The people behind the Ministry of Industry of the Czech Republic must be a bunch of gearheads. Proof of this is in the ministry’s financing of a 2.5-litre V6 naked bike project, developed by the European 125GP team Moto FGR.
Presently called the Midalu, it will be powered by a purpose-built, 2,442 cc 90-degree twin-cam V6 with 24 valves. Claimed output is 240 horsepower with more than 148 lb-ft of torque available. Bosch provides the EFI system.
The firm held a design contest last year to seek out a possible designer for the machine. Contestants were given specific design parameters from which to base their submissions. These included a 1,525 to 1,565 mm wheelbase, a seat height between 780-820 mm, and 130/70-17 front and 190/50-17 rear wheel sizes.
Stanislav Hanuš won the contest; he was a last-minute contest entry. Hanuš designed the machine pictured here.
Moto FGR was formed in 2002 and is located in Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic. The team made a wildcard appearance at the Brno round of the MotoGP 125 championship in 2010.
It was the team’s second appearance in international competition, but unfortunately rider Ladislav Chmelik was unable to qualify for the final.
Listen to the engine in the video below and you’ll agree the government’s money was well spent.