Anyone who doesn't play games in the ADV sandbox will not actually play games in 2022, which is why MV Agusta is now tentatively toe. Two toes: Lucky Explorer 5.5 and Lucky Explorer 9.5. 5.5 may inherit the Elefant nickname at some point and will be powered by a 554 cc DOHC parallel two-cylinder engine, which comes from MV’s Chinese partner QJ. "Although it is a medium-sized bicycle," MV said, "its appearance is a higher displacement touring motorcycle, which can attract European riders to find a solid and unstoppable partner."
It seems that the 900 cc Triple currently called 9.5 will be the more serious of the two bikes. 5.5 A gentler and gentler medium-sized ADV path will be adopted, and the travel of the 19-inch and 17-inch wheels will not exceed 5 inches. According to MV, the seat is 33.8 inches high, the estimated weight is 484 pounds, and the ship contains 5.3 gallons of fuel.
At this speed, this car will not set the world on fire more than it does now, claiming a power of 46.9 hp at 7.500 rpm and a maximum torque of 37.6 lb-ft at 5.500 rpm. But it's still too early. It sounds like we have to pursue both the romance of desert racing and the real desert racing. This is just "the basis of an ambitious preview communication project, which will be developed initially through digital communication activities, followed by other activities in the real world, and eventually support the launch of two new adventure bikes." Why not let the MV author If someone introduces all of this to us, you can decide whether 5.5 gains momentum when translated into English.
December 26, 1978. This day marks one of the most fascinating and dangerous adventures ever: the origin of Paris-Dakar. The famous rally across the Sahara Desert was born out of the disrespect and vision of Thierry Sabine. After the death of its founder in the ruthless Ténéré region in 1986, the race has become a test bed for high-performance bicycles capable of driving on desert tracks at crazy speeds.
The Elefant model with Lucky Explorer camouflage may be the most famous symbol of that historic desert raid. From the initial sketches, the evocative power of the elephant dominates twice the final destination of Lac Rose in Dakar, inspiring many designers who are committed to recreating motorcycles with modern keys The magical feeling is considered to be an eternal symbol of the struggle between nature and human brutality.
Rock, sand, gasoline and courage: a series of key elements on which these epic races are based. "Empty" embraces full throttle. Look for the right track, and truly distinguish between the stage of victory and the track of reaching the base camp overtime. This is not just about motorcycles. This is a comprehensive ecosystem that is not only composed of evocative feelings, but also worthy of off-road efficiency and skills.
More than just a project November 2021. MV Agusta launched the Lucky Explorer Project, a multifaceted project that aims to gather passionate enthusiasts of rally and off-road racing around Schiranna's unforgettable and epic participation and victory in the great African Rally. . The same spirit of adventure and freedom is the foundation of this ambitious preview communication project, which will be developed initially through digital communication activities, followed by other activities in the real world, and ultimately support the launch of two new adventure bikes.
The Lucky Explorer Project is more than just a cold and smart marketing project. It represents the company's ultimate character in expressing emotions in the motorcycle business, and profoundly changed the passion, emotion, values, style and posture of the men and bicycles who created the history of desert racing.
This is not just a project. The Lucky Explorer Project aims to create a communication platform to support the launch of two new adventure bikes, creating expectations and excitement, therefore:
• Transform the Lucky Explorer racing tradition • Tell the story of the great African rally and spread the culture • Build a community of adventure and off-road enthusiasts • Let participants participate in online and offline actions
The Lucky Explorer Project is not just about bicycles, it is about a comprehensive world of emotions, memories, values, and ways of being. The long-awaited return of Made-in-Schiranna fans is also a new beginning and a leap forward. The project will be developed on the website www.luckyexplorerproject.com and the Instagram channel @luckyexplorer.official, which is already online. Drivers, characters, clips and anecdotes, historical factory tours, retro advertisements, videos, memorabilia, new content and events will gather a true community of fans. The Lucky Explorer Ambassador will appear, with access to special content and exclusive previews.
The new 5.5 and 9.5 adventure bikes provide a concrete but inspiring perspective on the increasingly crowded competitive arena, focusing on riding efficiency and style charm, as well as advanced technical solutions. Both of these projects represent a modern interpretation of the myth of desert racing. Since the mid-1980s, they have attracted the imagination of the racing industry, conquered countless enthusiasts, and constantly seek new thrilling adventures.
Initially, on the historic Elefant model, on the center stage of the Dakar race, even from a distance, the Lucky Explorer logo can be immediately recognized, thus becoming a feature of the entire bike and emphasizing its racing-oriented personality. Today, thanks to the winning choice of graphics and settings, the logo blooms again on these two new models.
Salute to the past, the first stone of our future.
Version 5.5 was developed in close cooperation with our partner QJ. It is a new type of adventure bike inspired by the Elefant tradition. Although it is a medium-sized bicycle, its appearance is a higher displacement touring motorcycle, which can attract European riders who are looking for a solid and unstoppable partner.
If compared with the initial model, this close cooperation with partners has brought about a truly advanced model: in fact, the electronics, machinery and chassis are all carefully developed on the basis of detailed specifications. For example, electronic devices have been optimized to provide the perfect combination between performance and safety. The two-cylinder in-line liquid-cooled engine with double overhead camshafts has also undergone special improvements to further improve efficiency. The displacement has been increased to 554 cc (70.5 mm bore and 71 mm stroke), which is a unique content of this model, designed to further enrich the torque curve and smooth delivery at all speeds.
This is what a motorcycle with such a wide range of uses deserves. The unique design of the 5.5 version can be seen in the superstructure and other key aesthetic features, such as customized optical components. The style inspiration is shared with the 9.5 model, inspired by legendary races in the desert, rather than other features, which makes this newly born model proudly claim its technical, conceptual and aesthetic identity.
Engine type: DOHC inline 2 cylinders, 4 valves/cylinder displacement: 554cm3 – 33,8 in3 Compression ratio: 11,5:1 Bore x stroke: 70.5 x 71 mm – 27.75 x 27,95 in. Max. Power (crankshaft ): 35 kW (46.9 hp) @ 7.500 rpm Maximum torque: 51 Nm (37.6 lb-ft) @ 5.500 rpm Cooling system: liquid engine management system: integrated ignition-injection system, 2 injector clutches: wet, multi-disc Slipper clutch gearbox: six-speed, constant mesh
Dimensions and weight Wheelbase: 1.505 mm-59,2 inches Saddle height: 860 mm-33,8 inches minimum. Ground clearance: 210 mm – 8,3 in Trail: 114 mm – 4,5 in Dry weight: 220 kg – 484 lbs Fuel tank capacity: 20l – 5,3 Us Gallon
Front suspension: 43 mm KYB "inverted" telescopic hydraulic fork with rebound and spring preload adjustment, wheel travel 135 mm-5,31 inches. Rear suspension: KYB single shock absorber with rebound and compression damping and Spring preload adjustment.
Brakes Front brake: 320mm double floating disc, with steel brake disc and flange, 4-piston Brembo caliper, Bosch ABS
Rear brake: 260mm steel disc, 2-piston Brembo caliper, Bosch ABS
Frame: tubular high-strength steel lattice frame
Wheel front: alloy spoke wheel 3” x 19” rear: alloy spoke wheel 4,25” x 17” tire front: 100/80 – ZR 19 tubeless rear: 150/70 – ZR 17 tubeless
Content E TFT 5-inch full HD dashboard-Bluetooth connection-GPS sensor-MV Ride app with turn navigation system.
Emission standard: Euro 5 Fuel consumption (comprehensive): 3.8 l/100 km (62 mpg) CO2 emission: 87 g/km