• Jan 20, 2011
FGR Midalu 2500 V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ever since the Tatra 87 sauntered out of production, we haven't really paid the auto industry of the Czech Republic much mind, but thanks to the efforts of a government-funded motorcycle manufacturer, that's about to change. FGR has officially taken the wraps off its first production bike, and the machine looks to be a steaming pile of awesome.

At its heart is a 2.5-liter (yes, 2.5 liters!) V6 mill with a yank-you-off-the-saddle 240 horsepower. There's a heap of carbon fiber on board to keep weight as low as possible, and as a result, the bike weighs in at a relatively feathery 595 pounds (claimed).

If the figures aren't enough to pick up your pulse, the bike's design should be. FGR scrapped the traditional fairings for a naked look that shows off that monstrous V6 and plenty of milled aluminum. Combined with a short tail and a vertical, six-pipe exhaust treatment, the Midalu looks meaner than ought to be legal.

If you want one as badly as we do, you better get ready to fork over a sizeable stack of cash. FGR hasn't said exactly how much it will ask for its first production bike, but since the company is only shooting to produce six units in the first year, you can bet these things won't be cheap.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Does this V6 have any relation, to say, the Nissan 2.5L V6. It only makes 40-50 more hp...
      martbild
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing sure is ugly.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this newest 2-wheeled venture is a good idea. Now the they'll be able to go fast enough so that when they crash they'll die instantly. No lengthy hospital stay. The only cost for the family will be for a funeral...and not a lifetime of costly paralized misery. Yup...probably a good idea!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Incredible piece of machinery but my wheels still touch the ground and my license stays demerit free with a few less c.c. Not saying that neither my wife nor I would not take it for a test ride though.

      2.5L wow!!!!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      90 degree V6? Is it odd firing too?
      • 3 Years Ago
      595 pounds is way too heavy for a sport bike. That kind of weight is maybe acceptable for a chopper which only rides down straight highways, but there's no way I believe any rider will feel comfortable speeding through twisties with that much weight.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Another "expert" checks in. I'm sure your concerns about weight stem from your worry about bending your training wheels.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ Hawk. I tell you what. When you have owned and ridden a heavy sport bike hard on the back roads like a 92 GSXR 1100 (525+ lbs) and then something like a 96 GSXR 750 or 98 Yammy R1 (around 400lbs), get back to me. Heavy bikes are absolutely garbage when pushing hard on a back road and you wouldn't know it unless you take off your training wheels.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That radiator hose is just waiting to be yanked on. Yikes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should call it the Widow-Maker.

      I love naked bikes, but I think this is rather overkill for anyone but a pro racer. I'd still love to try it out, but waaaay too much power to trust myself with it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now that's an interesting bike. Probably costs more than I wanna pay, but I'd ride something like that. Love Naked Bikes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "speed...I am speed"

      • 3 Years Ago
      STUOID CROTCH ROCKETS...harley rules !!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Really? And just what does Harley rule? The 2 wheeled Buick award, the bicycle barko-lounger nomination. Harley has to have their own drag racing competetion in order to win something. I love my FLH, but rule as in compete, never.
        • 3 Years Ago
        i love my flh roadking too but harleys do drag here at bristol speedway man. you oughta go see them. thunder in the valley bro.
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