The iconic Italian factory has revealed 550cc and 930cc adventure bikes, which take inspiration from the Cagiva Elefant that raced in the Dakar Rally.

MV Agusta's new Adventure offering

MV Agusta’s new Adventure offering

MV Agusta’s officially entered the adventure motorcycle game with the release of two new adventure bikes at the EICMA show.

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The 550cc and 930cc adventure bikes, dubbed the 5.5 and the 9.5, are a part of MV Agusta’s ‘Lucky Explorer’ project, with paint schemes inspired by the Lucky Explorer Cagiva Elefant Paris-Dakar rally bike
from the early 90s. And according to MV, the bikes imbibe the ‘spirit of the African rallies of the golden
age’… whatever that means. Either way there’s one thing for sure, they look fantastic.

The off road ready 9.5

The off road ready 9.5

9.5
The 9.5 is the big brother of the two, which has been designed to be the more premium off-road focused
adventure machine of the two. It’s powered by MV’s new 950 triple which has been developed specifically for this model, and it kicks out 123hp and 75.2lb-ft of torque. The chassis consists of a steel frame with
a lightweight aluminum swingarm with some 21-inch/18-inch wheels and long travel suspension. There’s a full suite of electronics which are accessed through a 7-inch TFT dash (which gets Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
connectivity).

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The smaller, road focussed MV Agusta 5.5

The smaller, road focussed MV Agusta 5.5

5.5
In contrast, the 5.5 is a much more road-focused model which gets 19-inch/17-inch wheels and KYB
USD hydraulic forks with 135mm of suspension travel. Interestingly, the bike was developed in close
collaboration with QJ (who are the parent brand for Benelli). It’s powered by a 550cc twincylinder,
in-line liquid-cooled engine which delivers 47.6hp and 37.62lb-ft of torque. At this stage there’s been no
official pricing information from the factory, but we’ll bring you more information about the bike as soon as we get it.

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