Scandinavian company Aurumania’s gold bike crystal edition, uniquely hand-fabricated, plated with 24 carat gold and more than 600 fine swarovski crystals, is the world’s most expensive bicycle.
Priced at 80,000 Euros, the company has, to start with, come out with only 10 limited editions of this golden bike.
Each bike is hand-built, and then plated with 24-carat gold and generously adorned with more than 600 fine Swarovski crystals. The handlebar grips are made of hand-sewn, chocolate-brown leather, and a moulded Brooks leather saddle provides exactly the right nostalgic touch.
Its little wonder then, that the first of these bikes to be sold, was to a man in London who wanted it for decorating one of his walls !
Named for being "preoccupied with gold" in the most positive way possible, according to the company, Aurumania demands the return of the wildly extravagant in a world where "product design often results in the insipidly ordinary".
Catering mainly to the financially very well-endowed, all Aurumania products, says the company, are designed and hand-crafted as "the very best for the very few".
With this rather dramatic, yet decisive design philosophy that targets a very niche market segment, Aurumania conceives, designs and produces super-luxurious products with its unmistakable signature : the lavish use of 24-carat gold.
The company says that its products are ideal for those who are intrigued by new ways of using the precious yellow metal, and hand delivers the hand-crafted limited-edition products in exquisitely customized packaging.