If you thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ride was royal, take a look at this. Harley Davidson’s Blue Edition is officially the world’s most expensive bike that costs a little over 12 crores – 12.19 crores to be precise (excluding taxes and import duty). Don’t drop your jaw yet, because the part where you get dizzy and faint is yet to come.
While quite a few sports bikes have a speedometer or a rev counter mounted on their fuel tanks, we’re pretty sure none of them come with safes. On the left side of the tank is a retractable safe containing a six-prong Heaven solitaire ring that cradles a 5.40ct diamond by Bucherer Fine Jewellery. On the right side sits a custom-made Carl F. Bucherer watch.
That’s not all the finery that this bike contains. For something so princely, how can the nuts and bolts be ordinary? That’s why it has gold-plated screws and throttle valves. In addition to that, it’s also said to have 360 diamonds. The heat-resistant LEDs help the throttle valves bask in their full glory.
Harley’s Blue Edition bike is the result of a collaboration between the Swiss watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer and the Harley-Davidson specialist Bündnerbike. In addition to adorning more diamonds that perhaps, the queen herself, the bike will also be supplied with a second Carl F. Bucherer watch. Why, you ask? Bucherer says, “Even when not riding the motorcycle, the buyer will therefore always have a piece of the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking at his or her side.”
Quite obviously, the task of creating a locomotive as grand as this one is not easy. So, it should come as no surprise that it took 2,500 hours to a create this masterpiece.
How the owner of this bike will find it in his/her heart to let this jewelled, royal beast touch the road (if they ever do), is beyond me.