DUCATI INTRODUCES THE NEW MULTISTRADA 950

Ducati presents the new Multistrada 950, the Bologna based bike manufacturer's smallest adventure bike designed to provide all the excitement of the Multistrada in a way that makes it more accessible and versatile. Designed to put great performance within everyone's grasp, the Multistrada 950 is for those who want to get in some touring (and perhaps enjoy the company of a passenger) and those who want an agile fun bike that's ideal for everyday use.

Combining the Multistrada family's trademark design and chassis geometry, the Multistrada 950 has it all. Lighter than the Multistrada 1200 and with a seat height of 840 mm, the Multistrada 950 sharpens the excellent dynamic performance of its “big brothers”. The 19" light alloy front wheel ensures comfort and fun on any road surface, asphalted or not. Suspension with a generous 170 mm of travel and a twin-sided swingarm keep comfort levels high while giving the Multistrada 950 outstanding agility. Moreover, the 20-litre tank puts plenty of miles between refuelling stops.

The 937cm Testastretta engine gives the Multistrada 950 true Ducati verve - and makes it accessible to everyone. This engine delivers 113 hp (83.1 kW) at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.8 kgm (96.2 Nm) at 7,750 rpm. The four Riding Modes (Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro) give the Multistrada 950 true 4-bikes-in-1 capability.

Maintenance is as worry-free as it gets: the 937cm Ducati Testastretta 11° twin cylinder engine has a  maintenance interval of 15,000 km (9,000 miles)  or 12 months, with valve clearance inspection every 30,000 km (18,000 miles).

The Multistrada 950 is both confidence-inspiring and safe thanks to the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control. These safety systems apply different intervention levels depending on the selected Riding Mode; riders can personalize them to set up the Multistrada 950 to match their individual needs and riding skills.

The New Ducati Multistrada 950 will be will be available in ‘Star White Silk’ (MSRP $14,145) and ‘Ducati Red’ (MSRP $13,995).

SPECS

Engine: Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, liquid cooled
Displacement: 937 cc
Bore x Stroke: 94 x 67.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.6:1
Power: 83.1 kW (113 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 96.2 Nm (71.0 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Fuel Injection: Bosch electronic FI system, cylindrical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire
Gearbox: 6 speed
Final Drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame
Front Suspension: KYB 48 mm fully adjustable USD fork
Front Wheel: Cast alloy or wire-spoked 19″
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear Wheel: Cast alloy or wire-spoked 17″
Wheel Travel(front/rear): 170 mm (6.7 in) – 170 mm (6.7 in)
Dry Weight: 204 kg (459.7 lb)
Kerb weight: 227 kg (500.4 lb)
Seat height: 840 mm; (33.1 in standard; 32.3 – 33.9 accessory seats)
Wheelbase: 1,594 mm (62.76 in)
Rake: 25.2°
Front Wheel Trail: 105.7 mm (4.16 in)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 l – 5.3 gallon (US)

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