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MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 5.5 and 9.5 journey bikes revealed | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The MV Agusta journey bikes borrow styling cues from the Elefant journey bike of yesteryear.

MV Agusta has made a splash into the journey bike phase by taking the covers off not one however two journey bikes – the Fortunate Explorer 5.5 and 9.5. The bigger 9.5 is a very in-house product, whereas the smaller 5.5 has been developed in collaboration with accomplice, QJMotor. Each fashions have comparable styling and hark again to the Cagiva Elefant journey bike of the ‘80s.

MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 5.5 journey bike: particulars

The smaller 5.5 journey bike was developed at the side of accomplice QJMotor, and as such there are a couple of elements which were carried over from present QJMotor merchandise. The liquid-cooled, 554cc parallel twin engine makes 47.6hp at 7,500rpm and 51 Nm at 5,500rpm. These figures aren’t too completely different when in comparison with one thing just like the Benelli TRK 502 and the facility determine is equivalent, though it arrives 1,000rpm decrease within the rev band. 

The chassis discovered here’s a tubular metal trellis body (one other similarity to QJMotor’s merchandise) and the Fortunate Explorer 5.5 ideas the scales at 220kg (dry), inserting it on the portly finish of the dimensions. Suspension {hardware} is equipped by KYB within the type of a 43mm fork with rebound and preload adjustability and a fully-adjustable monoshock.

Braking {hardware} is comfortably the very best on this phase with 4-piston radial calipers biting down on twin 320mm discs on the entrance and a twin-piston unit mated to a single 260mm disc on the rear, each courtesy of Italian specialists, Brembo. The 5.5 will get dual-channel ABS from Bosch as customary. Seat peak is reasonably tall at 860mm, though it does pay dividends within the type of a 210mm floor clearance determine. Gasoline tank dimension at 20 litres ought to guarantee a substantial vary between fill-ups.

The Fortunate Explorer will get a 5.5-inch full-colour TFT sprint which might present you turn-by-turn navigation and name alerts together with your smartphone paired to the MV Agusta app. 

MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 9.5 journey bike: particulars

The MV Agusta Fortunate Explorer 9.5 is a very in-house designed product and it makes use of a retuned and bored-out model of the triple-cylinder engine. The engine within the 9.5 is a liquid-cooled, 931cc triple-cylinder engine making 124hp at 10,000rpm and 102Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The 6-speed gearbox it’s mated to may also be had with the Rekluse Good Clutch System. MV Agusta claims that the seat, handlebar and footpegs are adjustable between two positions to permit riders to fine-tune their place on the bike in numerous situations. 

The metal trellis subframe is bolted onto the double beam metal foremost body itself and has been strengthened additional to accommodate baggage in addition to a pillion. Suspension is courtesy of Sachs, with a 48mm entrance fork and rear shock, each absolutely adjustable. Braking {hardware} is top-notch, as you’d count on, with twin Stylema calipers biting down upon 320mm discs on the entrance and a twin-piston caliper mated to a 265mm disc on the rear. Complementing the {hardware} is a Continental dual-channel cornering ABS with Rear Wheel Elevate Mitigation as effectively. 

The Fortunate Explorer 9.5 rides on tubeless spoked rims, though they’re much extra off-road oriented of their sizing. Wheel sizes are 90/90-21 on the entrance and 150/60-R18 on the rear, shod with dual-purpose rubber. The gasoline tank dimension is similar as its youthful counterpart, at 20 litres. Seat peak is adjustable between 850mm/870mm and the bottom clearance determine stands at a towering 230mm.

A full suite of digital rider aids is on provide together with traction management, launch management, cruise management and completely different rider modes. All of those are managed by means of the 7-inch full-colour TFT sprint which additionally reveals turn-by-turn navigation and notification alerts when paired to your smartphone by way of its proprietary app. 

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