Sunday, January 16, 2011

FGR Midalu 2500 V6: The Czechs bust out with a 240bhp motorcycle

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Forget the Germans, Italians and the Japanese - a company from the Czech Republic may soon start producing a V6-engined, 240-horsepower motorcycle...!

We don’t know what those Czechs have been drinking, but it must all be some really heady stuff. Back in 2004, Miroslav Felgr, based in the Czech Republic, said he wanted to build a motorcycle that was fitted with one hell of a big engine. He then started working with an engineer – Oldřich Kreuz – towards actually getting that engine ready. By the year 2008, Kreuz was ready with the engine, which turned out to be a 2442cc, liquid-cooled, 90-degree V6 that produces 240 horsepower and more than 200Nm of torque. Estimated mileage is 12-16km/l - not too bad for the biggest, most powerful (?) normally-aspirated motorcycle engine in the world.

Moto FGR’s V6 motorcycle project is supported by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce. With their help, FGR invited aspiring motorcycle designers to design a motorcycle that would be fitted with the aforementioned V6 engine. According to the information available on the company’s website, as many as 45 people participated in the design competition and the winner was one Stanislav Hanuš, who is responsible for the prototype bike you see here.

FGR have been testing this Midalu 2500 V6 prototype for about a year and provided they can continue to finance the project (and, hopefully, identify a sufficient number of prospective buyers…), they might go on to put this machine into limited production. A V6-engined, 240bhp motorcycle from the Czech Republic? Hell, yes! After all, for a country that’s produced all these supermodels, how bad can they be with high-performance motorcycles…

FGR Moto Midalu 2500 V6

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Hints of the Ducati Diavel and Monster, and the Benelli TNT Cafe Racer? Whatever, the FGR Midalu looks quite all right. And with its 2.5-litre, 240bhp V6, it should kick arse...

Visit the Moto FGR website here


Bram said...

I wonder how much the engine weighs. Normally I would say that a 2.5l V6 weighs too much for use in a sport bike. I guess they could save weight on the gear box though :-) because with so much torque, one or two gears is enough, no need for 6 of them.

Andrew said...

Czechs produced a lot more than models - they also have a long and proud history of design and production of cars, bikes, tanks and planes (arguably superior to what Luftwaffe was flying at the time). Even in the darkest days of the Soviet Bloc they managed to come up with original and advanced designs...
There's nothing especially odd or suprising about this bike being developed in Czech Republic and unlike, say, Chinese-made bikes I would not worry about quality.

Polizei helikopter said...

sorry for my english, i want just write, all people said, that we czechs are idioten, but the motorbike show, that we are good. or no? :)



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