The World's Most Expensive Motorcycles
Just as motorcycles come in all different shapes and sizes, they also come with very different price tags attached to them. The price of a bike doesn’t necessarily correlate to how good the bike is, either. But depending on the brand, the style, the year, and the rarity of the bike, there are motorcycles out there with a price tag that will make you cringe. Seriously.
The humor behind those insanely high price tags is because they’re that outrageous for a reason: there’s someone out there willing to pay the asking price tag. And while I'm not in the practice of judging people too harshly, I’d be lying if I said it didn’t sometimes blow my mind how much someone is willing to pay for a bike. As previously mentioned, an expensive motorcycle doesn’t always mean it’s superior.
Here’s the list. It just might surprise you:
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Well, the key is that they don’t, and they really only created it to prove they could. And I have to admit, this thing looks fun to ride because it’s really like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It uses a V10 four-stroke Dodge Viper engine (yowza!), and that really makes this thing a monster. And it’s, really fast. This bike can reach 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds flat, so this bike isn’t for the faint of heart.
The Tomahawk really makes a statement, because it just doesn’t look like a motorcycle at all, but operates like one that’s on steroids. I can’t claim that this bike is comfortable, because...well... just look at it. It’s not exactly the definition of riding in comfort, but then again, I'm not exactly sure what family this bike fits into. It’s a crazy bike with a crazy engine and an even crazier price tag.
Now, I feel like I got into the wrong profession, here. I feel like I'm probably capable of painting the same thing Armstrong did for a hell of a lot cheaper. But, art is art, and this motorcycle had fanatics throwing their money at whoever would collect it. An additional rarity is added to this bike because this has been, and will be the only motorcycle that Armstrong will paint. When he was asked about Harleys in general, he said: “For me as an artist, Harley is James Dean, Brando, Elvis, and Steve McQueen and is more American than ice cream.”
While I might not be a fan of his artwork, I do have to agree with that last statement. This bike is one hell of an attention grabber, probably because of the bright traffic sign colors, and seeing this thing driving down the street must be an experience within itself.
Yep, that’s right; this bike is decked out in about 24-karat gold. Again, that’s just another reason why this bike was made more for the model-appeal than for actual riding. I have plenty of awesome bike options for actual riding, so I really do appreciate innovation. I love it when people go out of their way to create something crazy.
The reason this bike has such a staggering price tag is that of its age, rarity, and racing history, which seems like a better reason for the expense.
This bike manufacturer, AJS, comes from a background of incredibly rich racing history. This bike is rare, too, as there’s only four of them that exist in the world. AJS hit some financial issues that inhibited them from creating any more than that\, which is a large reason as to why the price tag is the way it is. There’s a huge selection of people that claim this bike is one of the most beautiful, graceful, and innovative bikes in racing. That’s a really big title to live up to, but if the price is this steep, I must live up to it.
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The Limited Edition Fighter is a neat looking bike, because it’s very steampunk like. The kicker for this ride is that, while it may not look like you should be driving it on the road, it’s completely street legal. When it comes to head turners, this one meets that expectation. It’s just so simple and bare-boned, and I do have to hand it to Neiman Marcus (I'm still SO confused) on how they created this bike. It’s as if they decided to just get down to the roots of what makes a motorcycle a motorcycle, all while adding an... interesting...flourish of style.
Instead of trying to hide the foundation of the bike, as a good many motorcycles do, Neiman Marcus figured out how to work with it. Now, I can’t promise that this bike would be really fun to ride on, at the seat looks pretty questionable when it comes to comfort, but this ride is pretty damn cool. I’ve got to give it to Neiman Marcus, they may be a department store and have almost no business trying their hand in the motorcycle industry, but I can’t deny how unique the look of this bike is. And for that, I'll give them some applause.
Who knows, maybe this won't really turn into a wish list, but it could maybe come in handy for a most-expensive motorcycle trivia quiz one day.
Comment down below and let me know your favorite and least favorite on this list. Do you think any of them are worth the price?
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