If you are looking for proof that the medium-weight Adventure category is relevant, then you have come to the right place at MV Agusta, because the Italian brand has not only one but two machines for us at this EICMA show, designed for every road that the world can launch.
As part of the largest project “Lucky Explorer”, this series of ADV machines present the two new power platforms of the Italian brand: a three-cylinder of 930 cm3 and a parallel twin of 550 cm3. If you couldn’t figure it out for yourself, the MV Agusta Lucky Explorer 9.5 is the larger of the two motorcycles on offer and seems ready to face the Premium end of the Western market.
Based on the venerable 800cc Triple that MV Agusta has used in its entire range of motorcycles, the 930cc specification is practically completely new internally, with a larger bore and stroke.
However, the new 9.5 engine has the same body size as its predecessor and weighs only 125 pounds. The clutch, generator, starter, selector and engine gearbox have also been completely redesigned. In addition, you can get the Lucky Explorer with or without a Rekluse clutch, and the quick Up/Down switch is also optional.
The front wheel is a 21″ tire while the rear wheel has a diameter of 18″, which hints at MV Agusta’s intention that the lucky Explorer will be a real off-road bike. The wheelbase is measured at 1,580 mm. The chassis is a tubular steel double cradle design (the rear subframe is also made of steel), while the swingarm is made of Aluminum.
There is a large 7″ TFT dashboard from which you can control the robust MVICS electronic system from MV Agusta. The Italians don’t spill all the beans with all the features in this category, but we expect a similar feature set to that of their road bikes. As you can see in the renderings below, the Lucky Explorer 9.5 comes together in the flesh. It is not known when we will see one on the European or American market. However, it looks promising, like a modern elephant.