Limited Edition MV Agusta LXP Orioli – First Look
Only 500 units of the “luxury all-terrain motorcycle” to be produced
After teasing us with the Lucky Explorer Project and even a test ride of a prototype, MV Agusta has officially announced its much anticipated first adventure-touring model as the limited edition LXP Orioli.
The 2024 MV Agusta LXP Orioli pays tribute to racer Edi Orioli who won the Dakar Rally four times, including victories in 1990 and 1994 riding for MV’s precursor, Cagiva. It was in that 1990 Paris-Dakar Rally that Orioli raced on the Cagiva Elefant that inspired the Lucky Explorer Project and the limited edition LXP Orioli.
Each model is individually numbered and personally signed by Orioli himself, and comes with a kit containing a certificate of authenticity, a motorcycle cover, and a homologated titanium Termignoni exhaust with a carbon fiber end cap and heat shield.
MV Agusta will produce only 500 units of what it calls the “world’s first luxury all-terrain motorcycle”. We expect a full production version is expected to come eventually, rebranded as the “Enduro Veloce”, though past comments from Stefan Pierer may cast some doubt on those plans, especially after it was recently confirmed KTM will acquire a majority stake in MV Agusta in spring 2026.
Most of the initial specifications from the prototypes remain on the LXP Orioli. The engine is a clean sheet design, sharing only the intake and exhaust valves, transmission output shaft and oil pump with the engine powering MV Agusta’s existing 798cc models. The engine remains a 931cc Inline-Triple with four valves per cylinder, a DOHC design with cams treated with a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating. MV Agusta now lists a compression ratio of 13.4:1, instead of the prototype’s 12.5:1 ratio.
The engine uses a counter-rotating crankshaft to counteract the rotational torque of the wheels like other models in its lineup, but MV says this is the first implementation of the design on an adventure bike. MV Agusta claims a peak torque output and 75.2 lb-ft. at 7,000 rpm with 85% of the peak torque available at 3,000 rpm. MV Agusta also claims a peak output of 124 hp at 10,000 rpm, which is actually higher than the claimed output on the prototype.
The engine is matched with a wet multi-plate shaft and a cassette-style transmission that can be extracted by removing the clutch cover on the right side. The LXP Orioli comes standard with the MV EAS 4.0 bidirectional quick shifter.
Thanks to its six-axis IMU, the LXP is equipped with a suite of electronics including four ride modes (Urban, Touring, Off-road, and Custom All-Terrain), launch control, engine brake control, traction control, and cornering ABS. Engine braking control offers two levels, either reduced or full engine braking. The traction control system, which can be turned off, offers five levels of intervention for road use, two for off-road use, and a Rain mode for wet conditions. The Continental MK100 cornering ABS can be fully deactivated or only turned off for the rear wheel, and it incorporates a rear wheel lift-up mitigation system.
Other electronic features include a GPS immobilizer, cruise control, plus a 7-inch TFT display. The LXP Orioli has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and can work with the MV Ride app to provide engine and vehicle setup plus turn-by-turn navigation.
The chassis is a perimeter double cradle steel frame with a bolted-on steel trellis subframe and cast aluminum swingarm.
Sachs supplies the 48mm inverted fork, and the progressive link monoshock, both offering full adjustability and 8.3 inches of travel. This is a change from the prototype which used a 50mm fork with 8.7 inches of travel. An electronic suspension was considered, but will not be offered on the LXP Orioli.
The braking system consists of dual 320mm front discs with radial-mount Brembo Stylema calipers up front, and a single 265mm disc with a two-piston rear caliper.
The wire spoke wheels are tubeless with aluminum hubs and Takasago Excel rims, with a 2.15”x21” up front and a 4”x18” at the rear. Bridgestone provides the Battlax AX41 tires, but the LXP Orioli can also be fitted with more road-focused Battlax A41 tires.
Standard features include crash bars, auxiliary lighting, an aluminum sump guard, and rapid release aluminum side cases with a carrying capacity of 39 l on the left case and 32 l on the exhaust-impeded right side.
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