Cologne Show: 2011 Yamaha World Crosser

More money than sense? This might be right up your street

TAKE ONE Yamaha parallel-twin adventure sports machine, add a plethora of expensive high-end bling and you've got yourself a Yamaha XT1200Z Cross Dresser, sorry, World Crosser.

Joking aside, the World Crosser is a concept marketing exercise by Yamaha, to show-off the tasty additions available for the company's BMW GS-rivalling XT1200Z Super Tenere, which already retails in the UK at a heady £13,500.

We have to admit, lashings of gold and carbon fibre, coupled with an Akrapovic exhaust and some tasty enduro bits do make the XT look pretty desirable.

But just imagine the bloody price!