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The FGR Midalu 2500 V6 has been in the motosphere for some time now, but finally the six-cylinder Czech-built motorcycle is available for purchase and going into production. Just in case you wanted a V6-powered street bike, right?

At 577 lbs…dry…it is east to dismiss the FGR Midalu 2500 V6 as being too heavy, and an exercise in excess. The sport bike world’s Boss Hoss, if you will.

But, we have to admit that there is something interesting about FGR’s creation, if for no other reason than the Czech company’s willingness to make something that is a standard deviation or two from the normal motorcycling fare.

Though there are many elements of the FGR Midalu 2500 V6 that we think are worth spending some time admiring (the machined swingarm, the six-outlet exhaust, and billet engine block, just to name a few), we imagine that your attention will be drawn to the mad hatter 2,442cc 90° v-twin engine configuration.

It will take an equally crazy owner to straddle this 240hp beast, though refinements come in the form of a steel trellis frame, Öhlins suspension, and Brembo brakes.

If the FGR Midalu 2500 V6 is your kind of vodka, you will need to set aside a cool €120,000 to own one, which at the time of this writing is just a tad more than $131,000.

That’s a princely sum for a motorcycle, but we guarantee it will turn some heads at your local bike night.

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  • motobyte

    “mad hatter 2,442cc 90° v-twin engine configuration”

    More like V-Sextuplet

  • Either way, we’re late to the pants party.

  • Baron Samedi

    Wonder why they did a 90 degree V6? I always thought 60 deg was supposed to provide better inherent balance for a V6. To say nothing of the space-saving 60 deg would provide over 90.

  • Keith

    Pretty wild….but I still prefer the simplicity and unmatchable sound of the old CBX with a header on it…

  • MrDefo

    It’s a beauty, for sure!

  • right ? ;o)

  • Fidel Cash-Flow

    willingness to make something different…. but then they use the headlight off the mt-03, zero SR, brammo empluse, and a million other custom bikes

  • Paul McM

    Too heavy? Nah… I just spent three days aboard an 857-lb (dry) Indian Chieftain, so this 577-pounder seems light by comparison. Shame it doesn’t LOOK like a six though (other than the exhaust outlets). Note to designers. If you do a V6, orient it the other way ’round (like the Motus). I have an ST1100 with a V4 and I love the orientation with headers on either side. A V6 would be beautiful with three curved headers on each side.

    I commend the Czechs for this project (it does show creativity), but I think the better V6 would be a Diavel-style power cruiser with the engine positioned like the Motus or ST series V4s. Honda ST1300 engine below:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c24fe9224fedcc6a147e03559211ffcecff2ba8160a3846497ca86c89a728926.jpg

  • Keith

    Right! :-)

  • Michael Howard

    Needs more radiator. ;)

  • Bluesceyes

    Half Monster, half Z1000, half B-King.

  • keithfinnie

    Nothing exceeds like excess.

  • MikeD

    At 90* bank angle it’s shorter (top to bottom) easier to package the TBs, air box, fuel tank.
    At 60* bank angle with “phased/split” con-rod pins and mounted longitudinally like Paul McM suggested it would have been a fine sounding, smooth running and good looking engine.

  • MikeD
  • MikeD

    Another wasted opportunity to do something fun and exciting with that awesome looking ST1300 engine. Sadly it will probably be put out to pasture soon.

  • paulus

    Just because something can be carbon, does not mean it MUST be carbon…. excess indeed

  • MacaveliMC

    Love it, if only for the fact that they are doing something a bit unique.

  • Doctor Jelly

    Primary balance is inherently better at larger divisions of 360 degrees. So a 360 degree crank (parallel twin) should have the best primary balancing followed by 180 (360 divided by 2), such as Goldwing and BMW R-series, 90 degrees (Ducati, most cars/trucks at 360 divided by 4), 60 degrees (divide by 6) or 72 for the mostly defunct Buell/some French company (divide by 5), or the import cruisers at the weird 50ish degrees (divide by extra engineering on their part), and finally 45 for Harley (divide by 8). There’s plenty more sizes, but those are the common angles that pop into mind. Generally, the tighter the V angle, the smaller the package, but the harder it is to fit everything (longer conrods needed to keep pistons from smacking each other, induction modules don’t fit, etc). So they should get better balancing and more space between the banks, but they probably sacrifice swingarm length which probably affects handling under a competent butt (ie not me).
    Oh, notable exception to the above 360 degree crank design is single cylinders. They shake more, but I think that has more to do with the lack of combustion per revolution than the primary balance? Not sure, and truthfully, I probably don’t know what I’m talking about anyway :)

  • Doctor Jelly

    I think they were going more towards a conventional sportbike style, which dictates a transverse crank (crankshaft runs across the frame from side to side). The good thing (and why I prefer that layout verses the Motus, BMW, etc style longitudinal crank which runs inline with the frame-fore and aft) is because of torque reaction. That engine has so much on tap that she’s going to pull hard when leaned over (depending on which way you’re leaning and which way the crank rotates, it will try to stand you up, or lay you over), and make cornering way more difficult than necessary when pretending you’re Rossi.

  • Doctor Jelly

    Too heavy? It’s almost lighter than a Sportster with a 2500cc V6 shoehorned in!!!! That’s over 30 more cubic inches than Harley’s top of the line at 120ci (race engine)! Color me impressed.

  • Just_Ride_man

    I always wondered what a Hayabusa or B-King with the Radical V8 (essentially 2 Busa engines mated at the Crank) would look like. This gives me a glimpse of that. Now I hate myself. There are a few bits and pieces that look cool but overall not my thing.

  • MM

    Wouldn’t the Boss Hoss of sportbikes be this?: http://pgmv8.com.au

  • proudAmerican702

    Looks like that teenage boy of Mr MV Augusta Brutale and Mrs Yamaha Vmax has really been hitting the gym!!

  • alvaro bg

    That price tag and they put a headlight anybody can buy (and we’ve seen in countless transformations!)….no way man

  • tony

    this is not a real motorcycle. 100% cgi for sure…