Many rich men are crazy about motorcycles and heavy bikes. For some, riding these two-wheel wonders is a liberating experience. These awesome motorcycles are not for the common folk. They are the toys of the rich and famous. To cater to the needs of super-rich bike lovers, some companies have manufactured really amazing motorcycles.
Here is a brief overview of the top 10 most expensive motorcycles in the world as of 2014.
Icon Sheene is a tribute to the legendry British road racer Barry Sheene. Only 52 models of this cool motorcycle were produced. The bike features a 1400cc Suzuki engine.
This beast is powered by the Allison turbine engine from Rolls Royce. It can reach a top speed of 249 mph.
Suzuki created this special bike in collaboration AEM. This light bike is built using carbon fiber and can reach a top speed of 186 mph. Its price between $160,000 to 200,000.
Powered by a V-2 four-stroke engine, this bike is capable of 185 hp. It can reach a top speed of 230 mph.
The Ducati Desmosedici D16RR costs $72,500. It is a very good bike. But if you want more, and are willing to spend more, NCR will help you. After the tune up job by NCR, you will be the proud owner of a Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR Millona 16. The beast is powered by the Ducati 989cc V-4 motor. It features data recording, traction control and user-selectable maps. It weighs only 319 pounds.
Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX features a 2.4i billet aluminum power plant that can rip out a loud 225 hp. Whoever buys this cool bike will also get a matching BRM-designed timepiece. Only ten models of this motorcycle were produced.
Yamaha Roadstar BMS Chopper was created by Sam Nehme of BMS Choppers. Its nickname Nehmesis is very appropriate. The bike is a gold-plated Yamaha Roadster. Even its parts are gold-plated. The vehicle has a red velvet seat, which adds to its beauty.
This beast is powered by 8.3 liter V10 engine (500 horsepower) that was sourced from Dodge Viper. The bike can reach a top speed of 420 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. Two wheels on both sides provide extra stability.
Many celebrities own Harleys; some have even customized their bikes. Artist Jack Armstrong is the owner of this awesome motorcycle. He has had this bike custom painted using his exclusive style known as Cosmic Extentionalism. Jack Armstrong calls this work of art (which has extreme colors and textures) Cosmic Starship.
Ecosse ES1 Superbike is the most expensive motorcycle in the world. It is light, fast and easy to handle. F1 engineers from the United Kingdom were commissioned to help build this superbike. American designers were involved in giving the bike an ergonomic fitment. Powered by a modified IL4 engine, this automobile engineering marvel can reach a top speed of 250 mph.