Jorge Lorenzo x Swarovski x Liberace

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At Sunday’s Valencia MotoGP race, Jorge Lorenzo will wear this special one-off crystal-studded helmet to commemorate his world championship. Taking 96 man-hours to create, the typically $475 X-Lite X802 was hand painted in gold and had 1,800 Swarovski crystals applied to its top in the shape of Lorenzo’s logo. Want one yourself? A snip at €12,000. Way to live up to Rossi’s nickname for you, Jorge.

via Oliepeil.nl

  • tonyw

    “Taking 96 man-house to create” that is a lot of man houses!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Damn, it really is. What a waste!

  • http://www.twitter.com/beastincarnate Beast Incarnate

    Nice to see top riders keep it classy.

  • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

    Can his jacket be a waistcoat with long bedazzled tails?

  • Johndo

    This looks like something Paris Hilton would have done to her purse. So gai. And what a waste of time and money.

  • superbikemike

    i’ve seen everything now…..gaudy

  • nick2ny

    New background color today?

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      The background color rotates so as to accommodate for people with varying color balances on their monitor.

  • fatmexican13

    Do. Not. Want.

  • Deltablues

    It can’t be an X-Lite with two pounds of gold paint and crystals attached to it. Surely he will not wear this during the race.

  • http://www.damiengaudet.blogspot.com damien

    maybe it’ll be like when they stuck that uber-expensive diamond on the nose of an F1 car and then said car proceeded to crash. I think it was lost for awhile. haha.

  • betarace

    I was always marginally standoffish to lorenzo – don’t like him, don’t hate him. until now.

  • rndholesqpeg

    Maybe he will get his vayjayjay bedazzled to match

  • cookey

    naughty. fucking naughty.

  • ontheroad

    That’s hideous and absurd. Rossi’s antics have always amused me, while Lorenzo’s to date always seem in bad taste. It would be amusing if he crashed and scattered all those crystals across the gravel trap.

    • madisonsuicide

      I have to admit I was kind of thinking of what they would look like skipping across the track as well.

  • seanslides

    That guy might be on-fucking-fire fast, but I still think he’s a tool.

  • Dave H

    This helmet is a perfect representation of the kind of douche that Lorenzo is.

  • cookey

    he ain’t so bad, a little awkward with his extrovertions but pretty level headed whenever he opens his mouth and an unquestionable talent as soon as he swings a leg over a bike.

  • odiewan

    Ok, what was Rossi’s nickname for Gorhey, again?

  • odiewan

    Does this mean Jorge is going to start wearing some silly gold leathers at some point? God help us.

  • http://rohorn.blogspot.com rohorn

    Thought it was a prop from Kenny Everett’s show, seeing as how it was done in the best possible taste.

  • rapid_butterfly

    how much of the disparagement of lorenzo in this thread do you suppose is actually misogyny tinged with homophobia? just sayin. I agree the helmet’s hideous, btw.

    • betarace

      it’s actually calling the douche out, which most/all folks that follow MGP have been afraid to do

  • http://pensacolariders.com 2 tall

    he wearing a lid with all that bling to celebrate Weezy getting out of jail! Libre weezy!

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    Haha. Does Rossi really call Lorenzo “Liberace”?

  • CafeRacer8509001200

    This helmet putsw the “gay” in Jorge.

  • Tim

    Jorge did have the sack to win the other day. Too bad. It was a great race, all in all. What happened to Pedrosa? He flamed out pretty quickly and the DR walked around him.. Can’t wait to see Spies on the Fiat Yammie, though.