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Watch this: Bucherer winds up the world's most expensive motorcycle

Watch this: Bucherer winds up ...
Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition proudly takes the crown as the world's most expensive motorcycle
Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition proudly takes the crown as the world's most expensive motorcycle
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Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition: fully handmade custom rims
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Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition: fully handmade custom rims
Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition proudly takes the crown as the world's most expensive motorcycle
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Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition proudly takes the crown as the world's most expensive motorcycle
Are those diamond Dizzlers on top of your rose gold plated fork tubes there, sir? Why yes. Yes they are.
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Are those diamond Dizzlers on top of your rose gold plated fork tubes there, sir? Why yes. Yes they are.
Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition: twin vertical shotgun exhausts would make it very loud, should you ever decide to start it
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Bucherer's Harley-Davidson Blue Edition: twin vertical shotgun exhausts would make it very loud, should you ever decide to start it
A free watch with my 1.9 million-dollar buttock jewelry? Why, you shouldn't have
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A free watch with my 1.9 million-dollar buttock jewelry? Why, you shouldn't have
No bar-end is complete without rotating diamond Dizzler rings in the Bucherer universe. Handy, too, you can just replace them if it goes for a slide down the road
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No bar-end is complete without rotating diamond Dizzler rings in the Bucherer universe. Handy, too, you can just replace them if it goes for a slide down the road
Each side of the tank features a rotating, LED-lit armored glass safe with an auto-winder for one of your two free watches
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Each side of the tank features a rotating, LED-lit armored glass safe with an auto-winder for one of your two free watches
You get a diamond ring as well, which I'm sure you'll appreciate
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You get a diamond ring as well, which I'm sure you'll appreciate
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Swiss watch retailer Bucherer has decided to demonstrate just how much money it makes by commissioning the world's most expensive motorcycle. The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition is a US$1.9 million cruiser that comes with two free watches, so some might consider it a bargain.

Demonstrating a watchmaker's flair for stuffing a product with ostentatious bling, Swiss custom house Bünderbike managed to pack no less than 360 diamonds into the build, along with gold-plated screws and two tastefully LED-lit, rotating armored glass-dome safes you can use to store your fancy watches and jewelry in while you're looking at it in your lounge room display. These domes are rigged to isolate their contents from vibrations, and include watch winders to save owners from the onerous task of twiddling their fingers.

Each side of the tank features a rotating, LED-lit armored glass safe with an auto-winder for one of your two free watches
Each side of the tank features a rotating, LED-lit armored glass safe with an auto-winder for one of your two free watches

Starting out with a Harley Softail Slim S, the team removed basically everything to replace it with hand-made bits and pieces in a process the company says ate up 2,500 hours of labor. In fact, it's hard to say why they started out with a full stock motorcycle at all when Bucherer claims "every metal element on this one-of-a-kind motorcycle has been produced, welded, beaten, ground and polished by hand."

Highlights include a hole in the engine cover, through which you can take a world-first LED-lit peek at the camshaft and gold-plated throttle valves even while the bike's running. The rims are fully custom creations, and there's rose gold plating on the headlight, hand levers, front springs and shock, and vertical shotgun exhaust pipes. Oh, and the foot levers too; there's nice gold-plated footpegs to stick your muddy boots on if you ever ride it. Which you won't.

The tops of the fork tubes and handlebar ends feature Bucherer's own diamond-encrusted, rotating Dizzler rings, for which we sincerely hope Snoop Dogg is paid naming royalties.

No bar-end is complete without rotating diamond Dizzler rings in the Bucherer universe. Handy, too, you can just replace them if it goes for a slide down the road
No bar-end is complete without rotating diamond Dizzler rings in the Bucherer universe. Handy, too, you can just replace them if it goes for a slide down the road

For all the grotesque excess that this bike represents, I'm ashamed to say I actually think it looks pretty cool. Much of that might come down to its almost luminescent blue color, which is achieved by putting six color coatings over top of silver plating on every part it's applied to.

I'd argue the lines are nice and the execution superb – once you surrender any notion of actually riding the thing. And heck, maybe it's worth the $1.9 million asking price. After all, you get not one, but TWO free watches and a diamond ring thrown in! Twist the dealer's arm and he might throw in on-road costs and breakdown insurance.

No performance specifications are mentioned, but this bike can be expected to perform admirably in its chief task of demonstrating to visitors how much money you have, and how little of substance you have chosen to do with it.

Take a closer look in the video below, which is only 35 seconds long, but features music that makes it feel much, much longer:

Bucherer BLUE EDITION: Harley-Davidson

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8 comments
Hxy3000
At first I though starting with a Harley was stupid but then I realized no one will actually ride this.
ArthurGD3
While beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this bikes beauty can be argued legitimately from both sides, as a lover esquisite handmade work, this is up there with the best of them. Obviously commanding such a price means no expense was spared in parts or manufacturing techniques used to achieve what is essentially an art piece for someone who has it all and will prop this next to their McLaren F1 or P1 GTR or insert any other extremely rare and prolific Supercar/Hypercar that is also in their living space purely as an art piece. It's definitely gaudy in many ways but undeniably beautiful in others. Really well done.
WayneHennebury
US$1.9 million for a bought engine and a bought gearbox put in a steel frame and lots of blue paint, what a hideous big blue pile of CRAP.
ShahbazParsipour
surely built having in mind some Arab sheik from an oil-rich country with millions of extra money he has no idea how to spend on what ... will serve him a few rides before he gets tired of it until either he'd sell it at a higher or lower price, or simply gives it away to his butler or ... who cares anyway!?
steveraxx
This is a hideous piece of junk. There is obviously no need for diamonds on a motorcycle. Stick to making overly expensive watches for guys with more money than intelligence bucherer.
paul04
if the watches are as good as they claim, they shouldnt need vibration isolators
dougspair
I guess I'll stick with my 1946 Knucklehead....bought it in 1977 for $1,500..and I've beaten, welded and massaged every single part, including the engine and transmission internals....it's flat-black of course....
Bob
As a piece of art it may be worth a few thousand. As a motorcycle it is nearly worthless.