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Some Expensive Motorcycles For the Man of Unlimited Means

If you think spending $20k of your hard-earned scratch on a motorcycle is a big deal, you’re playing way out of your league when it comes to these bikes, compadre.

Each and every bike is essentially a one-off work of motorcycle art, and as you well know, it takes some serious money to play around in the art market these days.

On this list, the buy-in to take a seat at the table starts around $100K, so unless you just sold your social networking thingy for more money than it takes to buy Indiana, please step aside and let the real players through to the front of the line.

There are old standbys represented on the following list, like the wild machines from Confederate Motors, but those are the base models on this showroom floor. Hell, you can pick up the latest Confederate X132 Hellcat for the relatively modest sum of $45K, so the action  has moved on into celestially expensive territory in the last few years.

A couple of the bikes on the list come from bespoke racing motorcycle manufacturer NCR, an Italian firm who take already potent and desirable machines from Ducati and squeeze them through a tube until they come out very, very fast indeed.

NCR makes bikes like the Macchia Nera, Italian for “Black Spot,” which will not only burn a hole in your pocket, they’ll burn a hole in the road as well.

Back in 1967, NCR set up shop in Borgo Panigale on the outskirts of Bologna where three gents created a state-of the-art workshop devoted to taking stock Ducati production machines and making them outrageous. What they came up with at the genesis moment of the company, the Ducati 900NCR, took legendary rider Mike Hailwood all the way to the  1978 Formula 1 World Championship on the Isle of Man.

So how did they do their magic? By following the plan which went a little something like this: everything could be improved, made lighter and more powerful. What you got for that was a fast – and horrifically expensive – piece of equipment dedicated to moving at mind-bending speed.

So then, take a walk on the wild side for a minute and allow yourself to dream of what could have been for you had you actually paid attention in school and gone on to become a top swine in the banking industry…

 

Confederate B120 Wraith – $92,500

 

 

Vrus 987 C3 4V – $103,769

 

 

MV Agusta F4CC – $120,000

 

 

MTT Turbine SuperBike – $150,000

 

 

Icon Sheene – $172,000

 

 

NCR Macchia Nera Concept – $225,000

 

 

NCR M16 – $232,500

 

 

Ecosse Titanium Series RR Limited Edition – $275,000

 

Ecosse Titanium Specs
Displacement: 2100.00 ccm (128.14 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Engine details: 45-degree V-Twin. Supercharged.
Power: 200.00 HP (146.0 kW))
Torque: 271.20 Nm (27.7 kgf-m or 200.0 ft.lbs)
Compression: 10.5:1
Bore x stroke: 111.0 x 106.4 mm (4.4 x 4.2 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Chain
Exhaust system: Handcrafted titanium race exhaust
Frame type: Titanium frame, titanium subframe, titanium swingarm.
Rake (fork angle): 27.0°
Front suspension: Öhlins MotoGP-grade TTX Gas forks, fully adjustable with titanium front axle
Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX Racing Shock for ECOSSE, fully adjustable for riding style and seat height
Front tire dimensions: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tire dimensions: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc. ISR custom radial brake system
Rear brakes: Single disc. ISR custom radial brake system
Wheels: 17” clear-coated carbon fiber
Dry weight: 199.6 kg (440.0 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 1.0021 HP/kg
Seat height: 699 mm (27.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Alternate seat height: 775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, highest setting.
Ground clearance: 165 mm (6.5 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,537 mm (60.5 inches)
Oil capacity: 3.70 litres (0.24 quarts)
Instruments: Analog tach and programmable LCD speedometer
Color options: Chassis in brushed titanium. Clear-coated carbon fibe/custom ECOSSE orange pin stripe bodywork.
Comments: Each bike engraved with sequential serial number.