Ducati Multistrada 950 S to debut
Multistrada 950 updated for 2019
Ducati have announced a host of updates to the Multistrada 950 for 2019, including a six-axis Bosch IMU and Cornering ABS, as well as the addition of Vehicle Hold Control and a hydraulic clutch.
Other updates include a lighter swingarm, lightweight alloy wheels including spoked versions, as well as an updated dash and auto-cancelling indicators, which also make use of the Bosch IMU.
In addition to updates to the standard 950, Ducati have also announced an up-spec Multistrada 950 S which feature’s the brand’s Ducati Skyhook Suspension system, an Up & Down Ducati Quick Shifter, full LED headlight, a 5-inch colour TFT with Hands Free system as standard, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls.
2019 Multistrada 950 updates
A host of additions in 2019 offer many of the advantages of the larger Multistrada 1260S, while retaining the 950’s more manageable package.
From a styling viewpoint, the new Multistrada 950 also inherits the side ‘wings’ from its bigger 1260 counterpart, making the front even cleaner and more aerodynamic.
The tubular steel Trellis frame is linked to the new lighter double-sided aluminium swingarm and the 19in front wheel offers ideal handling characteristics, with lighter wheels featured across the 2019 950 models.
Suspension offers a generous 170mm of travel to keep comfort levels high and the 20-litre tank puts plenty of miles between refuelling stops.
The electronics package now includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control, Vehicle Hold Control and, on the Multistrada 950 S, semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension, Ducati Quick Shift up/down (available as an accessory for the Multistrada 950), Ducati Cornering Lights and Cruise Control.
Both the Multistrada 950 and the Multistrada 950 S can mount the Ducati Multimedia System.
The 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta 11° engine in its current iteration puts out 111 horsepower (83 kW) at 9000rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7750rpm. It is equipped with a self-servo wet slipper clutch that now requires less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system.
Maintenance intervals are set at 15,000 km or 12 months, with valve play inspection every 30,000 km offering good value servicing intervals.
The Multistrada 950 is available in Ducati Red while the Multistrada 950 S comes in Ducati Red and Glossy Grey.