Socialite-turned-actress Paris Hilton has been given a custom-made $250,000 (GBP138,900) chopper encrusted with Swarovski crystals.

Mechanics at Beverly Hills Choppers unveiled their Paris Hilton Bike recently after Hilton made a passing comment that she wanted her own motorbike.

The jewelled bike features more than 100,000 Swarovski crystals and took six months to complete.

In addition to the crystals, which spell out the name `Paris' on the tank, the bike sports a custom pink paintwork.

Upon straddling the chopper for the first time, Hilton was presented with matching Swarovski crystal-covered riding shoes, helmet and a one-of-a-kind Beverly Hills Angels jacket.