Harley Davidson Blue Edition: A Softail Slim S Worth INR 13 Crore!

At INR 13 crore, the Harley Davidson Blue Edition Softail Slim S is one of the most expensive objects on the planet

In India, the most expensive Harley-Davidson motorcycle you can purchase today is the Street Glide Special model worth INR 33 lakh. Moving on to cars, the most expensive four-wheel one can purchase in India is the Rolls Royce Dawn worth INR 7.3 crore. However, Harley-Davidson along with other partners broke all records when they gave birth to a limited edition Softail Slim S worth INR 13 crore. In the following paragraphs, we have listed a few details about the world’s most expensive motorcycle.

Who built it?

The Harley-Davidson Blue Edition Softail Slim S was built by a custom motorcycle shop named Bündnerbike. To create the legendary motorcycle, the custom shop collaborated with Carl Bucherer, the world-renowned Swiss jeweller and watchmaker. Together, with the approval of Harley-Davidson, the two parties used a Softail Slim S 2017 model and transformed it into an expensive mammoth worth INR 13 crore.

Why is it so expensive?

The Blue Edition Softail S was put together by a team of six members and it took them a full year to turn the motorcycle into a reality. Not to forget, several minute elements on the motorcycle were executed by hand, which needed around 2,500 hours of work. The Blue Edition is armed with 630 pieces of diamonds along with several gold-plated parts such as screws, bolts, foot controls, reservoir caps, etc.

All the metal parts are also covered with 24-carat gold whereas the 1.8-litre, air-cooled, V-Twin engine is illuminated from the inside with blue colour which makes it the only motorcycle in the world that boasts of such a unique feature. Moving on to the distinctive blue paint job of the motorcycle, there are six layers of paint, but nobody knows the names of the shades because the colour scheme is a trade secret of Bucherer.

Holds a record, other features

The Blue Edition Softail Slim S holds the record of being the most expensive motorcycle on the planet. Earlier, the record was held by a 1951 Vincent Black Thunder worth INR 6.3 crore. Last but not the least, another important feature of the motorcycle is its two safes; one contains a Patravi TravelTec II-based Carl F. Bucherer watch, whereas the second safe comprises a Solitaire Heaven ring from Bucherer Fine Jewellery.

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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