Updated: Jul 4, 2019
Motorcycles are masterpieces. Each motorcycle has its own story tell, its own specs to boast, and its own journeys to take. Those that are motorcycle enthusiasts are willing to pay whatever amount it takes to take home the motorcycles that have it all. Every year the industry giants release new models that have everyone in awe of the subtly changing technologies of motorcycles, giving them more power than ever before. With great developments comes a great price to pay, and companies are spurning out new and improved models that sport heavier price tags with each release.
The specifications of motorcycles are not the only things that have changed. The price indices of these metallic steeds have also changed. What may have been on number one on this list in a previous year will fall farther behind the price tag on the most expensive motorbikes of this year. Prices and bikes are becoming heavier every year as the art of motorbikes is curated by every generation that comes.
The trust people place in their metallic steeds reflects the affinity people showed towards their living, breathing counterparts in years long before the first bike was made and adored. People continue to romanticize the motorcycle, imagining cross-country road trips and getaways, and investing into motorcycles like art enthusiasts do in works of art. A marvel of machinery, motorcycles which are considered to be at the top of the line may be able to snag a price in the millions. This is because of the attachment of ideas of freedom, liberation, and self-discovery to motorcycles and the rush they bring.
People are prepared to pay a big price for what they consider to pieces of art and technology that can be used to have an adventure of a lifetime. In order to see just how much people value motorcycles that are state of the art, let us take a look at the top five most expensive motorcycles.
We, at Siima MotoWear have done some interesting research and came up with the five most expensive motorcycles of all time:
1. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept – $225,000
The Ducati Macchia Nera is a sophisticated and lightweight biking choice that will
stand out in any circumstance in which it is placed. Although the Ducati Macchia Nera does not boast the fastest speed in pure terms, it is an ingenious design made of titanium and fibres of carbon in material to place it at a mere 297 pounds weight, making a marvel of a machinery weigh so little is the thing that sets it apart from all other model. Other than this, it is an aesthetic statement with its design by the visionary Aldo Drudi. What adds to its finesse is its availability, kept deliberately rare, the number of these available makes it an item fit for collection.
2. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $232,500
The NCR Millona 16 measured at a daunting price which is well into the hundred thousand at $232,500, the road missile is state of the art. You can find the value of the money spent on the carbon fiber that is everywhere on this marvel of machinery. The carbon fiber extends to all parts, even those that bear load such the swingarm, frame, and wheels. It does not stop there. The carbon extends to parts such as the tail, the fairing, fenders, and the fuel tank. Titanium can be found in its mechanical parts, even in its bolts and its avionic-grade aluminum. It speeds away at a two hundred horse power, burning away the tarmac. It comes equipped with features such as control over traction, user-selected navigation, and the recording of data.
3. Hildebrand and Wolfmuller – $3.5 million
If you jump out of the hundred thousands, you land in the eccentric millions. In
particular, you land at the piece of history that takes millions out of the present. Hildebrand and Wolfmuller’s piece transports you over a century back into the year of 1894 where their design first appeared to the world. Alois Wolfmuller paired up with Heinrich and Wilhelm Hildebrand who were trained as steam-engine engineers. They were the pioneers that succeeded in bringing the metal steed onto the streets with their visionary Motorrad in Munich, that featured internal combustion. This moment proved to be revolutionary as it sent out the trend of horses and set in the trend of metallic marvels that the world would love for years to come. This piece is living, functioning history that can be taken out on a drive to see how instruments of the past fare on roads of the future with neither clutch nor a pedal.
4. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 Million
Another vintage marvel of steel comes not only from history but also with history. One of only four porcupine units that were produced in 1949, one of which brought home the World Championship for Les Graham. It features five hundred cc with DOHC twin engine, and sports an open frame which sports aluminum alloy.
5. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 million
When fantasy steampunk meets aesthetic of the modern era with a top speed of
190 mph and a 120c V-Twin engine that sports elements of titanium, carbon fiber body parts, and aluminum. With only forty-five of these Fighters ever to be released, these are almost nearly as much of a fantasy as their inspiration.
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