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Jeweler David Yurman is Selling a $48,000 Handmade Motorcycle


This motorcycle is a one-of-a-kind custom piece from a builder named Walt Siegl. A massive, high-speed motorcycle wouldn't be the first thing you would think of when you think of David Yurman, the high-end jeweler known for his twisted cable bracelets and dark pearl earrings.

David Yurman Forged Carbon Motorcycle by MV Agusta

However when you think of Evan Yurman, David son, the head of the brands men's line, it should be. He just commissioned a bike called the David Yurman Forged Carbon Motorcycle by MV Agusta and is releasing it for sale with this new men's jewelry collection. You can buy the bike for $48,000. Later this year it will be offered through the Worth Motorcycle Company.

Evan is a long time motorcycle obsessive who has been collecting dirt bikes, vintage BMWs, and old Harley-Davidson's for decades. If you find him in the Hamptons or in upstate New York will likely find him on a motorbike. He knew exactly whom he would go to for a one-of-a-kind statement like that would inspire while demonstrating unique materials the same that he uses in his collection of rings, key chains, bracelets, tags and cufflinks. He found the iconic builder Walt Siegl. This Austrian born craftsman and pro racer is famous for hand making custom motorbikes at his remote shop in New Hampshire. While produced a thing of beauty: a three cylinder, 800 hp, four stroke, 12 valve, and liquid cooled engine that gets 160 hp and in men's amount of power for a machine that weighs 305 pounds. He can hit more than 180 mph.

Those who have ridden it say that it pushes up the highway and is a life-changing experience. The bike is made with custom Kevlar and a forged carbon triple tree and rear and front fender, plus high-end Brembo disk brakes. Everything is custom-made and the unique mold alone cost $15,000 to make. In fact, Yurman said if the bike were priced appropriately it would cost closer to $250,000. There's no profit involved in this it all. Walt is a great bike modifier and sculptor and I was inspired to call them up and collaborate says Evan Yurman. Until it's sold all the bikes are kept at his private design studio, as he wanted to own it personally. It is a practical application of his latest obsession, forged carbon. Wow, that would make a perfect holiday gift for your loved one! Aside jokes, check deals on Holiday Gifts for more reasonable presents.

If you just take forged carbon and put it in jewelry that is a one-way conversation. But in the form of motorcycle, something you can use it becomes a dialogue. So using it in a different way has become esoteric to some but in the industry it is an opportunity to think way outside the box. If you can't get your hands on one of the bikes you can certainly always buy one of the new rings made with forged carbon also.