2016 Midual Type 1 Prototype


2016 Midual Type 1 Prototype

After hiatus for about 15 years, the French motorcycle manufacturer, Midual, has proudly unveiled its brand new prototype machine called the Midual Type 1 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, California.

The Midual Type 1 is currently a prototype, and the first series of the production model are set to be officially released in Europe next year. The 2016 Midual Type 1 has been developed and intensively tested for more than one year to meet all its creators’ requirements in providing exceptional riding pleasure.

The 2016 Midual Type 1 features a transverse flat-twin engine design with the DOHC, four-valve design cylinders laying in the frame at a 25° downward angle. According to Midual, this unique longitudinally mounted flat-twin engine format offers a “low center of gravity and low longitudinal inertia”, allowing for “extraordinary handling and maneuverability”. The engine has a 100 mm cylinder bore and a 66 mm stroke for a 1036 cc displacement, developing 106 hp at 8000 rpm and 74 ft-lb. of torque at 5300 rpm.

The 2016 Midual Type 1 has a unique cast aluminum monocoque chassis, a 3.7-gallon fuel tank, and sits on the 17-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin tyres (120-70 up front and 180/55 at the rear).

Suspension uses a 43mm Ohlins FGRT front fork and the one-piece cast aluminum swingarm by Cantilever with Öhlins TTX 36 rear shock absorber. Braking duties handled by a 320mm disc with a dual-piston calipers up front and a 245mm disc with a two-piston caliper caliper at rear.

Designed to be customized at will, customers are able to choose the color and material finishes of some elements of the 2016 Midual Type 1 such as the handlebar grips, seat, etc. Production of the Type 1 will be limited to 35 units only, and each will be priced at 140.000 euros ($186.000).

The 2016 Midual Type 1 also is scheduled to be unveiled at Salon Privé, London, on September 3rd, 2014.

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