Ducati India has today launched the new Multistrada 950 S in the country. It is the first BS6-compliant model in the Italian brand’s Multistrada line-up for the Indian market and has been priced at INR 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, PAN India).
The new Ducati Multistrada 950 S takes things to the next level thanks to a series of improvements incorporated to make the motorcycle safer and even more enjoyable. Powering it is a 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta engine which complies with the BS6 emission regulations. It has been tuned to deliver 113 hp at 9000 rpm and 96 Nm at 7750 rpm. The ride-by-wire system ensures crispier and precise throttle response whereas the slipper clutch with hydraulic control system enhances the overall riding experience. Ducati says that the service interval of the new Multistrada 950 S has been set at a healthy 15,000 km with valve clearance inspection to be carried out at every 30,000 km.
The latest Multistrada 950 S features new side wings, taken from the Multistrada 1260, which make the front end even cleaner and more streamlined. We also have the distinctive and horizontally extended headlight, the 'beak', and an adjustable screen. The rider's seat, passenger seat, rear grab rail, exhaust and swingarm design, and the wheel sizes are inspired from the Multistrada 1260 Enduro.
The electronics package with the new Multistrada 950 S includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and the iconic semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS), 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-inch colour TFT display, a Hands-Free System, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls.