MV Agusta first entered the eBike segment last year with the introduction of its Amo series. Now, the storied Italian motorcycle brand is expanding its range of electric assist bikes with the launch of its Lucky Explorer Project, harking back to its Paris-Dakar roots with two new off-road models that don the infamous Lucky Explorer livery.
“The Lucky Explorer Project represents the ultimate character of MV Agusta to express its sentiments, revamping deeply the passion, the emotions, the values, the style, the gestures of men and bikes who made the history of racing in the desert and off road. It is not just about motorbikes and e-bikes, it’s about a comprehensive world of emotions, memories, values and a way of being: a long-awaited return for all the fans of off road rides, but also a new beginning and a leap into the future,” says MV Augusta.
The full suspension E-Enduro model features a Fox Float suspension fork with 180 mm of travel, along with a Fox DHX2 rear shock that can provide 230 mm of travel, built around a full carbon frame and a Bosch Performance Line CX mid-mount motor that produces 85 Nm (62.6 lb.ft) of torque and can offer pedal-assistance up to 15.5 mph (25km/h).
Additionally, the motor is paired with a Bosch Powerline 750-Wh PowerTube battery for up to 87 miles (140 km) of travel per-charge, while pedal power relies on a SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS 12-speed groupset that rolls on Race Face Next R31 wheels wrapped in Vittoria Mazza 29×2.6 tires.
Stopping power comes courtesy of Braking IN.CA.S 2.0 MTB brakes that are fitted with a semi-floating 220-mm front rotor and a fixed 203-mm rear rotor.
For the ever-exploding gravel scene, MV Agusta offers the E-Gravel, which features a traditional, double-diamond carbon frame and drop-handlebars that draws its assistance from a Mahle X20 rear-hub motor that’s matched with a 350-Wh battery, providing a range of travel of up to 87 miles (140 km) on a single charge.
Elsewhere, there’s a Fox 32 K Float AX suspension fork to help smooth out some of the terrain, grippy Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M 700x45c tires and a Campagnolo 13-speed Ekar groupset that’s equipped with 160-mm rotors – tipping the scales at a respectable 29.5 pounds (13.4 kg).
MV Agusta debuted the Lucky Explorer Project ebikes at last month’s Eurobike show, with pricing and availability yet to be released.
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