This is the Ecosse Titanium Series FE Ti XX, a motorcycle with a price tag that’s almost as big as its name. You see it cost a whopping $300,000 which makes it the world’s most expensive motorcycle, a title which I suppose, someone has to have. I remember way back in 1994 when Ducati first released the stunning 916. It was $12,400 and I thought that was insane, especially when you could go out and buy a new GSX-R for $7,000. This new bike from Ecosse Motorcycles though seeks to take two-wheeled opulence to an entirely new level by trying to get a few uber wealthy enthusiasts to part with some of their moola’. I’ll give the bike some credit though because let’s face it, it’s got some pretty trick bits on it. But 300k… I think not.
In looking at some of the photos you can see that there is an enormous amount of work in these machines. It’s obvious that the craftsmanship is second-to-none, but at the end of the day there are still quite a few off-the-shelf parts. For instance, the front forks are Ohlins, the wheels look to be either O.Z. or carbon units from BST and the engine is most likely a worked S&S mill.
Honestly, the more I look at this bike the more I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand it is stunning with some of the best machining work I’ve ever seen, but on the other $300,000 is the cost of a rather nice home in many parts of the country. I suppose if your funds are unlimited then it may be a consideration to be used as a bragging platform. Otherwise, I think you’d be nuts to spend that kind of loot on a bike.