Midual Type 1 luxury motorcycle now being showcased in France

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In case you missed it, the Midual Type 1 is a steam-punk themed, meticulously hand crafted, exotic roadster motorcycle that’s the brainchild of one engineer Olivier Midy, based out of Angers, France. Unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, in California this year, this art on wheels commands a stratospheric price tag of US$ 1,85,000 (INR 1,11,46,222/-).

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Now, the bike is being shown at Salon Belles Montres, from November 20th to 23rd, at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. This is the first time the bike will be officially unveiled in France. Built to represent the brand’s vision of a French-style luxury motorcycle, the Type 1 also packs a contemporary punch, yet follows the tradition of mechanical excellence illustrated by French cars and motorcycles from the 1930.

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Midual likes to put the Type 1 as a real piece of “mechanical jewelery”, and says that it is built around two unique elements – its 25-degree angle flat-twin engine with transversal crankshaft, and its double-wall chassis, which is sand-casted and shaped to hand. There’s also mention of the fact that the Midual Type 1 is extensively customisable and that it comes with a four-year contract for maintenance and warranty support.

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While that 1036cc boxer engine cranks out a healthy 100 bhp @ 8000 rpm and 100 nm @ 5300 rpm, the monocoque aluminum frame that holds up the engine and the suspension, also accommodates fuel. Deliveries of the Midual Type 1 will begin from mid-2016 and if you live in Europe, you can reserve yours right now online at the Midual website.


Type: 25°-sloping flat-twin, transversal crankshaft
Bore x Stroke: 100 x 66 mm
Total displacement : 1036 cc
Compression ratio: 12:1
Max power : 106 hp @ 8000 rpm
Max torque : 100 Nm @ 5300 rpm
Max engine rpm : 8800 rpm
Cooling : liquid, with an expansion chamber + 2 oil radiators
Crankshaft: 180° Boxer configuration, plain bearings
Cylinder heads : DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, INT 36 mm, EXH 31 mm
Timing : spur gears, roller chains, hydraulic chain idlers
Fuel and air supply : electronic injection, diam. 54 mm throttle bodies
Exhaust: 2 catalytic converters + Lambda sensor
Oiling : dry sump lubrication system
Primary gear : spur gears
Transmission : 6-speed, type 525 chain
Clutch : multi-plate, oil bath
Start : electric

Type : double-wall aluminium alloy monocoque, acting as the fuel tank and the body
Front suspension : diam. 43 mm Ohlins FGRT fork, displacement 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear suspension : cantilever, Ohlins TTX 36 shock absorber, displacement 120 mm / 4.7 in
Swinging arm : integral aluminium molded part
Wheelbase : 1505 mm / 59 in
Head angle : adjustable from 24° to 25°
Trail : 100 mm (for head angle of 24.5°)
Front brake : 2 four-piston Brembo calipers, diam. 320 mm floating discs
Rear brake : two-piston Brembo caliper, diam. 245 mm disc
Tubeless spoked wheels : width 3.5 in (front) and 5.5 in (rear)
Tyres : 120/70 x 17 (front) and 180/55 x 17 (rear), Michelin
Wet weight : 239 kg
Mass distribution (front/rear) : 49%/51%
Fuel tank capacity : 14 Litres
Seat height : 810 mm

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