11 Most Expensive Bike in the World in 2019
When you hear motorcycles, you automatically imagine a two-wheeled vehicle with handlebars, exhaust, speed-o-meter, and engine. With a wide range of designs and specifications around the globe, some of them are built for speed, some are designed for comfort, and some of them are launched with the aim of purely its economic outcome. While most of the bikes deal in speed, comfort, and economy, some bikes are designed just to sit cosy in the most expensive bike in the world segment.
The most expensive segment of a bike is not just about a bike being really expensive than other regular bikes but it is more focused on the motorcycles being unique in such a way that separates it from other competitors. We have brought a list of bikes that are not only expensive but they have all the essentials to catch the eye of the enthusiast and amaze them with its uniqueness.
Biking is not just about traveling from one place to another but it involves sharing of emotions with your ride while taking the feel of thrill in riding it.
Ask any biker, what they think about their bike, and the first answer will be – love. So, here we are with a list of bikes everyone would love, but the twist is – you cannot own them.
Here’s the list of the Most Expensive Bike in the World
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter
If we are talking about the most expensive bike in the world, this monster needs to be on the top of the list. Why? Just because it would cost around Rs. 74-75crores (excluding taxes) for a person to own this vehicle and ride it on Indian terrains. But what makes it so expensive? Besides the unique clockwise design, the bike’s eye-catching chassis that is carved from a single piece of metal is a complete hit. Apart from that, the motorcycle runs on a 120ci 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin engine complemented by titanium, aluminum, and carbon fiber body parts. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is street-legal and can reach up to a top speed of 305kmph. The starting price of this monster is $110,000 in the USA according to Autoevolution, which makes this monster bike one of the most expensive 2-wheel vehicles out there.
1949 E90 AJS Porcupine
This is a 500cc behemoth produced by AJS in 1949. There were only 4 units manufactured by the company and one of them was able to win the 1949 World Championship. It is an open frame, aluminium alloy, 500cc, DOHC twin engine with horizontal cylinders and heads. With its low center of gravity, AJS Porcupine can reach up to a top speed of 217kmph as recorded in 1949 at the Man of Isle TT. The price of this vehicle is estimated to be around Rs. 48crores (excluding taxes) and obviously, it is a masterpiece in itself.
Ecosse ES1 Spirit
Here is a motorcycle that is completely devoted to speed. The ES1 Spirit is a unique motorcycle without chassis framework, Swingarm and rear suspension attached to the gearbox and the front suspension to the engine. The bike weighs around 120Kg which makes it extremely lightweight and the bespoke transverse inline-four engine almost makes it uncontrollable. So, if you want to ride this vehicle you must get into a month’s training before you do so. Even a professional driver requires two-weeks training before they try and ride one of these monsters. If you want to own it, go ahead, and shell out Rs. 24-25crores (excluding taxes).
Hildebrand and Wolfmuller
If we were to judge this bike by its looks, it does not come anywhere close to the motorcycles that we ride today. Well, that’s what makes it different. Owning this bike will take you back more than 100 years when this production motorcycle appeared. The bike costs around Rs. 24crores (excluding taxes) and can be a great item for your collection of expensive things. Before closing the production in 1897 between 800 to 2,000 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller Motorrads were built and it is also the first motorcycle heads to the auction by Bonhams.
The first thing you notice in the Nehmesis – there is no stand, and yet the bike stands. With uncanny design and shiny outfit, this predator is on our list with a price tag of Rs. 20crores (excluding taxes). Is it drivable? Of course, it is. It incorporates an air-ride system that, along with a single-sided rear suspension lifts the motorcycle to 10 inches that allows you to ride it. If you think, why this vehicle is all glittery and weird, then you must know that the yellow glitter is actually 24-karat gold. So, if you thought that only sports motorcycles were expensive, think again.
Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept
Another competitor in the list of expensive motorcycles is the Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept. The devil comes with titanium parts from the trellis Ducati, which is connected to a full-race exhaust system. The motorcycle is powered by full race Ducati Testasretta engine that churns out a massive power of 180hp. The brand has ensured to keep the looks of the vehicle more aggressive making the NCR Macchia Nera, the Ducati Devil. It costs around Rs. 16 Crore which is a fair price judging by the amazing offerings.
Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship
The Cosmic Starship, also known as the Million Dollar Harley is a custom motorcycle from the legendary builders Bartels that features cosmic-style painting on a Harley Davidson V-Rod. The V-Rod lies in the line of V-twin muscle bikes and it was also the first street motorcycle to feature a modern engine with DOHC and liquid cooling. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship costs around Rs. 7 Crore and wears some really attractive colors that catch your attention instantly. According to Forbes, The sales of Harley Davidson falls for 3rd consecutive quarter in 2019 and the main reason for this is millennials are no more interested in flashy bikes.
Dodge Tomahawk V10
Who would think about a Dodge motorcycle? Well, the brand never knew that itself. Dodge Tomahawk is a concept vehicle with an 8.3-litre V10 engine from the Viper. Dodge claims the top speed for Dodge Tomahawk to be around 500kmph which pretty impressive and it would cost around Rs. 3.7crores. But to maintain the balance, Dodge had to go through several changes before the motorcycle was good to go. Eventually, it turned out that the vehicle was not meant for riding at all since a human body is not capable of handling this much pressure.
Legendary British Classic Black
The Black Vintage legend is a unique motorcycle without any competitors in the world. It functions on two cylinders that provide the 250cc performance and was first produced in the United Kingdom. Being a heavy vehicle, it does not offer you speed but its unique design and heavy build attract every eye at the corner. The motorcycle costs around Rs. 3 Crore and will certainly increase the value of your garage.
Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series
The price tag of this bike can be called insane as an Rs. 2.14cr price tag for a huge bike in 2007 was nothing the enthusiasts would expect. Though, today this price tag is something which can be achieved. With a 2,409cc billet aluminum engine that transmits 228ps of power, it drives huge power to the rear wheel and the carbon fiber body of the vehicle keeps it low on weight. It features grade-9 titanium exhaust pipes that have a ceramic media shot finish on them. There are only 13 units of them ever designed and those who managed to get their hands on one of them now belong to a tightly exclusive lot.
Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16
The NCR M16 by Ducati started with a price tag of Rs. 51Lakhs but now the company keeps on reworking on the design to make it lighter and powerful. The facelift of the vehicle has now brought it to a point where the price tag of the vehicle is Rs. 1.66Crores. It is also known as the road missile NCR Millona 16 which is designed on a carbon fiber body with load-bearing parts supporting the frame, swingarm, and wheels. It sports a 989cc V-four Ducati motor which is capable of churning out 175hp but with NCR tuning, it is capable of reaching up to 200hp. Ducati is also going enter in electric vehicles market, according to The Drive Ducati CEO ‘Claudio Domenicali ‘made a rather bold statement hinting at the future of the brand says “The future is electric, we are not far from starting production from the electric bikes series.
So, which one is your favorite most expensive bike in the world, the behemoth, the weirdo, or the old-timer?
Hildebrand & Wolfmuller is the most expensive bike in the world worth around Hildebrand $3.5 million.
The Hildebrand & Wolfmüller factory closed in 1919 after the First World War, so very few of these motorcycles exist today. This makes them serve more as a historical item than an actual vehicle.
The Most expensive Harley Davidson bike name is Easy Rider which is sold for $1.35 million at an auction, It has also earned the name “Caption America” because It is very patriotic.
Ducati 1299 Superleggera is the most expensive Ducati bike which is sold by Ducati at a massive 1.12 crores price. Ducati only makes 500 Unit of this bike, it is their limited-edition motorcycle.
Sarthak Moghe is a young, enthusiastic writer who loves modern technology and automobiles. After completing his graduation in Journalism and Mass-Communication, he stepped into the world of adulting as a content writer. When not busy on the keyboard, he likes to explore new topics and hone his sense of humour.