The price of an average-Joe, beginner motorcycle is typically between $5,000 and $10,000.
But as you’re about to find out, the most expensive motorcycles can be upwards of $100,000.
That’s quite a difference in price. What makes these costly bikes so valuable? Read on to find out more about the most expensive motorcycle models in the world.
1. Ecosse Moto Works Founder’s Edition Titanium XX
Did you expect the most expensive motorcycle to be made by one of the common names, like Harley Davidson or Suzuki?
If so, you’re in for a surprise. The most expensive drive-able motorcycle is from Ecosse Moto Works, and it costs a whopping $300,000.
This baby features a hand-brushed titanium chassis, custom head pipes and titanium mufflers, and carbon fiber wheels and bodywork. Not to mention its 200 horsepower and 200 ft-lbs of torque.
2. Suzuki AEM Carbon Fiber Hayabusa
Depending on who you ask, the Suzuki Hayabusa reigns supreme as the fastest street-legal, production motorcycle.
And at a price of $200,000 the carbon fiber version is nearly the most expensive, too.
In this case, the high price is mostly due to the bike’s carbon fiber materials. This innovative design makes the bike lighter and therefore faster.
It’s worth noting that at speeds of nearly 200mph, you’ve got to be careful. Here are some tips on what to do if you’re ever in a motorbike accident.
3. Honda RC213V-S
The Honda RC213V is a Moto-GP racebike designed for competition. Honda decided to add the S and keep eighty percent of the parts to deliver the closest available street-legal motorbike.
The bike is reportedly very similar to the Moto-GP version, not only in name but in performance, as well. But of course, sacrifices were made to achieve its street-legal status.
If you’re fortunate enough to shell out $184,00 for one of these puppies, Honda sells an accompanying Sports Kit so you can the most out of your purchase.
If not, check out these five motorcycle accessories that are a little easier to get your hands on.
4. MTT Y2K Turbine Superbike
The MTT Y2K Turbine Superbike is one powerful vehicle. It boasts 420 horsepower, more than double that of the Ecosse Moto Works Founder’s Edition bike.
Fortunately and unfortunately, you can’t just go out and buy one. Every bike is made-to-order for each individual customer.
But this uniqueness is going to cost you. $175,000 to be exact. If you’re going to dish that out, we recommend getting your money’s worth by taking this bike to the racetrack and taking advantage of its top speed.
5. Icon Sheene
The late Barry Sheene was an award-winning professional motorcyclist. The Icon Sheene is Icon’s way of paying tribute to Barry and his accomplishments.
Only 52 will be produced worldwide, but according to their website, you can still order one today.
Should you decided to fork over the $172,000, you’ll get to enjoy a custom fitting session with Barry Sheene’s teammate Steve Parrish. You’ll also have the option of purchasing a hand-painted Icon Sheene helmet.
6. Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter
The P51 Combat Fighter is far from one of those lightweight racing bikes. This one-of-a-kind machine is made from nearly 600lbs of aircraft-grade aluminum.
The word on the street is that there are only a few spots left to reserve one of these babies for yourself, but don’t even think about it unless you’ve actually got $125,000 in the bank.
There is a nonrefundable $40,000 payment to make your reservation.
If you’d rather spend that money to create a vehicle of your own, check out Mayco International for state-of-the-art interior modules.
7. Arch Motorcycles KRGT-1
You might be surprised at who is behind the KRGT-1. We might have guessed a professional athlete, but it’s actually an acclaimed actor.
Keanu Reeves co-founded Arch Motorcycles along with bike designer Gard Hollinger after Hollinger created a custom ride for him.
Like many of the other bikes on this list, KRGT-1s are unique to their owners. Each one is custom-tailored to provide a personalized ride, for a price of $78,000.
8. Ducati Desmosedici RR
Want to ride in style like Tom Cruise? Cruise was the first of only 300 Americans to get their hands on the Desmosedici RR.
Needless to say, these bikes are pretty rare. But, despite their $72,500 price tag, they shouldn’t be locked away in garages.
The RR stands for Racing Replica – this bike is a road-legal version of Ducati’s Moto-GP racing bike, making it from 0-60mph in less than three seconds.
9. Energica Ego 45 $68,000
When many people think of electric vehicles, they picture small, unattractive cars. The Energica Ego 45 is here to turn those stereotypes around.
This is a fast and fierce electric bike with 145hp and a top speed of 150mph. It also comes with modern capabilities, such as Parking Assist and Bluetooth connectivity.
It’s quite the chunk of change at $68,000, but you can justify it by reminding yourself that you’re saving the planet.
10. Bimota BB3 $54,000
On paper, the Bimota BB3 and the BMW S1000RR are nearly the same. They share an engine, a horsepower of 200, and a weight of 394lbs.
Bimota boasts that this is their fastest stock motorcycle yet. It is completely welded by hand with top-of-the-line materials and supposedly reaches maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
It’s the cheapest bike on this list, yet owners have complained that they don’t feel the price tag of $54,000 is entirely justified.
Which of the Most Expensive Motorcycle Models Is Your Favorite?
Would you shell out enough money for any of these costly motorbikes? It’s no question that owning something this impressive would be fun, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility.
One thing is for sure: if you do end up with one of these crazy machines, you’ll be the one in your friend group to own the most expensive motorcycle.
Hopefully, your motorcycle never gives you any problems. But if it does, consult this article for the five things you should check when your bike won’t start.