The two trail bikes are a proposal of what these new models of MV Agusta and that are based on the essence of the Cagiva Elefant of the 80s and 90s, motorcycles with an unmistakable aesthetic and based on the maximum efficiency in driving and the technological advances of these years of the 21st century.
What are the first objectives?
The first objective of the MV Agusta Lucky Explorer Project is to make a compact, light, essential and functional motorcycle, geared more towards off-road driving than comfortable asphalt roads, but without sacrificing the versatility of trail bikes. Originally the Cagiva Elefant was based on racing and the Dakar Rally.
MV Agusta Lucky Explorer 5.5
The MV Agusta Lucky Explorer 5.5 will be developed together with QJ (Qianjiang) with whom in 2020 it signed an agreement for the manufacture of low-displacement motorcycles. Qianjiang owns other brands such as Keeway and Benelli, with which it will surely share some of its elements. MV Agusta also has an agreement with Loncin, for another range of low-displacement motorcycles.
According to the first information about the 550 cc motorcycle (diameter per stroke: 70.5 x 71 mm., Which will be oriented to the A2 market, is that they seek to make a truly advanced model in terms of electronics, mechanics and chassis. The engine will be two-cylinder, water-cooled, double overhead camshaft. A wide-spectrum engine in which a balanced power curve and a lot of smoothness of operation are sought.
Aesthetically it shares many characteristics with the 950 and internally it is sure that it will have a lot to do with the success Benelli TRK.
MV Agusta Lucky Explorer 9.5
For the larger version MV Agusta has not had to resort to external suppliers, because it has an appropriate engine to give life to this new maxi trail. The sporty character of the tricylindrical Italian, Triumph already has a direct rival for its Tiger 900, it will need to be smoothed out so that the power delivery is more suited to the needs of trail bikes. It will be the bike that captures the spirit of the Cagiva Elefant.
As in the case of the 550, the orientation of the MV Agusta Lucky Explorer Project 9.5 is that of the off road, but also that of a mixed use of adventure tourism. The instrumentation will be a seven-inch TFT screen, with the information distributed in a clear way and a connection system for smartphones and wireless networks.
The chassis is of the double steel cradle type, with areas specially designed for stress relief and double aluminum swingarm.
Engine three cylinders It will be based on the 800 currently in production, but with a displacement of 930cc, a maximum power of 123 CV at 10,000 turns and a maximum torque of 102 Nm at 7,000 turns. The engine will have a counter-rotating crankshaft to reduce internal vibrations and inertia. The gearbox will be completely redesigned in relation to the 800 engine, with a new internal lubrication system. As in the case of Honda with the Africa Twin, MV Agusta will offer a version with manual transmission and another semi automatic, of different technology.