A man on a motorcycle, especially if he looks appropriate, is not just a style, but also courage. There is a certain chic in possessing a two-wheeled beast, which allows you to feel the speed of movement as much as possible. Moreover, this can be a confirmation of the status and significance, because some motorcycles at their cost exceed even the most elite cars. Let’s talk about the most expensive motorcycles in history.
Ecosse Sprit ES1.
Ecosse Sprit ES1 is on the first place. The gap in cost from competitors is simply great, which is not surprising – indeed, leading designers of Formula 1 participate in the design. But the opinion of the buyer, who does not regret 3.6 million dollars for the exclusive, when creating the appearance of a motorcycle, is certainly taken into account. The motorcycle series is only 10 copies. The company Ecosse Moto Works Inc. Specializes in the production of expensive exclusive motorcycles for “those enthusiasts who understand the difference.” The company was founded in the USA in 2001 by a fan of motorcycle business Donald Atchinson. The bike is equipped with a lot of ergonomic devices, it is built on the basis of the most advanced composite materials, you can adjust the engine performance to the desired parameters, and there is also an electronic control system of the systems. The motorcycle weighs only 120 kilograms, and the power of 200 hp. This allows him to reach speeds of 400 km / h, truly formulating. Everything in a motorcycle is subject to aerodynamics. Even the design provides for the location of the driver’s feet much closer to each other than in other vehicles. This greatly reduces the drag of the bike. This model is produced with two types of wheels – for experienced riders and for riders of extra-class.
The second place is given to the bike company Dodge – model Dodge Tomahawk. The cost of such a device is 550 thousand dollars. It was presented to the general public in 2003 and was remembered for its unusual design. Designers from DaimlerChrysler decided that each of their new creations should plunge the respectable audience into a state of admiration. The front and rear wheels are doubled, there is a small distance of a few centimeters between both of them and each has its own independent suspension. This design was required to take the torque from a ten-cylinder engine with a volume of 8.3 liters. As a result, the power of the bike was 500 hp, and up to 96 km / h acceleration occurs in 2.5 seconds. The lucky winner theoretically can accelerate to 480 km / h, which so far no one has dared to test in practice. The technical capabilities of a motorcycle, without taking into account wind resistance, in general allow reaching an incredible 676 km / h. The official slogan of the bike: “Just that life has become more extreme, much more extreme.”
Ecosse Heretic Titanium.
The third place is occupied by Ecosse Heretic Titanium, which the manufacturer offers for 273 thousand dollars. The name “Titanic heretic” is directly related to its appearance – in fact the bike is equipped with a titanium frame and weighs about 200 kg. All nine parts of the motorcycle cladding are made of carbon fiber, and the wheels are made of it. There is a special racing titanium exhaust. The fork tilt can be adjusted from 25 to 29 degrees, and the suspension is fully adjustable. Motorcycles are assembled exclusively by hand by the specialists of Ecosse. Each detail, like the bike itself, has its own individual number. It is he who will be listed on the exclusive wristwatch that comes with the purchase. Motorcycles are equipped with an impressive engine with a capacity of 2.15 liters and a power of more than 200 hp. The twisting moment at it is 295 Н.м. True, it is unlikely to get such a bike – a limited series of 10 pieces sold out for a long time.
Ducati 1198S Scuderia from Red Fenix.
Ducati, the famous motorcycle manufacturer, could not be out of this list. Ducati 1198S Scuderia from Red Fenix costs 204 thousand dollars.The owner will receive in his use a chassis class elite bikes World Cup. Magnesium wheels 17 inches in diameter, there is a 47 mm K-Service fork, and the cladding elements are made of carbon fiber. Lovers of savings are offered to the same model 1198R, the weakest by only 10 hp, but also worth twice cheaper. The 2009 model has a dry weight of 170 kg, the engine capacity is 1.2 liters.
Macchia Nera Concept Bike.
