Most Expensive Motorcycle in the World

6 October 2015

Most Expensive Motorcycle in the World

If you’re wondering which is the most expensive motorcycle in the world, Ealuxe has the answer!

We will get there in a second, but first we need to remember about the first motorcycle ever invented: An American named Sylvester Howard Roger designed one of the first motorcycles in the 1860s.

Did you know that in the World Wars motorcycles were used to ease the means of transportation?

As people evolved, motorcycles needed to evolve in order to keep up with our needs. The engines and frames became bigger, sleeker, faster and more powerful.

This kind of transportation is not that expensive as planes, yachts or cars, but they are not for everyone.

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Captain America Harley Davidson Panhead from ‘Easy Rider’ via telegraph.co.uk

Worth a whopping $1.35 million, Captain America Harley Davidson Panhead from ‘Easy Rider‘ is the world’s highest priced motorcycle.

The iconic Harley-Davidson chopper-style motorbike was ridden by Peter Fonda in the classic film ‘Easy Rider’, which makes it also one of the most instantly recognized motorcycles in the world.

Harley-Davidson was not supplying motorcycles for the film due to the ‘outlaw’ image it depicted.

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Captain America Harley Davidson Panhead via pursuitist.com

Complete with authenticating documents including a letter from Peter Fonda, Captain America was designed and built by 2 African-American bike builders, Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy, based on design suggestions from Fonda.

It was a Harley-Davidson FLH police vehicle used by LAPD before it was modified and purchased for the movie role.

Named ‘Captain America’, after Peter Fonda’s character in the 1969 flick, the costliest motorcycle in the world was owned by LA-based collector Michael Eisenberg.

After fierce bidding, we are so pleased that the buyer values this for the cultural icon that it is.‘ Mike Eisenberg declared.

However, just before the motorcycle went under the hammer at the Profiles in History’s auction, which is why its authenticity was questioned, an anonymous buyer purchased it for $1.35 million.

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Captain America Harley Davidson Panhead via sometimesnothingisarealcoolhand.com
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Captain America Harley Davidson Panhead via ultimatemotorcycling.com

This concludes our cover on the most expensive motorcycle in the world!

We hope you enjoyed our article and we will like to know your opinion about the world’s most valuable motorcycle, so make sure you leave it in the comment section below.

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