If I was ever to pay a million dollars for a motorcycle, it had better be made of gold or diamonds. Or both. Well, according to a recent article at CNBC.com, it actually is. Earlier this month, CNBC reporter and editor Robert Frank, wrote a story on the latest offering from Lauge Jensen, a Denmark-based maker of customized motorcycles.
The bike, known as “Goldfinger,” was plated with 24-karat gold and covered with 250 diamonds totaling more than 7 carats. Additionally, each of the bike’s 859 parts were individually gold-plated by hand and the motorcycle’s seat is upholstered with what the company described as a “unique cognac-colored crocodile skin.” The customized bike, which was put on display at special events in Dubai and Monaco, was recently purchased by a private buyer for $850,000.
Although Lauge Jensen, the company’s founder and lead creator, has remained tight-lipped about the name of the buyer, he told CNBC that he’s currently working on a motorcycle for a customer that could “easily” top $1 million. The custom bike would be the first motorcycle to hit the seven figure mark. In 2005, the Bugatti Veyron became the first $1 million-plus production car.
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