The Midual Type 1 Prototype Motorcycle

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The Midual Type 1 officially unveiled on the concept lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. It uses a transverse flat-twin engine design and the cylinders laying in the frame at a 25° downward angle. French company claims that the arrangement offers a low center of gravity while reducing longitudinal inertia. The Midual Type 1 has a 100 mm cylinder bore with a 66 mm stroke, giving it a 1036cc displacement. It has a special fuel tank that can hold 3.7 gallons of gasoline. What is special about it is on top of it. The fuel tank has an instrument panel with several analog gauges which gives and elegant look.
If you don’t heard Midual name before, Midual is a french brand formed in 1992 by Olivier Midy. They are known for introducing a 875cc roadster concept motorycycle in 1999. They interestingly used transversely-mounted flat-twin engine on 875cc. Named ‘’Midual 900’’, it had one cylinder pointed toward the front wheel and the other pointing up to the tail. Unfortunately, because of the financial resources, they didn’t have chance to bring the concept to production. But not this time with The Midual Type 1!

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The Midual Type 1

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The Midual Type 1

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The Midual Type 1

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The Midual Type 1

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