MV Agusta enters the ADV market with two new models
Meet the MV Agusta 5.5 and 9.5 adventure bikes.
MV Agusta is expanding its lineup with two new models: the 5.5 and 9.5 adventure bikes. Revealed at EICMA 2021, these motorcycles signal the Italian manufacturer entering the competitive ADV segment.
The new ADVs come from MV Agusta’s Lucky Explorer project, which aimed to give homage to the company’s roots. MV says the 5.5 and 9.5 represent a modern take on the golden age of African rally bikes.
On the tech side, the 9.5 packs a 7-inch color TFT display with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. For longer trips, the 9.5 comes with a retractable pannier fastening system. MV says it blends well with the bike's looks and doesn't compromise the overall design.
The second new ADV from MV Agusta is the 5.5 model. Between it and the 9.5, this is the more road-oriented of the two. The 5.5 has smaller wheels, with 19-inches at the front and 17-inches at the rear. It packs a 550cc twin-cylinder mill that punches out 47.6 hp and 51 Nm of torque. According to MV, the 5.5 features an improved torque curve for smoother power delivery at all rev ranges.
The 5.5 gets a more compact but similarly capable 5-inch full HD TFT display with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and connectivity to the MV Ride app. The smartphone app enables turn-by-turn navigation and other features.
MV Agusta has yet to announce official pricing details, so we'll have to wait to find out. Local availability is also unknown as of now, but we imagine that these new ADVs could be an attractive choice for many riders in the Philippines—if the price is right.
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