Supercars are a common sight today. They are exotic, expensive, and designed to get heads turning when they whistle past an onlooker. On the contrary, super motorcycles are not known about as much as their four-wheeled cousins. To be honest, we have all heard of them but we have never made an effort to research more about the features and specifications they possess.
Like supercars, motorcycles have changed drastically today. Amidst all the design and feature changes, what still remains the same is the attention the metallic machines are able to capture. The great speed and futuristic design some of these beasts possess are hard to ignore.
Regardless of the speed and thrills that a motorcycle provides, it is very rare for us to see a motorcycle that is as expensive as a car. A motorcycle should possess extraordinary features and performance if it wants to have a higher price tag attached to it than a supercar.
Here is a list of 15 such motorcycles that possess extraordinary features (and price tags).
15 Ecosse ES1 Superbike – $3.6 Million
All you need is just $3.6 million in your pocket to get your hands on the Ecosse ES1 Superbike. The bike uses a combination of futuristic materials and sleek design to capture the imagination of the user. Dick Glover has the honor of designing the vehicle and the first 10 buyers got access to protective equipment and spare parts.
14 Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.3 million
This is the only Harley Davidson that crosses the $1 million barrier. The motorcycle is a work of art that combines extreme textures with flashy colors and looks like a painting from a highly-skilled artist. The bike was painted by Armstrong and this is the only bike the legendary painter decorated.
13 Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX – $396,845
The Ecosse brand is renowned for its exclusive machines. Therefore, it came as no surprise when the brand released the Titanium Series FE Ti to the world. The vehicle comes with a 2409cc billet engine that has a power of 228 horses. The unique saddle is designed by the Italian craftsman Berluti.
12 Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $232,500
Italian bike manufacturer made the 200 hp Desmosedici Moto GP replica from parts made of carbon-fiber. The fancy machine comes with many futuristic details that make it stand out from the rest of the crowd. The tail unit, the front mudguard, and the rims are just some of the features.
11 Icon Sheene – $212,000
Not only is the Icon Sheene one of the most expensive bikes in the world, but it’s also the most powerful. The bike is powered by a turbocharged 1400cc Suzuki four-cylinder engine, which can generate an impressive power of 250 hp. Only 52 models of the motorbike were ever made.
10 1894 Roper Steam Motorcycle – $425,000
This holds the honor of being the earliest motorcycle ever invented. Sylvester Hayward Roper invented the bike from his hometown in Roxbury Massachessuts. The long history of the bike means that it cannot match the performance of some of the other likes on the list. It has a high price because of the historical value attached to it.
9 1911 Flying Merkel – $423,500
This is another bike that is popular for its historical value. The board-track racer is the only model existing and is under the ownership of one Bob Clifton. Only the tires of the model have been replaced as the previous set disintegrated once they were used after storing for 70 years.
8 1915 Iver Johnson Twin – $299,600
This is another unique motorbike that was created at a time when people were learning more about the new mode of travel. Manufacturers of the motorcycle revamped the bicycle by improving its truss bridge frame design. A beautifully restored model of the bike is available for the price mentioned above.
7 1939 BMW RS255 Kompressor – $480,000
The RS255 was owned by rider Walter Zeller and was the lightest vehicle in the field of Grand Prix. The motorbike was armed with a popular supercharger and was one of the fastest at the time. The reliability of the bike however, was a major concern as was with most bikes of that time.
6 The Gold-Digger – $250,000
If you are looking to spend $250,000 on a fancy motorbike, then the Gold Digger is an option that you should consider. The motorbike was the first in the world that came with 30-inch front and rear wheels. It was also equipped with iconic gold and black frames that give the bike a distinct identity.
5 Midual Type 1 – $185,000
The Midual Type 1 is a perfect example of world-class engineering and excellent attention to detail. The aluminum alloy frame hides the engine for the traditional flat-twin arrangement. The frame serves two basic purposes of acting as the fuel tank and as the cooling system. The oil coolers help in keeping the temperature under control when travelling at high speeds.
4 MTT Turbine Streetfighter – $175,000
This is one of the loudest motorcycles outside. In addition to being the loudest, the machine also got accolades for being the most powerful and the most expensive motorcycle out there. The bike comes with the power of 420 horses and is equipped with an engine of 500 ft/lbs of torque.
3 NCR Macchia Nera Concept – $225,000
This is one of the oldest concept bikes as it made its first appearance in 2003. The outstanding design of the bike gave it an iconic status. The bike was also equipped with a twin-cylinder engine that could generate power of 185 horses. The motorcycle is the finest example of efficient production.
2 1932 Brough Superior “BS4” – $432,000
This is one of the few motorcycles that was equipped with a motor from an Austin 7. There are only seven remaining versions of the bike and each of them comes with two rear wheels. The bike is an example of the ingenuity of its manufacturers and is a true example of efficient designing.
1 1937 Crocker “Hemi-Head” – $276,500
This is one of the best Crockers ever made. The bike consisted of an aluminum head and a transmission that beat Harley Davidson significantly. The motors of the bike were made with thick cylinders to tolerate the levels of over-boring. The motorcycle was restored to its former glory by Johnny Eagles.
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