Midual Type 1 luxury motorcycle to debut at Pebble Beach
After more than a decade of absence, the French manufacturer Midual is preparing to make a comeback at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month with the presentation of a new high-end motorcycle. Details of the Midual Type 1 are mainly under wraps, but we know that the model will include luxurious details such as an instrument panel finished with hand-polished and lacquered soft Australian oak, and knee grips covered in rare saddle-stitched leather.
Founded in 1992, the French brand Midual has always positioned itself as a manufacturer of ultra high-end motorcycles. The brand's first prototype, the Midual Roadster 900, was presented at the Paris Motorcycle Show in 1999 but never made it to the production stage.
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Midual's announcement echoes the recent, high-profile comeback of another French motorcycle maker: Voxan. At the 2013 Paris Motorcycle Show, the brand returned to the scene with the debut of the Wattman, touted as the world's most powerful all-electric motorcycle.
On its official website, Midual is teasing the Type 1 by revealing only a handful of photos and details in a slideshow: midual.com. Motorcycle fans will have to wait until August 17 to find out more.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance takes place on August 17. Website: pebblebeachconcours.net