David Beckham is getting a new custom-built motorbike.

The soccer star is keen to get out on the open road on his new vehicle and posted a photo of the low rider bike on his Facebook wall.

He wrote underneath the image: "Here's the latest picture of the bike I'm getting built from scratch, looking pretty special..."

The black bike has a low seat and short handlebars, with disc brakes and a huge mudguard over the rear wheel and a sizeable engine.

The 36-year-old star has been seen cruising on the bike in recent days over to Malibu in California, wearing an all black outfit, before parking up the bike and hitting the beach.

David's passion for motorbikes is one he shares with actor and friend Tom Cruise, and they both own nearly-identical Desmosedici RR bikes, worth around $72,500 each. They are also both said to own special edition $90,000 F131 Hellcat Combat bikes and they are even said to have started their own gang, The Midnight Boys Bike Club, in the Hollywood Hills together.

A source previously said: "The boys love to ride. They're out as often as they can. At midnight they can get away with cruising around in a group and seeing The Sights of LA without a zillion paparazzi chasing them around.

"They've had so much fun. They are trying to get other Hollywood actors like Orlando Bloom and Brad Pitt to join the group. It's a case of the more the merrier."