The newest, and most affordable entry into the Multistrada family, the Multistrada 950 is officially available beginning January 28, 2017, with the price starting at $13,995 MSRP. But according to Ducati, it’s not just the cost that makes this latest ride a great start for two-wheeled adventurers.
‘The Multistrada 950 provides a combination of comfort, style, and superior performance, making it an approachable versatile bike with all the technology and capability for which Ducati is world-renowned.’ The Italian motorcycle manufacturer notes.
The new 950 is an extension of the present Multistrada line-up, which currently includes the Multistrada 1200 S, Multistrada 1200 Enduro, as well as the Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak. Clutch and Chrome took a closer look at the Multistrada 950 last month along with a ton of pictures, but here’s a quick overview.
Equipped with the Italian brand’s Testastretta 937 cc engine and a 19″ front wheel the Multistrada 950 promises a comfortable balance for long-distance on/off-road touring as well a low fuel consumption making it good for daily riding and commuting. The L-Twin engine produces 113 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque and is coupled with a 6-speed transmission and standard ABS, traction control and Ducati’s four distinct riding modes.
Coming in four flavors, each offers its own take on the model.
Touring: Color matched panniers, center stand, and heated grips.
Sport: Ducati performance exhaust by Temignoni, billet aluminum frame plugs, and billet aluminum front brake reservoir cap.
Urban: Top case, tank bag, and USB hub to charge electronic devices.
Enduro: Supplementary LED driving lights, engine crash bars, aluminum radiator guard, aluminum sump guard, off-road pegs, tubeless spoked wheels, and aluminum panniers by Touratech.
Needless to say, Ducati has a showroom full of accessories for both the motorcycle and rider for those looking to make this unique slice of bike their own.