Everything you need to know about the Best Ducati Multistrada 950 S
The Bologna-based bike-maker has been famous for making some of the most desired machines in the world. After all, all of the bikes that have rolled off the production line from the Italian manufacturer are one of the finest machines in the world, only being overshadowed by their siblings, if you’re wondering.
Before the BS-VI emission standards came into full force, the Ducati India line-up consisted of a truckload of motorcycles, comprising various body types, and, of course, sweet-sounding motors. However, the manufacturer had to discontinue its entire product line-up once the April 2020 deadline hit the schedule.
So, it kickstarted its BS-VI motorcycle line-up with the launch of the Panigale V2 and Scrambler 1100 Pro in the Indian market, out of which, the Ducati Panigale V2 even won our ‘Best of 2020’ award as the Performance Bike of the year 2020. Following the launch of the same, Ducati India has now introduced the BS-VI approved version of the Multistrada 950, dubbed as the Multistrada 950 S. So, Everything you need to know about the Best Ducati Multistrada 950 S
In the BS-IV era, the Multistrada 950 used to be the entry-level offering in Ducati’s Multistrada line-up, and, while there aren’t any motorcycles left in this particular space from Ducati in the BS-VI era, the 950 will still continue to be the entry-level model, that is even when the other motorcycles receive BS-VI certification and are on sale in the Indian market.
In this article, “Everything you need to know about the Best Ducati Multistrada 950 S”. The Multistrada still looks very similar in the BS-VI era. It largely borrows its design highlights from the larger and now discontinued Multistrada 1200. The Multistrada 950’s design is perhaps an amalgamation of both the Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro’s styling, where Ducati India has kept the lightest elements while making sure the overall design remains compact.
As far as its dimensions are concerned, it measures similarly as its predecessor, meaning the bike is 2,280mm in length, 995mm in width, and 1,470mm in height. The fuel tank capacity is a 20-litres. Moreover, some of the key design highlights of the small adventure bike include a front windscreen, twin halogen headlamps and a front cowl for a sporty appeal.
Now to the powertrain, the Multistrada 950 comes powered by the same 937cc twin-cylinder engine as before, which has now made its transition to the BS-VI standards, and it now produces 113bhp of power and a peak torque of 96Nm. Moreover, the engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as a sole fitment.
As far as the electronics are concerned, the Ducati Multistrada 950 is heavily equipped and has a very expansive list, comprising of four different modes, namely Sport, Touring, It also gets a fully-digital instrument cluster, which is good for displaying some crucial information such as speed, revs, odometer, fuel gauge, and so on. On the electrics front, the bike gets a full-LED setup for the headlamp, taillamp, as well as side blinkers.
Moving on to the hardware of the motorcycle, it rides on a 120/70 R19 tyre at the front and a wider yet smaller 170/60 R 17 tyre at the back. The suspension duties are carried over by KYB 48mm fully adjustable upside-down forks at the front and a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock at the rear. The bike is built around a tubular steel trellis frame. Lastly, as for braking, it comes equipped with dual 320mm discs at the front and a 265mm disc at the rear.
In this article, “Everything you need to know about the Best Ducati Multistrada 950 S”. Unlike before, the Multistrada 950 now comes in an ‘S’ variant, which means it gets some extra equipment than earlier. Further, it is priced at Rs. 15.49 lakh for the said variant (ex-showroom, Delhi) and comes with a 2-year warranty as standard. It is, of course, one of the most capable off-roaders in the segment and it comes loaded with electronics and one of the finest Italian design out there. The Ducati Multistrada 950 S is one gem of an adventure motorcycle.