Few people in this generation will remember Dean and Brando riding
these contemporary animals around. In reality, millennials take a
while to warm up to their fathers’ (and grandfathers’) affection.
Nevertheless, who knows if these same men will still feel the same
way about these classic images of über manliness and coolness when
they are older. So let’s get rolling on this year’s priciest bike rides by
starting the engine.


1. Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter – $11 million:
Given that the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter debuted on
the market for a "humiliating" $110,000, whomever foresaw that it
would subsequently take the top spot on any top ten list of large
bikes is certainly a seer of the highest kind. But all that seems to have
been handled by the original clockwork structure. The bike’s striking
chassis, which was fashioned from a single piece of metal, was a
huge hit with fans. As it turned out, Apple also adopted the same
strategy at the time for its new laptop case. According to many
design professionals, this is styling at its finest, with the vehicle’s
function being accentuated rather than concealed.




2. 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine – $7 million:
The Porcupine has a low centre of gravity thanks to its open frame,
500cc, DOHC twin engine made of aluminium alloy with horizontal
cylinders and heads. It makes use of Teledraulic race forks and "Jam-
pot" shocks. Any prospective bike expert might learn a lot from the
design and manufacturing choices made by AJS, first through the

initial owners and then through the subsequent ones. The veteran
Porcupine, which experienced the Cold War firsthand, spent 20 years
in the Coventry National Motorcycle Museum before being made
accessible to the sophisticated enthusiast with a deep wallet.





3. Ecosse ES1 Spirit – $3.6 million:
You can tell something is up with a bike when a manufacturer asks
even a professional driver to complete a two-week training
programme before attempting to ride one of their models. Why not,
in fact. Since there is no discernible chassis framework, this device
does not meet the standard definition of a two-wheel machine.
Swingarm, rear suspension, and front suspension all connect to the
engine and gearbox, respectively. The much-ballyhooed 265 pounds
of weight is achieved by removing the additional weight involved in
sending front-wheel forces up a thin fork through a steering head
and back down to the rest of the vehicle.



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4. Hildebrand & Wolfmuller – $3.5 million:
History is pricey, but at $3.5 million, your purchase would take you
back to 1894, the year that the first motorbike in mass production
debuted. Before joining forces with Alois Wolfmüller to create their
internal combustion Motorrad in Munich in 1894, Heinrich and
Wilhelm Hidebrand were steam engine engineers. As a result of this
historic occurrence, the two-wheeled metallic, gas-guzzling horses
that had previously dominated the roadways began to go out of style
and remake themselves as symbols of the affluent nobility. The
unique breed of men just moved on. Be ready to sprint and jump
with this old one because there is neither a clutch nor a pedal.




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5. BMS Nehmesis – $3 million:
The yellow glitter and lack of a side stand on the BMS Nehmesis are
the first things you would notice about it, giving it the appearance
that it is marooned on its underbelly. It has a single-sided swingarm
rear suspension and an air-ride system that allows the motorcycle to
be raised 10 inches above the ground or lowered to the ground.
When Nehmesis gently falls on its frame rails when it’s time to park,
a side stand is no longer necessary. For those who are interested in
the yellow glitter, it is 24-karat gold. This clearly justifies the $3
million price tag, and everyone would certainly understand if you
didn’t want to let it leave your home once you bought it.




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6. Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship – $1.5 million:
Teamed up with the renowned rebel cosmic existentialist artist Jack
Armstrong to paint a Harley V-rod yellow and red, and after great
fuss it was initially sold for a flat $1 million. Yet if you acquired a
Cosmic Starship, you might want to pause before flaunting such a
valued possession around. Now what? You could take the painted
pieces off and store them in a vault before replacing them with
standard parts, but that is not a smart course of action. Machine and
art both went out and were priced with that combination in mind.
The next best option is to spend an additional $16,000 and purchase
a V-rod without the art paint already applied to it.



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7. Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike – $500,000:
You are not alone if you think the Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike
eerily resembles a 4-wheel Dodge squeezed on both sides. It’s not
just that the Tomahawk V10 Superbike boasts a V10 four-stroke
Dodge Viper engine, which has enough power to propel any chassis
with more than two wheels and give you the impression that 500
supercharged horses are dragging you along as they prepare to
storm the Bastille. The unique Tomahawk wasn’t completely road-
tested when it was first unveiled in 2003, but it was functional and fit
for the road. With a theoretical top speed of 400 mph, this
Tomahawk is at least capable of hitting 60 mph (96.5 kph) in around
2.5 seconds.





8. Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series – $300,000:
Even though the $300,000 price tag for a large bike was considered
outrageous in 2007, many people still thought it was crazy. How
times have changed; in ten years, a $300,000 motorcycle easily lost
its top spot and is now only good for the eighth-most expensive big
bike in the world. A 2,409cc billet aluminium engine delivering 228PS
of power to the rear wheel powers the FE Ti XX. In order to keep the
weight of the bike low, carbon fibre has been employed extensively.
Berluti, a famed Italian leather expert, handmade the saddle. It has
ceramic media shot-peened exhaust pipes made of grade-9 titanium.



9. Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR M16 – $232,500:
NCR begins with a Desmosedici D16RR that costs $72,500 and
overhauls it to make it faster and more potent. The outcome was the
$232,500 NCR Millona 16 road missile. The M16 is entirely made of

carbon fibre, including the load-bearing components such the frame,
swingarm, and wheels. Carbon also makes up the fuel tank, fairing,
tail, and fenders. Even the bolts are made of titanium or avionic-
grade aluminium for mechanical components. The 989cc V-four
Ducati engine’s stock output is about 175 horsepower, but NCR has
tweaked the M16 to deliver 200+ hp to the pavement. The M16 also
employs race-style electronics with traction control, data recording,
and user-selectable maps. Current-generation MotoGP suspension
aids in putting that power down.




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10. Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nera Concept – $225,000:
The technical performance, designs, frameworks, and outlook of
motorcycles all factor into their pricing. Making them limited edition
by producing only a set number of them is another option. Despite
the fact that Macchia Nera or Block Spot humorously suggests you
could leave a trail of burned pavement behind you while driving it,
the Ducati Macchia Nera may not be able to compete with the other
big bikes on this list in terms of pure speed, but its impressively
lightweight construction (297 pounds) thanks to materials like
titanium and carbon fibre, artistic design work by visionary designer
Aldo Drudi, and the fact that there are only a few of them available
have persuaded most enthusiasts.




written by Zahra

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