Perhaps at some point, you’ve wondered what the world’s most expensive motorcycle looked like; maybe you’ve got the cash and you’re looking to add one to your bike collection, or for educational purpose, or just for the heck of it.
Swiss watch and jewelry company Bucherer has unveiled the Harley-Davidson “Blue Edition”, a one-of-a-kind model handmade for over 2,500 working hours, in conjunction with Bündnerbike, incorporating embellishments from the esteemed watchmakers and jewelers. Priced at 1.888 million Swiss Francs which is around the same figure in US Dollar (using the current exchange rate), the Bucherer Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is currently the most expensive motorcycle in the world.
The Blue Edition is a fully customized version of the Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S. However, there is barely much left that is reminiscent of the initial model with its cool vintage style. The frame of the motorcycle is welded seamlessly, and the rims are also custom made. Notable design elements include its rotating camshaft which is visible through a window in the camshaft housing, along with the valve control and gold-plated throttle valves. Heat-resistant LED lights are also implemented for a modern touch, making it the world’s first motorcycle to have a motor that is lit up from the inside.
Furthermore, to give it a luxurious flair, various parts of the motorcycle have been given a gold-plated treatment. The Blue Edition bears a special detail with its iridescent color. To achieve the intense blue hue, a specific technique had to be employed, as it was first silver-plated, before six color coatings were then applied using a secret coating method.
Additionally, the unique motorcycle design has been blended with the arts of watchmaking and jewelry making, with the the implementation of the Dizzler rotating ring from the Bucherer Fine Jewelry collection, which is mounted on the hand grips, while another pair of Dizzler diamond rings is found on the forks, followed by a larger version located in the left half of the tank.
Another piece of jewelry of special value can be found in a retractable safe underneath a glass dome made from armoured glass, located on the body – a six-prong Heaven solitaire ring with a 5.40-carat diamond. This is also a unique feature, as is the watch from Carl F. Bucherer at its side. This special custom-made watch, which is based on the Patravi TravelTec II model, is located in a second safe in the right half of the tank. The dial of this unique piece is adorned by elements of a motorcycle engine.
For further details on the Bucherer Harley-Davidson Blue Edition motorcycle, check out the short video clips below, and proceed to Bucherer’s official website.