Back in November of 2021, MV Agusta unveiled its Lucky Explorer Project — 550cc twin and 930cc triple adventure bike models inspired by the 1990- and ’94-winning Cagiva Elefant. Fast forward to today and the Varese marque has now revealed two unexpected additions to the Lucky Explorer Project with a pair of ultra-premium electric bicycles.
Known as the E-Gravel, the first of these two E-Bikes — as one might guess from the name — is an electric gravel bike that’s pieced together around a state-of-the-art hard-tailed carbon fiber frame. At the heart of the gravel bike is a Mahle X20 motor drawing from a 350-kW, 36-volt battery. Standard componentry on the E-Gravel includes a FOX 32 K Float AX fork, 160mm Campagnolo EKAR brakes, a Prolongo Dimension AGX saddle, FSA K-Wing AGX handlebar and MTB NS ICR stem, and optional Mahle e-Shifters. Tipping the scales at just 29.5lbs, MV Agusta’s E-Gravel also affords an assisted range of 87 miles.
The second of the two models is the rugged E-Enduro electric mountain bike. Like the E-Gravel, the E-Enduro is constructed around a carbon fiber frame that houses a Bosch Performance Line CX motor and PowerTube 625/750-Wh battery that are paired with an SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS transmission. The full suspension, full-carbon chassis has also been paired with a FOX Float 38 Factory fork, DHX2 shock, an SLS spring, plus top-of-the-line IN.CASE 2.0 brakes with a semi-floating 220mm front rotor (and a 230mm fixed rear item). Additional highlights and top-shelf components include a Race Face handlebar and stem, an FSA-CK 702 crankset, a 30.9mm FOX Transfer Factory seat post, a Proxim W450 Performance saddle, and 29” Vittoria Mazza tires. The E-Enduro is also being offered with an optional Bosch Kiox 300 display and mini remote, as well as a FOX mudguard. Both bikes also come adorned in a livery that subtly pays homage to the Lucky Stripes paint digs worn by the aforementioned ’90s era Elefant Dakar winners.
Pricing, availability, and an official release date have yet to be revealed for the MV Agusta Lucky Explorer E-Gravel and E-Enduro E-Bikes, though more information can be found on the E-Mobility page of the Italian firm’s website.