Lauge Jensen Goldfinger : the world’s most expensive motorcycle
Lauge Jensen, the Denmark-based maker of customized motorcycles, recently sold what is believed to be the most expensive motorcycle ever : the oustanding “Goldginfer“.
The Lauge Jensen’s philosophy
Every Lauge Jensen motorcycle starts with the same body (chassis) and heart (engine), but from this ‘platform’ the world’s most exclusive motorcycle is hand built to perfection; a ‘character’ designed uniquely on the basis of customers’ visions and ideas. With a Lauge Jensen, the only limiting factor is the imagination.
For Lauge Jensen, if it can be dreamt, it can be built. This might be the way Lauge Jensen got the idea to produce this outstanding motorcycle called Goldfinger.
Goldfinger : an unique motorcycle
Goldfinger does not feature high-tech details or a powerful engine but the motorbike’s uniqueness lies in the high-end materials used to produce it. Indeed, the motorcycle, called “Goldfinger,” was plated with 24-karat gold and covered with 250 small diamonds totaling more than 7 carats. The seat is upholstered with what the company calls a “unique cognac-colored crocodile skin” and the bike’s parts—859 of them—were individually gold-plated by hand.
The motorcycle Goldfinger was introduced at special events in Monaco and Dubai, before a private buyer snapped it up. The motorcycle Goldfinger was sold for $850,000. Uffe Lauge Jensen, the company’s founder and chief creator, declined to comment on the buyer or even the buyer’s country. But he said there were many buyers interested in Goldfinger despite the price.
But Lauge Jensen said he’s already working on something bigger. Though he’s vague on specifics, he said he’s working with a customer on a motorcycle that could easily top $1 million. Basically, he said, it’s a piece of jewelry on two wheels. Jensen did not give many details away, perhaps to keep the surprise but described this upcoming motorcycle as a “pretty wild stuff” ! For the moment, this new motorcycle is still in planning stages, but it will reportedly easily top $1,000,000.
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