Supercars and hypercars commanding a price tag in crores isn't unheard of but what about their two-wheeler counterparts? Are they equally pricey? ZigWheels takes a look at the 10 most expensive (not to mention insane) production motorcycles in the world!
For many, a motorcycle is just a utilitarian mode of transport that gets them from point A to B while for some others it's a means of self expression and a passion. Imagine if you have all the money in the world and need a bike that can share garage space with your swanky Rolls-Royce or sporty Ferrari with equal panache? For such niche customers there exists a very rare breed of bikes which apart from their incredible craftsmanship and performance sport a price tag that can put many sports and luxury cars to shame. Here's a look at the current top 10 most expensive production motorcycles:
10, Vyrus 987 C3 4V V (Volumex)
Price : $1,03,769 (Rs 57 lakh)
If Bruce Wayne had to buy a motorcycle then the Vyrus 987 C3 4V V would be definitely his weapon of choice. It not only looks like a motorcycle from another planet but rides also like one, instead of traditional steering arrangement where forks are used up-front, the Vyrus employs hub-centre steering and front swingarm which is parallel to the tarmac. The C3 4V V is the brainchild of Ascanio Rodorigo who used to work for Bimota in the early '80s and the bike is powered by a Ducati-sourced 1198cc V-twin engine which has been further supercharged to pump out 214PS of power while weighing just 154kg.
9, MV Agusta F4CC
Price : $1,20,000 (Rs 66 lakh)
When the CEO of Italian exotic motorcycle brand MV Agusta gives his name to a bike then it is clear that the end product has to be spectacular. The MV Agusta F4CC where CC stands for Claudio Castiglioni is according to the company’s boss the most extreme expression of the brand MV Agusta. Powering the F4CC is a 1,078cc mill competent enough to pump 203PS of power and enables the bike to attain a top speed of 315 kph. Though visually the bike looks similar to the standard F4, according to company officials around 90 per cent of the entire superbike has been crafted using custom-built parts. To keep the weight of the bike as low as possible titanium has been used guards in the intake and the air outlets along with the classic four-pipe exhaust system. Carbon fibre has been employed in crafting the bikes body panels and fenders whereas the single-sided swingarm to the rear wheel is made entirely of magnesium. Only 100 examples of the F4CC would be built and each would set the owner back by $1,20,000 or Rs 66 lakh. Along with every bike the owner would be gifted a Girard-Perregaux Laureato EVO3 F4CC wristwatch worth $ 22,856 or Rs12.5lakh which would be also limited to 100 units.
by Arun Mohan Nadar
Posted on May 20, 2013 9:17 IST Views: 385845