Motorcycles for Millionaires: World’s Most Expensive Bikes

With the economy in such a poor state, even those who have a ton of dough may be rethinking major purchases like homes and automobiles.  But that doesn’t mean that the millionaires among us won’t drop a lot of cash on the motorcycle of their dreams (hey, it will save on the cost at the pump, so it’s okay to spend a little more!).  Yeah, if only we all had these problems.  But at least we can dream of the day when our lotto ship comes sailing in; and just in case it’s sooner rather than later, here are a few motorcycles worthy of a millionaire.

  1. MV-Augusta F4CC.  If you don’t know about the MV brand, then you may not realize that the director put his own name on this bike (the initials “CC” stand for Claudio Castiglione).  That’s because he conceived this bike for his own use and made sure it was exactly what he wanted in a world class motorbike.  With 90% handmade parts, a killer engine and lightweight frame that can rocket you down the road at 195 mph, and only 100 bikes off the production line (each one bears a platinum plate with a number 1-100), it should come as no surprise that the price tag starts at $120,000.
  2. MTT Turbine Superbike.  If you want to look like Robocop speeding down the highway, this may be the bike for you.  It looks something like a battering ram on wheels, with armor plating covering practically the entire front half.  However, considering it is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most powerful motorcycle to ever enter series production (boasting a Rolls Royce engine that produces 425 foot pounds of torque and 320 hp), you can expect it to move along at a respectable clip, despite its top-heavy appearance.  At $150,000, you wouldn’t expect anything less, and as an owner of this bike you can count yourself in the company of car-loving legends like Jay Leno.
  3. Macchia Nera concept bike.  This isn’t the most expensive bike in the world (coming in at $201,000), but considering it is a concept bike (meaning it never made it to the production line) it could be the biggest “get” on this list.  Those who would like an idea of the engine power this bike provides are in luck since it’s a Ducati model (the 998RS), but only the owner of this singular creation will know how the bike itself handles, with ultra-lightweight alloy metal components and construction that led one reviewer to dub it “the ultimate track bike” (as if anyone would subject it to the rigors of a race course).
  4. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike.  If the MTT Turbine Superbike looks like a battering ram, this pricy two-wheeler is more like a tank.  There are actually four wheels on this bike, although they are situated to look like two very wide wheels, front and back.  And at 1,500 pounds you might think this bike would be stodgy.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The V10 engine can take the needle close to 400 mph for the rider that is daring enough to try (the 0-60 is an impressive 2.5 seconds).  Sadly (and unsurprisingly) this bike is not street legal in the U.S.  But if you want one anyway, get ready to pay: the cost of ownership is $555,000.
  5. Brough Superior SS100.  If you’re just not into the newer models on the market, perhaps you should set your sights on classic bikes, complete with motorcycle boots, helmets, and leather jackets of the era.  In this regard, you can’t do any better than the bike custom-made by Englishman George Brough in the 1920s.  It was the fastest bike of its time and was ridden by the rich and famous (like Lawrence of Arabia).  However, it isn’t cheap.  The SS100 became the highest priced classic motorcycle in the world when one sold at auction last year for an incredible $442,000.

One Response to Motorcycles for Millionaires: World’s Most Expensive Bikes

  1. CRISTY says:

    Oh its just superb. The information you shared are really amazing none can think that a motorcycle cost so high.

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