Two years ago, Italian brand MV Agusta announced its Lucky Explorer 9.5, a new adventure bike with strong resemblance to the Dakar-winning, Lucky Strike-branded Cagiva Elefants of the 1990s.
Now, after a partnership with KTM owners Pierer Mobility Group which has seen a shift from mid-range bikes assembled with Chinese parts to exclusive, luxury motorcycles produced in Italy, MV has revealed the final product: the LXP Orioli.
New 931cc triple cylinder engine
Powered by a new 931cc triple cylinder engine, the LXP Orioli is as much as a collector’s item as it is a motorcycle for real-world use, with production being limited to 500 units.
Named after four-time Dakar winner Edi Orioli (who will also sign each bike), the LXP produces 124bhp at 10,000rpm and 102Nm of torque at 7,000rpm, features a host of electronic aids including cornering ABS, cruise control, four riding modes, adjustable engine braking and traction control, keyless ride, and a 7″ TFT with full smartphone connectivity.
In terms of hardware, there’s a fully adjustable fork and shock each with 210mm travel, provided by Sachs, and 230mm worth of ground clearance.
Brembo provides the brakes, with premium Stylema units up front, and the tubeless spoked rims run 21″ at the front and 18″ at the rear.
As standard, the LXP Orioli comes with engine bars, an aluminium skid plate, and fog lights, as well as aluminium panniers. It also comes with a Termignoni exhaust can which can be swapped in.
Luxury bike, luxury price
The bike weighs 224kg dry, so with the 20-litre fuel tank filled up, the bike will tip the scales around 240kg, and the seat height can either be set at 850mm or 870mm.
Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect it to cost in the ballpark of €30,000, or £26,000.