Founded in 1992 by Olivier Midy and Francois Midy, Midual is a company that specializes in manufacturing high-end, hand-made motorcycles, and after about 10 years of absence from the bike-building scene, it recently made a very impressive return with the Midual Type 1 motorcycle. The bike was unveiled during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was inspired in its design by the classic looks of cars and 2 wheelers from the 1930s and 1950s.
This thing is powered by a 1036cc boxer engine that dishes out 160 horsepower, all kept in line by a six-speed gearbox. With its handcrafted aluminum alloy frame and a hand-polished instrument panel made out of Australian oak, this bike is lightweight, classy and elegant, but due to its low stance and low center of gravity, it is also quite menacing and very easy to handle. It’s safe to say that Midual managed to do everything just right with the Type 1, but what’s even better is that potential customers will get the chance to customize the ride according to their own preferences. This means that the frame will be available in numerous finishes, the leather elements will come in 45 variations and the detailing will include 25 color options.
For even more exclusivity, each bike will flaunt its owner’s name on a special plaque placed on top of the frame. Originality, quality and great looks come at a price though, $185,400 to be precise.