Say hello to the US$ 1,85,000 Midual Type1 Motorcycle

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In a world of stratospherically priced cars, a few motorcycles do manage to catch up- and the Midual Type1 is one of them. Unveiled at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the meticulously crafted classic looking roadster has been set at an eye watering price tag of US$ 1,85,000 (INR 1,11,46,222/-).

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Engineer Olivier Midy- the brainchild behind the Type1 project states that the development of the motorcycle took over two decades. Set to go into production in 2016, the Midual Type1 would see a limited production run of 35 units rolling out of its Angers factory. Midual is offering a four year warranty and maintenance plan to the customers for the Type1.

2016 Midual Type1 Motorcycle

Talking of the spec chart of the Midual Type1, propelling duties are done by a longitudinally mounted 1036cc boxer engine cranking out a healthy 106 bhp @ 8000 rpm with max torque figures of 100 nm @ 5300 rpm. The monocoque aluminum frame that holds up the engine and the suspension, also accommodates fuel. Rest of the details at the end of the post.

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Midual is offering a world of customization to buyers. From paint schemes to finishing to leather options- the Type1 customer can choose to have his motorcycle unique than the rest. Interested buyers may visit Midual’s website to reserve their Type1.

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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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