Top 10 Most Expensive Big Motor Bikes in the World

                                     Top 10 Most Expensive Big Motor Bikes in the World

1. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 million

Steampunk triumphs with the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter! There, that’s out first thing. Now to the details.Whoever saw it coming that Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter would later claim pole position at any top ten list of big bikes is probably a seer of the highest order, especially when one considers how it began the market at a “humble” $110,000. And mind you, Neiman Marcus is a name you would rightly connect with department store rather than a superbike.The unique clockwork design, however, seems to have taken care of all that. The bike’s eye-catching chassis, carved from a single piece of metal, proved to be an extreme hit with enthusiasts.

2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 Million

A bike manufacturer with a rich history and winning racetrack heritage marred by several financial turbulence early on, AJS could only manage to produce 4 Porcupine units in 1949. As it turned out, one of these under the very able hands of Les Graham won the 1949 World Championship.An open frame, aluminium alloy, 500cc, DOHC twin engine with horizontal cylinders and heads give the Porcupine a low centre of gravity. It uses what’s called “Jam-pot” shocks and Teledraulic race forks.

3. Ecosse ES1 Spirit – $3.6 million

When a bike manufacturer requires even a professional driver to first take a two-week training before trying to ride one of its models, you just know something is up with this bike.
And why not, indeed. This is not two-wheel machine as traditionally defined: first, there is no chassis framework to speak of. Swingarm and rear suspension attach to the gearbox, and front suspension to the engine. The much touted 265 pounds speck of a weight comes from eliminating the extra pounds associated with transmitting front-wheel forces up a slender fork through a steering-head then back down to the rest of the machine.

4. Hildebrand & Wolfmuller – $3.5 million

History is expensive, and at $3.5 million your purchase would send you back 124 years ago to 1894 when this first production motorcycle appeared on the scene.Heinrich and Wilhelm Hidebrand were steam-engine engineers before they teamed up with Alois Wolfmüller to produce their internal combustion Motorrad in Munich in 1894. This momentous event started sending the flesh-and-blood steeds out of fashion, reinventing themselves as emblem of the refined gentry, while the special breed of men simply moved on and transferred their affections to the two-wheeled metallic petrol-guzzling steeds that took over the roads.

5. BMS Nehmesis – $3 million

The first thing you would notice about the BMS Nehmesis is the yellow glitter and absence of side stand, making it look like it’s lying flat on its underbelly like a marooned whale.
“Would it even run?” you ask yourself.In fact it would: fully functional, it incorporates an air-ride system that, along with the single-sided swingarm rear suspension, can lift the motorcycle 10 inches or lower it right onto the ground. This renders a side stand unnecessary, as Nehmesis softly lands on its frame rails when it’s time to park.

6. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.5 million

What used to occupy first place in many top-ten list of most expensive big bikes is now only good for a sixth position. However, it claims to have been sold at $3.5 million and is now up for sale at $12 million. If that happens, it should recapture the crown it once had—or not, since we don’t imagine the rest of the entries here would remain with static prices days ahead too.

7. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $550,000

If you think the Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike suspiciously looks like a 4-wheel Dodge squeezed on both sides, you won’t be alone. This Tomahawk V10 Superbike is a strange beast indeed, and not just because it uses a V10 four-stroke Dodge Viper engine that could easily power up any chassis with more than two wheels attached to it to give you the feeling of being dragged by a fleet of 500 supercharged ponies looking forward to storm the Bastille. Now talk about the soul of two-wheel steeds!

8. Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series – $300,000

Back in 2007, many thought a $300,000 price tag for a big bike was insane, no matter if it sported the mostest in every detail that mattered. How times have changed, and in ten years  $300,000 easily lost its number one spot, instead going good only for an eighth place in the top ten most expensive big bikes in the world.

9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $232,500

NCR starts with a $72,500 Desmosedici D16RR and reworks it to make it lighter and more powerful. The result: the $232,500 road missile NCR Millona 16.
Where does the money go? Carbon fiber everywhere on the M16, check, including load-bearing parts such as the frame, swingarm and wheels. The fuel tank, fairing, tail and fenders are carbon too. Mechanical parts are either titanium, right down to the bolts, or avionic-grade aluminum.A stock 989cc V-four Ducati motor sends around 175 horsepower to the back wheel, but NCR has tuned the M16 to send 200-plus hp to the tarmac.

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

Motorcycles are priced for their technical performance, designs, frameworks, and outlook. Another way is to manufacture only a certain number of them, to make them limited edition.Ducati Macchia Nera may not compete with the other big bikes in this list in terms of pure speed—notwithstanding that Macchia Nera or Block Spot humorously suggests you could create a charred pavement behind while driving it—but titanium and carbon fiber materials to render it impressively lightweight at 297 pounds, artistic contribution by visionary designer Aldo Drudi, and only a number of them made available convinced most aficionados the price is justified to ensure the model makes it to their collection.

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