Behind Blue Rides: Harley-Davidson’s Most Expensive Motorcycle
Harley is breathtaking, as is the price tag. We guess that’s why they call it the blues.
Harley-Davidson teamed up with Bucherer, a Swiss watch and jewelry company, to create a phenomenal and one-of-a-kind bike. The motorcycle is the Harley Davidson Blue Edition. Born from a Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S, it was handmade by Bucherer and Bündnerbike, the Swiss custom Harley-Davidson workshop. At 1.79 million dollars, it is also the world’s most expensive motorcycle. This Harley truly a sight to behold.
Creating the bike, Harley-Davidson and Bucherer employed the same precision reserved for fine watch making. The bike required 2,500 hours to create. There is a strong emphasis on details that, well, blow our mind. The motorcycle has 360 diamonds, gold-plated screws, two safes integrated into the tank, and it also boasts a one-of-a-kind watch from Carl F. Bucherer as well as several diamond rings from Bucherer; including rings on the hand grips, forks, and tank.
The performance of the motorcycle was in no way an afterthought. According to Bucherer “Every metal element found on this one-of-a-kind motorcycle has been produced, welded, beaten, ground and polished by hand. The complete frame of the motorcycle is welded seamlessly, and even the rims are custom-made. The rotating camshaft is visible through a window in the camshaft housing, as are the valve control and the gold-plated throttle valves. Heat-resistant LED lights illuminate the scene. The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is thus the world’s first motorcycle to have a motor that is lit up from the inside.”