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ADV NewsMV Agusta Confirms Two New Adventure Motorcycles Coming Soon

MV Agusta Confirms Two New Adventure Motorcycles Coming Soon

The Italian brand teases the new machines with iconic scenes of the Paris-Dakar.

Published on 11.18.2021

After a whirlwind of rumors, MV Agusta is finally confirming they are throwing their hat into the ADV ring with not one, but two all-new adventure bikes. The Italian brand will drop the curtain on its plans for both machines in only a few days at EICMA, and make the new models available for online pre-booking starting November 23.

Previously, MV Agusta’s CEO, Timur Sardarov, had expressed his desire to bring Cagiva back into the game and draw from its rally bike heritage, but this is the first time we get official confirmation that the wheels are already in motion. The bikes will be Introduced under the initiative dubbed the “Lucky Explorer Project,” which MV says aims “at gathering the passionate lovers of rally raid and off-road racing.” 

MV Agusta’s dedicated website for the new adventure bikes, shows iconic Paris-Dakar scenes of the Lucky Strike-branded Cagiva bikes racing.

To tease their new adventure bikes, MV has launched a dedicated website which shows a countdown to the big reveal as well as iconic Paris-Dakar images of the Lucky Strike-branded Cagiva bikes racing in the African desert. A special section of the website, currently open for applications, is dedicated to Lucky Explorer ambassadors. Those chosen will have access to special content and exclusive previews as well as have the ability to initiate conversations on the Lucky Explorer forum. As another option to stay updated with the project news, MV has also launched the Instagram channel @luckyexplorer.official.


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Details about the two new bikes are still scarce, but Sardarov has previously revealed MV’s intent to use a new 950cc Triple for a future ADV platform. According to various reports, at least one of the new adventure bikes is expected to have a dirt-worthy 21” front wheel and long travel suspension. We’ll have to wait and see what MV Agusta actually has up their sleeves, but many hope that this project will culminate in the revival of the iconic Cagiva Elefant.

More on MV Agusta’s new adventure bikes will be revealed at EICMA in Milan from November 25 to 28, with November 23-24 reserved for Press. For those attending the show, you will find the action happening at Pavillion 22 – Booth M48.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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  1. Prob another $15k 950cc bike that will compete with BMW, KTM, Triumph, Honda, Yamaha, and Husqvarna in the same segment. You know what would be unique – a $7000 550cc adventure bike. You would have that market to yourself. And no I’m not talking about the cb500x. I mean a real adventure bike.

    • If it were easy to make a bike in that space, someone would. In fact, someone tried and you think it’s not good enough. How are they gonna make it BETTER than the CB500X, without being much heavier, without being expensive?

    • I was hoping for an adventure bike with at least 2.500cc, 6 cylinders and a dry weight of at least 350 kg and cast wheels. But unfortunately it’s only a 950 (sarcasm).
      I agree with you here, there’s still nothing in the middle class segment (500 ~ 600cc twin).
      Something like a CRF 500cc twin Rally would be perfect, or the Norden (500 ~ 600cc).

      • KTM 690e is still getting updated, slap a Seat Concepts on it and its comfortable. bit expensive but what a rush to have 70+ horses at 150kg….

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