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15 Most Expensive Motorcycles in the World

May 22, 2020 7 min read 0 Comments

15 Most Expensive Motorcycles in the World

We promise you that you’ll drool over these crazy expensive bikes. No matter what your taste of an ideal bike is, they are some of the most unique crotchet rockets out there. It costs a fortune to own one of them and only a few have the money to spare. Let’s get started.

The most expensive bikes on the planet

Motorbikes are wildly popular and an integral part of culture. Some motorcycles are not created just for transportation but as ingenious works that explore the limits of engineering. 

These are some of the most unique types of motorcycles you’ll find out there in terms of design, performance and ability to jerk your adrenaline. From magnificent choppers, to streetfighters and race bikes, there’s a whole bunch of motorcycles that are simply made out of the wild card.

The liberating experience of riding in one of these speed demons is incomparable to anything else. The best bit is when your feel the wind blowing right into your face, and the roaring sound of the monstrous engine beneath. You don’t have the warmth of a luxury car, but a freedom that you wouldn’t trade for anything.

15. NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special -$148,000

Starting our list is the NCR Leggera, which in truth, is an extravagantly modified bike with exemplary fine tuning that makes it a speed icon. This bike is hand-built from titanium and carbon fiber to save on weight and maximize its 132 horses. 

At first glance, you might mistake it for a Ducati Hypermotard but things start to clear up when you get closer. The Trellis frame of the bike comes stock in titanium build and weighs only 4.8 kilograms. To further reduce weight, the bike uses carbon-ceramic brakes that make it significantly lighter by up to 47 kg compared to the stock version. 

To power up this bike, various modifications have been made including bigger bore cylinders that boost its power output, titanium valves and magnesium engine covers. The NCR packs more power in a 1200 cc engine but its main selling point is weight reduction and a robust performance. 

14. Icon Sheene – $172,000

The icon Sheene is a fitting tribute to Barry Sheene, the motorcycle racing legend and double world champion. This limited edition bike is designed and built in collaboration with those who worked with Sheene throughout is illustrious racing career. Only 52 will be made in memory of Barry’s life for every year he lived. 

This bespoke motorcycle is regarded as one of the most powerful production motorcycles with its turbocharged 1400cc four cylinder Suzuki engine which produces 250 horsepower that powers the rear wheel. The Icon Sheene is a fully road legal bike that is destined to provide all the excitement and power you could wish for in a race spec bike. 

13. MTT Turbine Streetfighter – $175,000

The MTT Turbine Streetfighter has got it all in terms of power and speed. It is best known for its lightning speed acceleration and plenty of power to push you through. If you want to get somewhere fast, and really fast for that matter, then the MTT is your go-to bike. 

Only 5 units are made per year, adding to the exclusivity and customer focus nature of the brand. Besides the power and speed, it is an aesthetically appealing motorbike that will turn many heads when cruising down the road. 

12. Honda RC213 V-S – $185,000

With a hefty price tag of $185,000, the Honda RC213 is one of the most expensive motorbikes in the world. This road racing motorbike was developed by the world renowned Japanese brand-Honda to race in the 2012 MotoGP series. 

The RC213 takes its place on the most expensive motorcycles stage with its 6-speed sequential transmission 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine 157 bhp engine. 

11. Suzuki AEM Carbon Fiber Hayabusa – $200,000

This motorcycle has been around for quite some time since when it was first launched in 1999. The model received a facelift and update in 2008. At the time, it was the fastest production motorcycle and also one of the most expensive as still is today. 

The Suzuki AEM utilizes carbon fiber to make it as light as possible while also integrating an aerodynamic design. Combined with enough power, it is without doubt one of the fastest motorcycles and can clock to speeds of up to 188 miles per hour. 

10. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera -$225,000

The Test Stretta is an aggressive looking machine that will set you back $225,000 and give you a decent amount of power and speed. Even though it is not the most powerful or fastest motorcycle in this list, it still manages to get a spot in the most expensive bikes in the world. 

