51 Weird Motorcycles: "
But then I guess it's art, and art is in the eye of the beholder.
Here are 51 weird and definitely different motorcycles.
Got a few gazillion bucks burning a hole in your biker wallet, or just wanna dream?
If you were made of silly money, you'd forget off-the-shelf superbikes and scoff at run-of-the-mill cruisers, opting instead for wild options that constitute this list of the world's priciest production motorcycles.
The list includes everything from a carbon and kevlar-tanked, supercharged naked bike to a ride that incorporates a particularly effective use of a helicopter turbine engine... so without further ado, here's our list of The 10 Most Expensive Motorcycles in the World.
Ducati's new 162 horsepower Diavel?
Well, the Italian company won't release wet weight figures, but considering its dry mass is a featherweight 463 pounds (or 456 pounds for the Carbon edition), I'd confidently say the Diavel offers a mind (and genre) bending experience for anyone who's ever wanted to break the sound barrier, yet failed to see the attraction behind torture rack sportbikes.
After blasting the Diavel through mountainous roads in Southern Spain, I'm hesitant to even use the word cruiser in the same sentence... what exactly am I talking about, and why the rampant hyperbole? Find out in my 2011 Ducati Diavel Review, and see pics of the bike in this photo gallery.
(Daytona, FL --- February 3, 2011) The Broken Spoke Saloon in Daytona will be the place to be March 4th - 12th for DAYTONA BIKE WEEK 2011. This year’s event is filled with a great lineup of acts paying tribute to rock and roll’s elite, along with a mind-blowing set of motorcycle events. The Broken Spoke Saloon in Daytona is located at 1151 North U.S. Highway 1 in Ormond Beach.
Gallery: Agility Saietta eyes-on
Harley-Davidson's 1200 Custom is a mid-year addition to the 2011 lineup (like the just-announced Blackline) that's either music to the ears of budget-minded buyers, or yet another reason to slam Harley for re-shuffling styling cues and heralding a so-called new bike.
Launching Harley's new 'H-D1' customization program, the 1200 Custom starts at $10,299 and aims at empowering buyers by offering seven ways to switch-up the bike's setup. Wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish can be optioned, ranging from zero dollars (for a solo seat) to $640 (for multiple option custom paint.) Look past its chunky Michelin Scorcher tires, and you'll find the usual underpinnings, including a 1,200cc v-twin that produces 79 ft-lb of torque, a big 4.5 gallon fuel tank, and a low seat height of 26.6 inches.
I'm guessing that though the new 1200 Custom will undoubtedly fuel the fire of H-D critics, it will also bolster the Motor Company's bottom line, given the strong sales of relatively affordably-priced Sportsters of late. But perhaps a deeper question lurks: does Harley have anything more-- um, revolutionary lurking up their sleeve? Take a look at this 2011 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Photo Gallery, and share your thoughts.
Photo © Harley-Davidson; click for gallery"