August 18, 2022

Final week we reported that two all-new adventure-touring bikes from the home of MV Agusta have been set to debut at EICMA 2021. Dubbed the Fortunate Explorer 5.5 and 9.5, the 2 fashions hint their heritage to the Cagiva Elefant — winner of the Dakar Rally in 1990 and 1994.

MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 5.5

MV Agusta has revealed that the smaller 5.5 has been developed intently with Chinese language agency QJ Motor — the identical firm that owns Benelli. As its title suggests, the 5.5 might be powered by a 554cc twin-cylinder engine. It is a larger-capacity by-product of the parallel-twin from the Benelli TRK 502 — bore and stroke figures have gone up from 69mm and 66.8mm, respectively, to 70.5mm and 71mm. 

The body, too, has been borrowed from the Benelli however contemplating that is an MV Agusta, different {hardware} parts look like higher-spec. In the meantime, the alloy swingarm seems to be to be the identical because the one from the QJMotor SRT 500.

The Italian agency has shared just a few different particulars in the intervening time. Autocar India stories that the 5.5 will function the identical 20-liter gasoline tank capability, 1,505mm wheelbase, and 19-inch/17-inch entrance and rear wheel set-up. We additionally know that, just like the Benelli, this can be a very heavy bike with a dry weight of 220kg. 

MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 9.5

In contrast to the 5.5, the Fortunate Explorer 9.5 is an MV Agusta from the bottom up. Each bikes get a contemporary take of the enduring Fortunate Explorer colour scheme used on the Cagiva Elefant 900 Dakar race bike. 

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Whereas each bikes share an analogous design language, the 9.5 makes use of extra premium {hardware} and parts, like solid carbon fiber within the part that hyperlinks the radiator space to the bash plate. Autocar India mentions that the 9.9 includes a 7-inch TFT show that features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, cruise management, launch management, 8-level traction management, a GPS sensor, and LED cornering headlights. 

On the coronary heart of the bike is a brand new 930cc inline-triple, which finds its roots within the 800cc triple seen on a few of MV’s different fashions just like the Brutale 800. Nonetheless, the brand new engine employs a distinct head, valves, a brand new counter-rotating crankshaft, and new solid pistons. CycleWorld mentions in its stories {that a} 12.5:1 compression ratio, down from 13.3:1 on the 800, implies that this engine has been tuned for higher torque supply — as one would anticipate from an journey bike. Peak output figures are rated at 123 hp at 10,000 rpm and 75lb-ft of torque at 7,000rpm. The 9.9 might be accessible with an ordinary 6-speed handbook or the automated Rekluse clutch system already seen within the Turismo Veloce.

Suspension {hardware} contains electronically managed Sachs models with 220mm of journey on the entrance and 210mm on the rear wheel. Curiously, the Fortunate Explorer 9.5 weighs the identical because the 5.5 at 220kg (dry). 

Launch dates and pricing for each bikes are but to be decided. Nonetheless, the 9.5 will seemingly make its debut earlier than the 5.5. 

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