The limited edition version weighs just 135 kg with a reasonable 185 bhp. The Ducati Testa Stretta NCR was designed by the legendary designer, Aldo Drudi. If you want a motorcycle to upgrade your collection, then this is a perfect choice for any motorcycle enthusiast. 

9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 -$235,000

The Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 is a road legal bike that weighs just 144kg. It is made from carbon fiber, titanium, and avionic. The D16RR NCR M16 engine produces 200 horsepower. 

The price really comes down to the number of upgrades you can add to the standard production model which has a base price of $72,000. The Desmosedici is an enviable bike that deserves a place in this list and continues to impress many motorcycle enthusiasts. 

8. Ecosse Founder’s Edition Ti XX -$300,000

The Ecosse Founder’s Edition Ti XX is a modern-styled motorcycle with a Titanium chassis and exhaust. It utilizes a supercharged powertrain with an aluminum engine (2409 cc) that produces 225 horsepower. This motorcycle is aesthetically appealing, with a sense of sturdiness and a solid design. It also makes use of carbon fiber to help reduce the weight. 

7. Legendary British Vintage Black -$400,000

This classically styled motorcycle first came into being in 1948 with a limited production run of only 33 units. Priced at $400,000, it is one of the rarest motorcycles with a bit of a unique history. 

During its time, it was the fastest production motorcycle with a performance boasting of only 250cc. This legendary British Vintage Black continues to evoke interest and awe among enthusiasts and fans. 

6. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $550,000

If you fancy a crazy and futuristic-looking bike, then the Dodge Tomahawk must be your cup of tea. Costing more than half a million quid it is one of the most expensive motorcycles in the world and also one of the rarest. It is a heavy machine weighing about 680 kilograms and can reach a speed of up to 400 mph. In theoretical terms, it only takes 2.5 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark.

Regrettably, this bike is not road legal and exists as a concept for now. But we never know for sure when we might be able to ride this superbike, that only fits in a sci-fi movie for now.

5. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.5 million

If you have 1.5 million dollars to spare, you can own the Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship. This bike is special in that it is hand painted by Artist Jack Armstrong himself. His original paintings go for $300,000 to $3,000,000 which might justify the hefty price-tag. 

The cosmic starship is one of the most famous bikes in the world, and the eye-watering price tag of 1.5 million dollars makes it one of the most expensive bikes in the world. 

4. The Yamaha BMS Chopper – $3 million

This stunning piece of mechanical art is more than just a motorcycle. The Yamaha BMS Chopper is fit for a collector’s catalogue and rightly so. The bike is coated with pure 24-karat gold and its matchless design is something to be admired and appreciated. 

Besides its phenomenal aesthetics and gold coating, it has a 1700 cc engine, a single-sided swing-arm rear suspension and red velvet upholstered seat. By any means, the Yamaha BMS Chopper is not meant for the roads, instead, it is a work of art that will marvel generations to come. 

3. Ecosse ES1 Spirit – $3.6 Million

The Ecosse Spirit takes the spot as the third most expensive motorcycle in the world. It is made from titanium and carbon fiber. The Ecosse can reach speeds of up to 370 kilometers per hour with enough power to rattle even the most experienced riders. 

The appearance of the motorcycle is intriguing and equally mysterious but there’s no doubt that you will be riding a beast of a different dimension. Before you can ride one of these, you first must complete a two-week riding class at the Ecosse headquarters. 

2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 Million

Talk of rarity and the E90 AJS Porcupine is what comes to mind. Only four 1949 E90 AJS Porcupines were ever made by British Manufacturing brand, Associated Motor Cycles. The E90 was exclusively built for race tracks. 

Despite the E95 winning in FIM 500cc world championship, the only victory for AJS, the E90 was special because Les Graham used it in the world championship. This holds its $7 million valuation along with it being one of the only bikes made by the company for race tracks. 

1. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 Million

And now, to the most expensive motorcycle in the world- Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, costing a jaw-dropping $11 million!

It may surprise you to know that the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter, the most expensive motorcycle in the world, comes from a retail store. This devilish looking motorbike was made by the luxury brand and unveiled for auctioned. After receiving wide spread publicity and press, the price went off the scale and was eventually sold for a stupefying $11 million.