Motorcycles are not just machines but they are a feeling and a huge number of people share a common love for bikes. While to some they may be just a handlebar on two wheels, to many they are a way of life. Many gearheads would agree that they feel a connection to their bike like no other.
Bike enthusiasts also want to have the best bike around and while they are cheaper compared to cars they still cost a pretty penny. In fact, the most expensive bike can drain multimillion dollars from someone’s account.
There are also different categories that each bike falls into and each has varying costs, the most expensive café racer might not be as expensive as the most expensive sports bike unless it has a rich history or was owned by someone famous.
This beautiful beast Ducati Testa Stretta NCR Macchia Nerais a concept bike known for its design and ergonomics rather than its speed when it comes to expensive bikes. Although it produces a staggering 185 HP it is a less powerful machine when compared to some of the other expensive bikes on this list.
It has a 6-speed transmission and uses EFI in a chain drive. It also has powerful front double disc Brembo brakes and a single disc brake at the rear to control the 185 horses it produces.
Ducati Desmosedici D16RR NCR: $232,500
Another Ducati to make the list is the Desmosedici D16RR NCR which is a reworked Desmosedici D16RR. The bike has a 989cc engine capable of 197.3 horsepower and a mighty 11.8 kgm of torque. This sportbike is a juggernaut when it comes to speed reaching 303 km/h (188 mph).
The bike is also equipped with dual semi-floating 330 mm Brembo disc brakes and Single 240 mm disc brakes giving it enough stopping power. While its specs may tell otherwise it is road legal.
Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series: $300,000
The Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series raised a lot of eyebrows when they were released due to the enormous price tag that comes with them.
Although in the past the bike offered the best in class specs, it might seem shy for a bike of its price now. However, the bike’s specs are still staggering for those used to the regular street fighter producing 20 hp.
The bike pulls 200 horsepower and manages an astonishing 271.20 Nm of torque. It can also reach 315 kph (195.732 mph).
Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike: $550,000
You know a bike is serious when it has 4 wheels, while some might argue that 4 wheels in an engine may not classify it as a bike the Tomahawk has a chassis of a bike and an engine that reaches an incredible top speed of 420 mph (675.9 km/hr).
The bike also pulls 500 hp and also matches the horsepower with 525 lb-ft (712 N⋅m) of torque. According to fastestmotorcycle, it is the fastest motorcycle on the planet.
Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship: $1.5 million
When one of the most prestigious bike companies in the world busts out an artistic design and names it Cosmic Starship it will be one of the best bikes around.
With a gorgeous design and Jack Armstrong’s artwork gracing its design the bike has a Harley engine underneath and Harley’s need no introduction. Producing 115 horses and 74 ft. lbs. of torque the bike may not be special when it comes to specs but kills in design.
A regular V-Rod would only set you back $16,000 but with Jack Armstrong's art, we guess it might be special.
BMS Nehmesis: $3 million
The BMS Nehmesis looks like it belongs in one of the Tron or Mad Max films with its rustic futuristic design. It has 24-karat gold paint and that might explain the price.
But the chopper also has a 1000cc engine and pulls monstrously high numbers when it comes to specs and horsepower.
The Yamaha BMS Chopper: $3 million
Tying with another chopper on this list, The Yamaha BMS Chopper has a 1700 cc engine to go with the 24 karat gold exterior and has a red velvet upholstered seat.
The bike is a mechanical art also pulls heftily like its cousin the BMS Nehmesis.
Ecosse ES1 Spirit: $3.6 Million
This bike makes even the most experienced riders take a two-week course if they want to ride the bike. Pulling 200 horses and having a V4 engine capable of 189.84 Nm torque the monster sportbike can reach up to 370.1 km/h (230 mph).
The hefty price is also justified by the looks of the bike which screams out asphalt and racing circuit. This may not be the most practical bike but at $3.6 million bikes are not for the pragmatic.
1949 E90 AJS Porcupine: $7 Million
A state of the art machine in its time in 1949, the bike may not be as flashy as modern superbikes and marvels but it offers a rich history and has only 4 units to go around.
Les Graham won the 1949 World Championship with one of these machines and it is for the emotional bike history buff rather than the sportbike enthusiast.
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter: $11 million
At $11 million the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter is the most expensive bike on the planet and is famous for its steampunk design and bare looks. More like a piece of art than a bike it offers its riders the ability to turn heads wherever they go.
It can reach speeds of up to 190 mph and has a 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin engine. Famed for its evolutionary design the machine has a relatively primitive 5-speed gearbox but will be enough for those who want design rather than road tearing speeds.