Most Expensive Motorcycles In 2022
If money’s no object and you’ve got cash to burn, these two-wheeled exotics ought to be on your shopping listby Punya Sharma, on
Contrary to popular belief, money CAN buy happiness and, if you’re a motorcycling enthusiast like we are, chances are happiness equals adrenaline-pumping motorcycles. Now that we’re on the same page, we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered (at least once in your life) about the bikes you’d buy if money was not a factor (read limitation) and that’s exactly what this article will help you discover. So, here are the five most expensive motorcycles that money can buy in 2022.
Here’s What Makes The Cut:
- Only production motorcycles are included here, both track-only and road-legal ones
- No exotic bikes which have been discontinued (Honda RC 213V-S, Ducati Desmosedici etc.
- No “pre-order” motorcycles yet to go into production}
Kawasaki Ninja H2 R - $56,500
Going in decreasing order, the most expensive motorcycle here is the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R.
If you don’t already know (get out from under the rock), the H2 R is Kawasaki’s track-only, supercharger-equipped, carbon fiber-laden top-of-the-line “hyper” sportbike. Right from its radical design with a mirror finish, to its soul-shaking exhaust note with the signature supercharger “whistle”, everything makes the H2 R as special as ever.
Oh, and did we mention it makes 310 horsepower and 121.5 pound-feet of torque?
As you’d expect from a bike like this, the purchase window is pretty narrow and it’s currently closed. However, expect it to open once again in a few months’ time for the 2023 H2 R.
Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide - $49,999
While the two-wheeled Harley range ends at a not-so-low $44,899, the three-wheeled Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide takes things up a notch and not just in terms of money.
The CVO Tri Glide is Harley-Davidson’s flagship trike, and it isn’t just a three-wheeled iteration of the CVO. Instead, Harley engineers create the CVO Tri Glide from scratch allowing not only a unique riding experience but also unlocking an array of electronic aids to make life easier.
Topping off the package are features like chrome wheels, an infotainment system, Rockford Fosgate speakers, heated seats, and LED lighting, all capable of putting some similarly priced cars to shame.
Lightning LS-218 - $46,888
Surprise surprise! Slotting in third place is the Lightning LS-218 electric motorcycle. Now although prices start from $38,888, we’re considering the top-spec 20kWh battery version here that retails at $46,888.
The 20kWh battery pack helps power the 150kW (200 horsepower) motor, both working in conjunction to return a claimed range of 160-180 miles and a staggering top speed of 218mph.
In addition, the LS-218 goes on to boast top-shelf suspension, Brembo brakes, and forged aluminum alloys.
MV Agusta Rush 1000 - $45,598
In recent years, MV Agusta has somewhat become like KTM, focusing mainly on naked motorcycles, and sitting atop MV’s 2022 lineup is the $45,598 Rush 1000.
Derived from the Brutale 1000 RR, the Rush 1000 is a hyper-naked motorcycle pumping out 208 horsepower and 86 pound-feet. Couple this with the Rush’s 410-pound dry weight and this is nothing short of a ballistic missile in action. Luckily, there’s no shortage of electronic aids to help you control this monster.
Ducati Panigale V4 SP2 - $39,500
Who would’ve thought that the most “affordable” motorcycle here would come from the house of Borgo Panigale, but it has, and it is the Ducati Panigale V4 SP2.
Priced at almost $40,000, the V4 SP2 is the current flagship Ducati motorcycle and packs truckloads of top-shelf components, such as:
- Brembo Stylema R caliper
- WSBK-derived dry clutch
- Most extensive suite of Ducati electronic aids
- Carbon fiber wheels
- Öhlins suspension
Meanwhile, topping all this is the 1,103cc, four-cylinder engine pumping out 210 horsepower and 90.6 pound-feet.
Which one out of all these two-wheeled exotics, would you take home? Comment down below!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Which bike is the most expensive?
A: The Kawasaki Ninja H2 R is the most expensive production bike on sale priced at $56,500. There are more expensive bikes out there, but either they’re rare finds or yet to go into production.
Q: How much is a high-end motorcycle?
A: A high-end motorcycle can start from as low as $10,000 going up to as high as $50,000.
Q: What is the fastest motorcycle in the world?
A: The fastest motorcycle in the world (currently in production) is the Kawasaki Ninja H2 R which makes over 300 horsepower and can surpass 250mph.
|Kawasaki Ninja H2R||$56,500|
|Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide||$49,999|
|MV Agusta Rush 1000||$45,598|
|Lightning LS-218 (20kWh)||$46,888|
|Ducati Panigale V4 SP2||$39,500|