Compiling a list of the Most Expensive New Motorcycles requires a bit of definition. Like nearly every other consumer product, there’s no limit on how high the price tag can run on a custom motorcycle. One-offs and race development bikes can cost millions, and actual retail pricing does not apply. Our list will concentrate on current production motorcycles that you can buy at an authorized dealer or factory in the United States of America.
That still leaves quite a range of bikes from a surprising number of manufacturers. Some of the bikes on our list exist because of a racing connection. They are either bikes intended for track use, or race replicas – exact copies of the bikes that run in race series as part of factory professional teams. Other bikes are halo bikes – fully dressed and accessorized versions of production bikes that are built to show off a manufacturer’s capabilities.
Regardless of their intent, each bike on our list could conceivably be ordered and purchased at a dealer of factory in the USA, assuming that the allotment hasn’t already been spoken for in advance.
Ecosse Moto Works Founder’s Edition Titanium XX (FE Ti XX) – $300,000; Founder’s Edition Titanium (FE Ti) – $200,000; Founder’s Edition (FE Race) – $107,000
The Ecosse FE Ti XX has a titanium chassis and exhaust, and a supercharged V-Twin engine that produces 200 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque. Ecosse Moto Works sells bikes directly from their facility in Denver, Colorado.
Honda RC213V-S – $184,000.
A street version of Honda’s MotoGP bike, the RC213V. Built to the same standards as the race bike, with changes to make it practical to ride on public roads, including a starter motor, a parking stand and a key.
Confederate G2 P51 Combat Fighter – $113,900 in blonde; $119,500 in black.
Built entirely out of 6061 aerospace billet aluminum, the Fighter is the latest in a line of extreme motorcycles from Birmingham, Alabama-based Confederate. Now powered by a proprietary S&S engine, the Fighter promises to be the most ride-worthy bike in the company’s history.
Energica Ego45 – $68,000.
A limited edition of the Italian Energica Ego electric motorcycle — only 45 examples of the Ego45 will be built. Special features include carbon fiber and 3D-printed fairing elements. Like the Ego, the Ego45 is a race-ready sportbike capable of going from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds.
Kawasaki Ninja H2R – $50,000
A supercharged 998cc engine producing 300 hp is at the heart of Kawasaki’s dream bike, the Ninja H2R. Dressed with carbon fiber over a trellis frame, the superbike is capable of speeds over 200 mph.
Harley’s best touring motorcycle gets the benefit of Project Rushmore upgrades this year, and the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) version emerges with a plethora of custom finishes and options. The CVO Road Glide Ultra is the first production H-D to crack the $40,000 barrier.
MV Augusta F4 RC – $40,000.
A race version of MV Agusta’s already potent F4 RR, this beauty features carbon fiber body parts and a 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 212 hp. Painted in racer Leon Camier’s livery, F4 RC production is limited to 250 units.
Ducati Panigale R – $33,995.
For 2016, Ducati’s Panigale R superbike features a 205 hp engine, a lithium-ion battery and a titanium exhaust. Ready for the street or the track on a moment’s notice.