Ducati Multistrada 950 S BS6 Launched Today at INR 15.49 lacs (Ex-Showroom Pan India). Multistrada 950 S is the smallest ‘multibike’ in Ducati’s portfolio. For the very first time, a super-technological S version featuring state-of-the-art electronics is available to fully satisfy the needs of an even greater number of motorcyclists.
It is powered by a 937 cm3 twin cylinder Testastretta 11° engine – which puts out 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The self-servo wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The Multistrada 950 engine has maintenance intervals of 15,000 km, with valve clearance inspection at every 30,000 km.
Multistrada 950 S features new side wings, taken from the Multistrada 1260, which make the front end even cleaner and more streamlined. The Multistrada 950 combines Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 Enduro’s design features.
The front end – with the distinctive horizontally extended headlight, the ‘beak’, adjustable screen, side ‘wings’ and tank – takes its cue from the Multistrada 1260. The rider’s seat, passenger seat, rear grab rail, the design of the exhaust and swingarm and the wheel sizes are, instead, inspired from the Multistrada 1260 Enduro.
The electronics package now includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and the iconic semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) which continuously adjusts fork and shock absorber , based on a 48 mm diameter fork and rear shock (both electronic), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) and Cruise Control. The Multistrada 950 S can now mount the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and also features a full-LED headlight, 5″ colour TFT display, a Hands-Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls.
The entire Multistrada family features a Brembo braking system with the ABS 9.1ME Cornering device, an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). Bosch Cornering ABS makes use of the Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform to optimize front and rear braking power even in critical situations and with the bike at considerable lean angles.
The Ducati Multistrada 950 S fly screen allows for one-handed vertical adjustment within a range of 60 mm; the accessory line also includes a lower screen.