hot wheels

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 September, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 September, 2005, 12:00am

What is it about boys and their bikes? The two seem to go hand in hand. And whether it's on the road or taking pride of place in a garage, a gleaming hulk of steel with a power-packed engine screams status, particularly if it's from a brand that oozes masculinity in the way Dunhill does. Not content with dressing men in fine clothes, Dunhill aims to kit out every aspect of a man's life, from the shine on his shoes to the sheen on his 1,000cc motorbike. The brand's hand-built Vincent motorbike is capable of reaching speeds of more than 200km/h and will burn a $450,500 hole in your designer pocket. If the thought of such a steed has you salivating, you'll need to catch a flight to London to see the bike on display. They are an extremely limited edition, meaning none will be shown in Hong Kong. However, Hongkongers have as good a chance as anyone if they wish to become the proud owner of a Vincent. Dunhill staff here are issuing request forms to interested parties, which they will forward to the London office. All you have to do is wait for the call - and empty your bank account. For inquiries call 2599 6342.