The 18-year-old pop singer Justin Bieber might be causing worry in more ardent fans with his latest purchase: a motorcycle. And not just any motorcycle, the Biebs went and bought a limited edition, arctic white silk Ducati Superbike 848 EVO.
For those of you who have never heard of it, the bike is as fancy as its name. It's a small motorbike but relatively powerful and it does not come cheap, retailing at 20 grand. The Ducati Superbike is a sleek looking bike and not for the faint of heart, zipping along with more speed than a Selena Gomez rumor.
Here's what the Ducati website says of Bieber's new toy: "With its awesome 140 hp Testastretta engine and even beefier braking power...the 848EVO boosts the performance of Ducati's lightest-ever Superbike even further. Joining the Ducati Superbike world will be more breathtaking than ever before."
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According to TMZ, Bieber's mentor, Usher, has the very same model bike in black, and he gave it a high recommendation, which is where the Biebs got his interest in the bike. He bought his Ducati at an L.A. dealership in March - a birthday present to himself? - but it was only delivered to his home on Thursday.
Bieber is known for collecting cars and for being rather fond of speed. The motorbike is not the only new vehicle he's added to his garage this year; for his birthday on March 1st his manager Scooter Braun and Usher bought him an environmentally friendly, high-tech, $100,000 Fisker Karma car. Braun presented it to him on the Ellen Degeneres show.
If Bieber fans are worried about him and speeding about on his new motorcycle they don't need to worry so much just yet - he doesn't have a licence to drive it, though he intends to get one.