If you’re at all into the custom motorcycle scene, then you know the name Shinya Kimura. The Tokyo-born custom motorcycle builder has created some spectacular machines unlike virtually everything else out there. While the bikes surely are unique, if you want to know what makes a man like this tick, watch the video above. As […]
World’s Most Expensive Motorcycle Is Made From Gold
Having more money than you know what to do with I suppose could be a burden. Not that I know what it feels like (nor will I ever), but just look at this. What you see here is the dream child of wealthy Turkish motorcycle enthusiast, Tarhan Telli.
His custom mythological-themed motorcycle is highlighted by a Medusa sculpture on the gas tank, with serpents reaching around to the tail section. The bike took over a year to build, utilizes a 1801cc RevTech V-Twin, pumps out 125 horses, has six gears, weighs over 700 pounds, and has a frame made entirely of gold.
Telli is keeping the actual cost of the bike a secret, but experts predict the value of the frame alone to be over $1 million. He’s even submitted an entry to the Guinness Book of World Records for the title of World’s Most Expensive Motorcycle. The title is currently held by the MTT Turbine Superbike, which “only” cost $185,000.
You’ll also notice the aged and weathered aesthetic to the bike. Telli wanted to avoid the shine of gold or chrome, and instead used rugged, almost industrial-looking materials to balance out the bling factor of the gold. If you look closely, you’ll even notice the seat has studs and fringes around the perimeter.
What do you think of this uber-expensive custom motorcycle? Too much? Not enough? Or just right? Look at the photo gallery for more pictures of the bike, then tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.