Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Pitt rides $300,000 bike

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actor Brad Pitt attends the 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere during 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Brad Pitt has splashed out an estimated $300,000 on a custom motorcycle he was seen riding around Los Angeles this week.

The 49-year-old Fight Club star is a known gearhead and spares no expense when it comes to customising his bikes.

Brad was pictured this week riding around Los Angeles in a new Ecosse Titanium Series XX, reports American photo agency X17.

The ride is believed to have cost the actor more than $300,000.

Ecosse boasts about being the maker of the world’s most expensive motorcycle on its website.

“[The] two-wheeled creations are built to the highest standards, using the most exotic materials in never-before-seen designs,” reads promotional material from the company.

The Ecosse Titanium series is top of the line.

It features a titanium chassis brushed by hand, and an all-titanium exhaust system including custom head pipes with internal ceramic coating, titanium mufflers and internal baffles.

It also features ultra-light carbon-fiber wheels and bodywork and an engine that puts out a staggering 200 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque.

Brad seemed to be taking it easy on the road despite the bike’s incredible performance specs.

The actor wore a matte black helmet and was dressed down for his trek through Hollywood.

The motorcycle enthusiast was recently seen in London purchasing some motorcycle gear.

Brad, who has a home in Richmond, London, with Angelina Jolie, accumulated a crash helmet, a black protector and a pair of gloves from a store in the suburb of Ruislip.

Brad also checked out the inventory at nearby shop Daytona Motorcycles.

Employees said despite his star status, the actor couldn’t be more down to earth.

“He was a top bloke,” an employee at Daytona told People magazine. “It was just like talking to an ordinary customer.”

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