Not much inferior to the previous model of the Macchia Nera Concept Bike, its price is $ 201,000. Its creator, the Italian company NCR, is preparing the concept for the series. The motorcycle has a fresh and aggressive design, which he owes to the famous Italian designer Aldo Drudi. The engine at the bike from Ducati Testastretta 998, it is tuned to the sporty style of driving. The power of the motorcycle is 185 hp, and the weight is only 135 kg. An electronic step transmission can be programmed as desired. The low weight of the motorcycle became possible thanks to the use of titanium alloys and carbon structures. Due to this the weight of the skeleton of a motorcycle is only 4 kg. In the course of the development the designers closely communicated with the company Poggipolini titanium artistry, which has extensive experience in using the most up-to-date materials in MotoGP, F1, and in space technologies.
MTT Turbine Superbike.
Next comes the unique model – MTT Turbine Superbike. This motorcycle for 200 thousand dollars became famous for the fact that there is an aviation turbine installed. In the Hollywood film “Torque” the hero is just riding on this motorcycle, which showed itself as fast as a hurricane and was dispersed with a piercing sound reminiscent of the take-off of a fighter. Manufacturer, the American company MTT, offers buyers only 5 of these motorcycles a year. It is noteworthy that this is the only bike with a gas turbine engine that is allowed to move on ordinary roads, which is more like a turboprop aircraft or a helicopter. The development is based on the aircraft Rolls Royce Allison 250, specially modified for the motorcycle. At this gas turbine engine weighing 61.2 kg the power is outputted to the shaft. As a result, the maximum torque is 52000 rpm, and the power is 320 hp. The motorcycle itself weighs 227 kg. The transmission has an automatic two-stage transmission, there is also the possibility of manual switching. Brave, not afraid of such torque and power, can accelerate on the MTT Turbine Superbike to 365.3 km / h. Behind the motorcycle is a camera, which broadcasts the picture on a color LCD display. In the standard set with a motorcycle is a radar detector, which looks for them in the space in front and behind. It is worth noting that here the 17-inch wheels are made of carbon, and the aircraft engine can use as fuel not only kerosene, but also conventional diesel fuel.
For 135 thousand dollars you can buy a real Italian dream – MV-Augusta F4CC. Initials of CC belong to Claudio Castiglioni, the general director of the manufacturer. He decided to attach his name to the F4 model, since the model obtained is the limit of his dreams. The very same model has long been a brand in the world of motors. Legendary brand has won more than 75 world titles and universal recognition. The motorcycle gives the impression of a graceful and beautiful woman in a black dress. Between colored areas and naked black surfaces there is a deliberate contrast. By themselves, the hull, fuel tank and exhaust pipe look like samples of modern architecture. In the hierarchical ladder of the F4 series, the SS model is the very top. It differs from more commercial versions in that about 90% of the details are made by hand. In the event of a fall, the brake and clutch levers “fold”. The volume of the engine in the model is 1078 cubes, and the maximum power is 200 hp. The exhaust system is made of titanium, and the clutch piston is manufactured individually.Here we use new monoblock Brembo Racing brakes, comprising forks and a mono-shock absorber. As a result, the dry weight of the bike is 187 kilograms. The run of the supermotocycle, of course, limited – only 100 copies.
Ducati Desmosedici RR.
Another Ducati model, the Ducati Desmosedici RR, costs $ 72500. This is the first replica of the grand series prototype Desmosedici GP6. Here everything is subordinated to the spirit of MotoGP racing – appearance, aerodynamics, characteristics and even color scheme. As in the original model, the super-lightweight carbon fairing retained its shape. The front of the motorcycle looks pretty predatory, this contributes to the daring design of the headlights. The corporate identity can easily be seen in the direction indicators, which are integrated into the mirror housings. The instrument panel looks intentionally rude, but it corresponds to the spirit of racing. Ducati technology was able to create a motorcycle in 200 hp. with desmodromic L-shaped 4-cylinder engine Testastretta Evolution with liquid cooling, received 4 valves per cylinder, and a proprietary desmodromic gas distribution mechanism. In this bike, the working volume of the engine is 989 cubes, and the torque is 11.8 kg / m at 10 500 rpm. Despite the high cost of these motorcycles was released about 15 thousand pieces.