The most expensive motorcycles currently in production
Let’s just say you’ve made it big out there in the world, bought a billion-dollar mansion somewhere along the coast or up in the mountains, and you have enough space to indulge with all sorts of gadgetry and machines.
But for that whiff of pure unadulterated freedom, you know you need one motorcycle that can truly make sense of all of that. An experience no other motorcycle could possibly give. Which one’s going to be your tool?
Here’s our way of spoiling you for choices. A list of those breathtaking machines on two wheels you could buy right now that are truly made for opulence, opportunities, and most vividly, to make a statement.
A motorcycle worth a $ 1 million is coming your way, and it is special
Live supercar show “Top Marques Monaco” is moving this year with a sensational line-up of vehicles confirmed for its 15th-anniversary edition including brand-new supercars, rare classic cars, and an exceedingly rare million-dollar motorbike.
Yes, a motorcycle that has six zeros’ on its price tag. This is an extremely Limited Edition bike that’s called the "T12 MASSIMO" that was the final brainchild of Massimo Tamburini, also known as the ’Michelangelo of Motos’. Only 12 of these samples will be ever made, each for a million bucks.
The mighty BMW HP4’s engine lasts only for 3100 miles.
You know that it is a big deal when BMW themselves call the HP4 ‘the most exclusive BMW motorcycle of all time’. And if you are hunting for one of these now, you may probably be very late. Even if you have $78,000 on you to spare, as only a handful of 750 will be built by the German technocrats.
Assuming you have already placed an order for yourself and are one amongst the 80 units dedicated to the states, know that this strictly track-only bike will roughly last you somewhere between 10 to 15 full blown track days at your favourite circuit. And after that, it’s time for a brand new engine swap.
Oh, to be a motorcycle historian in Europe. Such fertile ground to ply one’s trade, with rich, regional and cultural influences covering the last century and more. The name “Beemer” stands out from the crowd as one of the oldest, and most successful, of the early European manufacturers still in business today, and it is against this backdrop that BMW unveiled its R5 “Hommage” at the 2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Built as a tribute piece meant to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the original BMW R5, the Hommage serves as a fairly faithful reproduction with a decidedly contemporary bent.
Continue reading for my look at the BMW R5 “Hommage.”
BMW has launched four new special edition models to celebrate the GS model’s 30th anniversary. The bikes, which are R1200GS and Adventure, F800 and F650GS models, mainly stand out thanks to the new BMW Motorrad Motorsport paintscheme, decals, handguards, spoked wheels, red seats and tinted windscreens.
These modern machines pay tribute to the first GS model, the famous 1980 R80GS, also acknowledged as being one of the first enduro bikes around, also thanks to its Dakar success. BMW’s celebration range is called “30 Years GS” and you can check out each model’s details after the jump.
There’s nothing wrong with BMW wanting their S1000RR superbike to teach the Japanese liter bikes a lesson – and considering the Beemer’s 193hp and 403.5 lb dry weight, not to mention the $13,800 MSRP, the German giant has all the chances to do so - , but when we heard about the BMW S1000RR Carbon Edition, the first reactions sounded something like “this is just too good to be true” and, yes, we can’t take our eyes off this very exclusive motorcycle.
As the name suggests, the fairing is made of carbon fiber, but BMW options such as traction control, ABS and alarms are all standard on the special edition model. Also, the Akrapovic full exhaust system increases power with as much as 10hp while smoothening mid-range torque. Sounds great to us and with an MSRP of €24,990 ($35,685), the Carbon Edition can make a rider feel extremely proud of his new acquisition.
BMW has recently revealed the HP2 Sport Motorsport, a limited edition of the HP2 Sport, which will be available in Europe in a limited number of only 400 units.
The Motorsport edition stands apart from the standard model thanks to the special color scheme, identical to that of the motorcycle with which BMW participated in the World Endurance Championship.
Until the release of the S 1000 RR superbike, the HP2 Sport was the sportiest model in the German manufacturer’s model range, while also representing the technological pinnacle in matter of boxer engines. The air/oil cooled two-cylinder engine develops 133hp and 115 Nm and the bike has a dry weight of only 178 kg / 392.4 lbs. Hit the jump for a video of the standard model in action.
At the beginning of 2010, BMW will sell a limited number (only 68 units, to be precise) of BMW F800R Chris Pfeiffer replicas for the old continent only.
Based on the standard F800R, the bike will come with a blue/white/red paintjob and a sticker kit to be fitted by the rider itself. Also, the rear wheel is painted black and the front one white, just like on Pfeiffer’s bike. Given the fact that this is a stunt bike replica, there is no need for a headlamp mini fairing, while the Akrapovic street legal end-can is a must. LED items complete the package.
How’s that for a way to honor a four time world and European stunt champion?
BMW Germany launches a limited edition version of the G 450 X model. Called Factory Replica, the bike is meant to celebrate BMW’s full-season participation in the World Enduro Championship (WEC) as well as the good results obtained in the German Cross Country Championship (GCC) and the third place in Erzberg Rodeo.
The Factory Replica features graphics that were inspired by the above mentioned competitions, but also a stainless steel Akrapovic silencer and an extra chain guard.
BMW fans of the respective competitions should start digging in their pockets for €8,759 ($12,260) because BMW offers the G 450 X Factory Replica starting July 15 and until September 30.