Motorcycles, like cars, are collector’s items and similarly, they are also preferred for the style, performance, and speed. There are motorcycles built to give lovers a perfect ride with many features to enhance speed and power.
Acceleration is an important feature of any motorcycle. However, to make it accelerate nicely and smoothly, advanced technology would have to go into making it. Engines must be specialized to perform certain tasks while other features are customized to accommodate the modifications that have been made.
Here is a list of the 10 most expensive production motorcycles in the world.
10 Vyrus 987 C3 4V V (Volumex)
The Vyrus 987 C3 4V V is a production motorcycle that weighs only 154kg. It does not use traditional steering as it utilizes a combination of hub-center steering and front swingarm. The list of awesome features even goes on. Its engine is a Ducati made 1198cc V-twin engine that produces 214PS of power. Considering how light it weighs, it is quite a powerful bike making it one of the most powerful super bikes known to man. It is also one of the most expensive at $103,769.
9 MV Agusta F4CC
For $120,000, motorcyclists can enjoy a work of art by Claudio Castiglioni. According to him, he had been dreaming of creating a special bike so he had to make sure that it’s something spectacular and unique. Making a dream bike come to life requires sophisticated technology and the most cutting edge equipment. Otherwise, it won’t be spectacular. Most of the parts used to create the F4CC had to be customized so even though it may look similar to the regular or standard F4, there are actually specifications in its engine and body. With its ability to pump up 203PS of power, it can attain a top speed of 315 kph.
8 NCR MH TT (Mike Hailwood)
As a tribute to the legendary racer Mike Hailwood, NCR came up with a model that modernized the Ducati 900 NCR, which he used when he nabbed his most popular victory. The color scheme is similar to the original model but many specifications have been made. NCR fabricated some components in order to make it as powerful as it is. Compared to the original model, this one is much lighter as titanium was the material used to make the rods and tubes while the body panels are made of carbon fiber. Only 12 replicas will be made by NCR which are priced at $126,000.
7 Confederate B120 Wraith
Perhaps what stands out the most about the B120 Wraith is its appearance. It surely does not look similar to any kind of super bike out there and its performance is also rather different. First, the look. The B120 Wraith has a bicycle-like seat on a cantilevered pedestal without the fuel tank between the knees. The front suspension and frame is made of carbon fiber which offers a functional design. The bike accelerates quickly thanks to its brilliant design. Its price is $135,000 and is ideal for those who don’t have a need for speed but are happy enough to ride a stylish bike.
6 NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special
On the first glance, the NCR Leggera somewhat resembles a standard Ducati Hypermotard but with features like carbon ceramic brakes and carbon bodywork and wheels, this masterpiece is way more special and unique. Its 1160cc motor allows 125hp but the cherry on top is the full NCR Corse engine treatment. And that’s why it has ‘special’ added to its name. The titanium valves and magnesium engine enable this super bike to reach 132hp. Speed does not come cheap as the NCR Leggera 1200 Titanium Special comes at the hefty price of $145,000.
5 Icon Sheene
Tribute bikes make perfect special edition models, and Icon understands that. So much so that they came up with a super bike to pay tribute to Barry Sheene. The Icon Sheene is a 200 mph motorbike with a hand-built, Garrett turbocharged Suzuki GSX1400 air-cooled lump. Its custom made Spondon tubular frame is complemented by an aluminum Fabrication Techniques swing-arm. Only 52 models of the Icon Sheene will be produced as it was the age when the legendary racer died. However, each bike is unique. Each of the models will have a different design and they contain an image of a card from the regular deck. It is priced at $172,000.
4 MTT Y2K Superbike
The MTT Y2K Superbike is a remake of the MTT Y2K made in the year 2000. The modifications will include a Rolls Royce C20B gas turbine engine which is capable of 420bhp. Faster than a car, the Y2K Superbike can reach a top speed of 365km/h all thanks to the stock engine which can pump up to 324PS of power. It can accelerate from 0 to 200mph in 5.4 seconds which is why this revolutionary remake is sold at $175,000.
3 NCR Macchia Nera
In English, Macchia Nera means black spot. This motorbike is known for two things, power and lightness. The frame is made of titanium while the tank is made of carbon fiber. It was designed by Aldo Drudi who was hoping to bring to life his ultimate expression of a motorbike. Weighing in at 135kg, it has an engine that reaches 185hp. It is craftsmanship at its finest and to own it would cost $225,000.
2 NCR m16
From its conception, the idea for the NCR M16 was for it to be the most exclusive motorbike in the entire world by using the strongest and lightest materials. Its frame, swing-arm, and wheels are made with carbon fiber. It weighs as little as 145kg without gas. It uses the latest generation MotoGP suspension in the front and rear so there is no question as to how it reaches 200 horsepower. It is indeed a work of art and to drive it would cost $232,500.
1 Ecosse Titanium Series Fe Ti XX
The most expensive motorbike in the world is the Ecosse Titanium Series Fe Ti XX, which is priced at $300,000. What makes its price tag very hefty is the 2,409cc billet engine. With 225 horsepower at the rear wheel, it is Ecosse highest horsepower figure ever. It uses carbon fiber all over and its saddle is made out of high-end Italian leather from Berluti. Since people will most likely not spend a third of a million dollars on a super bike, only 13 of these were made.