bike to just add to your collection, then look no further!
9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $235,000
Next up, we have the Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16. This bike is made from titanium, avionic and aluminium and has carbon fibre fenders. In case you’re wondering, it is road legal and weighs 319 pounds. It’s price really comes about from all the upgrades you can add to the standard production model, which itself costs $72,000. The D16RR is powered by a Ducati 989 cc v$ desmodromic engine and produces 200HP.
8. Ecosse Founder’s Edition Ti XX – $300,000
The Ecosse Founder’s Edition Ti XX has a titanium chassis and exhaust and will set you back around $300,000. The bike is powered by a 2,409cc billet aluminium engine and transmits 228PS of power to the rear wheel. Aesthetically, the Ti XX has Carbon fibre across the body, helping to keep the weight down, and has a beautifully handcrafted leather seat.
7. Legendary British Vintage Black – $400,000
The Legendary British Vintage Black is a classically styled motorbike that was released in 1948. It had a limited production run of only 33 bikes, which certainly helps to justify the price! It was produced in the United Kingdom and provides 250cc performance. During its time, it was considered to be the fastest production bike in the world!
6. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $550,000
One of the rarest bikes in the world is this crazy futuristic looking motorbike. The Dodge Tomahawk V10 is one of the world’s most expensive motorcycles, costing over half a million dollars! The bike weighs over 680 kilograms, can reach 60mph in 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 400 mph!! Unfortunately, the bike is not road legal, as it is just a concept for now, but who knows, maybe one day we might all be riding around of these sci-fi looking beasts!
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5. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.5 million
Kicking off our top five and the first motorbike to cost over $1 million dollars, is the Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship. The bike was hand painted by world-renowned artist, Jack Armstrong, which is why the hog costs so much, as some of Jacks paintings sell for in excess of $3 million! So, if you have a spare $1.5 million, and looking to own one of the most expensive motorbikes in the world, then this might be worth a look.
4. The Yamaha BMS Chopper – $3 million
Look at this! What a stunning piece of mechanical art! This beast is not meant for the road by any means, instead, it’s a collector’s item that’ s meant to be admired and appreciated for its aesthetics. It has a 1,700cc engine, but forget that for now, as the Yamaha BMS is almost entirely coated in 24 karat gold and has a red velvet upholstered seat.
3. Ecosse ES1 Spirit – $3.6 Million
The Ecosse Spirit is a limited edition titanium motorcycle and the third most expensive motorcycle in the world. Don’t let its appearance fool you, as this bike packs enough power to satisfy even the most experienced rider, reaching speeds of 370 kilometres. So, if you do decide you want to buy one, then you first must take a two-week class at the Ecosse headquarters, before they’ll let you take it for a spin.
2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 Million
Coming in at number two is the 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine. Costing a whopping, $7 million, you have to be seriously into your bikes to drop that kind of money. Also, only 4 Porcupines were ever made, and in 1949, Les Graham won the world championship on one of them, so it’s easy to see where the price comes from.
1. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 Million
The worlds most expensive motorbike is the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, costing an insane, $11 million! Neiman Marcus is an American chain of luxury department stores, so when it decided to unveil a bike for auction, it received a ton of press and the price went through the roof. As a result, the bike started out at auction at $110,000 but eventually sold for $11 million. The Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is the most expensive motorbikes in the world!
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