The Midual Type 1 Prototype Motorcycle Debuts at Pebble Beach

The all-new Midual Type 1 is much more than the sum of its mechanical parts. While it was officially unveiled on the concept lawn at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the motorcycle (from $200,000) has been nearly two decades in the making. The French bike builder Olivier Midy started laying the foundation for his dream bike back in the 1990s, and filed a patent for a new “architecture of an internal combustion engine for the motorcycle” in 1995. As a result, the Midual engine—a forward-facing flat-tw…

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