According to Sardarov, no; in fact, neither KTM AG nor Pierer titles have been discussing anything of the kind.
“Nothing specific has been discussed, and nobody raised this topic. The main principle is for MV Agusta to stay independent from design language and the engineering of KTM Group of products [and] companies.”
“MV Agusta is not going to be part of the cross-platform and cross-branded platform style that KTM is known for.”
As for the budding Lucky Explorer 9.5, we’re told around 500 special editions will be created before the big production belt starts up – and we could be seeing the thing in as few as three weeks from now.
“The 9.5 production starts next month, and it goes on sale from October as a model year 2024 bike,” finishes Agusta’s CEO.
What do you think of the Lucky Explorer 5.5? Do you think MV Agusta’s better off keeping the bike from our markets?