INTRO: There are many things in life that can turn our heads – these luxury motorbikes are certainly among them.
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter
Not something you would expect from a chain of retail stores but they are responsible for the most expensive luxury motorcycle in the world, thanks to its Limited Edition Fighter. When it was released it had a starting price of an already high $110,000. The Fighter ended up on auction for just under ten million euros. Some say the unique body resembles the inside of a watch. It could reach speeds of 190 miles per hour, and only 45 of them were made in this limited edition. Its creator said: “It’s our street-legal sci-fi dream come to life.” €9.9m
Hildebrand & Wolfmuller
This is where it all began with the the first motorcycle ever go on the production. Hildebrand & Wolfmüller manufactures them in Germany from 1894 to 1897. It’s top speed was a mere 28 mph and it weighed in at 110 lbs. The factory closed in 1919 so very few of exist today. You can see one in museums from Germany to Indonesia. €3.14m
One for the speed freaks but you need take lessons at the Ecosse factory before you can drive one. Only ten of these Spirit models were made in the titanium series Three engineers from the US and the UK collaborated on this machine, weighing in at 120 kilos and capable of speeds of up to 370 kph.
1949 E90 AJS Porcupine
Only four versions of the 1949 E90 AJS Porcupine were produced and it is still one of the most legendary motorcycles ever conceived. AJS and driver Les Graham won just one world championship in 1949 driving it – this is the only twin cylinder motorcycle to win the 500cc event. A rare and prestigious title for a very rare bike. €6.3m