MV Agusta's Lucky Explorer project

Submitted by Jo on Tue, 11/23/2021 - 18:35

The Lucky Explorer Project was unveiled at the MV Agusta stand of EICMA. That begins with two new innovations in the adventure segment.
Lucky Explorer Project - explained by MV Agusta - is not just a motorcycle, but also a lifestyle. Aesthetics and colors that recall the Cagiva Elefant that ran, and won, the Paris-Dakar with the sponsor Lucky Explorer marks a new beginning and a leap into the future.
Let us start with the 9.5 study model, which was born as a true off-road-oriented maxi enduro with its 21-inch front and 18-inch wheels.
The three-cylinder in-line engine represents a complete evolution of the well-known 800, with but due to it's increased displacement of 930 cc, the power rises to 123 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and the maximum torque is 102 Nm delivered at 7,000 rpm. 
It retains the counter-rotating engine and the removable six-speed gearbox, new head and cylinder, valves, crankshaft with 120 ° cranks, forged pistons and trimetallic bushings.
A novelty is the electro-actuated gearbox, offered as an option. The steel frame has a closed double cradle and the rear frame is also made of steel, while the swingarm is made of aluminum alloy.
There are numerous stylistic elements common to the 950 and 550, to protect the front braking system there is a disc cover, while the skid plate emphasizes the purpose of the bike.

The cockpit has a 7-inch color TFT panel, with Bluetooth connection to smartphones and the possibility to connect towards a wifi signel for updates.
The 5.5 is equipped with a headlight with a semi-circle DRL, which is clearly inspired by the design of the original Elefant 900. The optical group of the 9.5 is more complex thanks to two concentric elements.
The 5.5 was developed and built with the Chinese partner QJ, the owner of Benelli and is equipped with a two-cylinder in-line twin-shaft engine grown to 550 cc made for this model with greater attention to the increase of troque. 

Both bikes performances have not yet been declared, as well as their weight and prices.