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.