The Ducati Multistrada is one of those bikes on which Ducati proud and its new 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle is among those bikes that is the second name of performance. It is the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer’s smallest bike that is designed to take the excitement to its next level. The overall design is modified to ensure higher performance and agility throughout the ride. It is now available with spoked wheels as standard equipment.
This Motorcycle is lighter than Ducati Multistrada 1200 and has a seat height of 840 mm that gives an excellent seat position. Its 19 inches light alloy front wheel gives maximum comfort while the suspension having 170 mm of travel and twin-sided swingarm ensure ultimate comfort. The 20 liters of fuel tank offers extended riding range. The full review of 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle with its price and specifications are given below.
2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Price and Specifications
The Ducati Multistrada 950 was developed to achieve compactness and eye-catching styling of all times. This motorcycle combines the design of Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro to gain maximum compactness and agility. The front-on view features the distinctive headlight beak with an adjustable screen and two ‘wings’ with tank inspired from Multistrada 1200. The seat is kept narrow at the mid-section, entirely comfortable passenger seat, rear grab rail, superb swingarm and perfectly shaped wheel sizes for a magnificent appearance. The classic Multistrada lines enhance the overall compactness and appearance.
Moreover, the overall bodywork, including seat, comes in black painted color combinations. The engine guard, swingarm, and silencer have been painted in black color to gain an aggressive look. The carefully designed alloy wheels have succeeded in making thin Y-spokes look as similar as possible to wire spokes. The full package of the bike is a high-tech front headlight and LED tail light. The Ducati Multistrada 950 is available in two color options i.e. classic Ducati Red and Stylish Star White Silk. Both of the bikes features matt grey frame and wheels.
The 2018 Multistrada 950 has been designed to ensure outstanding comfort during long-distance riding. It comes with the best ergonomic triangle that provides for rider and passenger alike, support, and control whatever the situation.
The bike provides enough room for two people, even with the top case and side panniers on board. It comes with a wheelbase of 1594mm that distributes the weight of rider and luggage perfectly. The footpegs have been lined with rubber inserts to dampen vibration.
The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle features the seat having 840 mm off the ground, and its generous front and rear sizing mean immediate comfort and certain wanderlust. All-new wide tapered handlebars have been entirely redesigned that optimizes comfort plus it gives dominant riding position. Furthermore, it is attached to the silent-blocks that filter our vibration while providing an optional balance between comfort and feel.
An all-new spacious stowage area under the passenger seat can be helpful to store tools, handbooks, and personal items. The Garmin sat-nav is available as Ducati Performance accessory and it is powered with the help of individual connector in its dashboard area. There is a USB port below that can be helpful to charge a smartphone and other devices.
The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle is powered by the twin-cylinder liquid-cooled 937 ccm Testastretto 11 degree engine. It is Euro 4 approved that that contains four valves per cylinder along with bore and stroke measurements of 94 mm and 67.5 mm, respectively. The engine can quickly deliver the maximum power of 113 hp at 9,000 rpm while the maximum torque can be reached at 96.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm. The compression ratio has been set at 12.6:1 to better performance as compared to 2017 Ducati Multistrada 950.
An all-new twin-cylinder engine contains two cylinder heads featuring redesigned oil circuit and secondary air intake ducts on the covers. It gulps in the fuel mixture through 53 mm cylindrical-section throttle bodies being controlled by an advanced Ride-by-Wire system. Furthermore, the engine also contains the new control unit and electronic injection system as well. The exhaust system is 2-1-2 type having a lateral silencer.
The clutch is the oil batch type having slipper function and low-effort lever control. Its slipper function cuts in whenever the rear wheel exerts back-torque that helps in reducing pressure on the brakes. The engine requires quiet large maintenance intervals i.e. 15,000 km (9,000 miles).
The frame of the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Bike has been designed with front Trellis having a large-diameter yet thin tubing. The two lateral aluminum sub-frame guarantees to achieve maximum torsional rigidity while it has a minimum ground clearance of 118.5 mm. The shell-cast aluminum twin-sided swingarm comes with black paint.
The Multistrada 950 comes with the front upside down 48 mm fork having 170 mm of travel. It has a dedicated cast fork leg along with adjustable spring pre-load and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The rear section features Sachs shock that connects the swingarm to the left sub-frame. The spring is progressive, and it consequently increases ride comfort even when the bike is fully loaded. The rear suspension travel of 1700mm comes as standard.
The motorcycle is equipped with alloy wheels, including Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires with 120/70 R19 at the front section and 170/60 R17 at the rear. These tires come with off-road racing and road performance characteristics.
The braking system consists up of Brembo M4.32 monobloc radial calipers having four 32 mm diameter pistons and two pads, an axial pump and dual 320 mm front discs. The rear braking system features the 265 mm disc including floating caliper, to ensure perfect braking performance.
The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Bike is equipped with the latest electronic equipment, and a list is given below;
- Ducati Safety Pack (DSP)
- Bosch ABS System
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
- Ducati Riding Modes (Touring, Sport, Urban & Enduro)
- LCD Instrumentation
2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Price
The 2018 Multistrada 950 is available with a price of $13,995.
2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
|Type||Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, four-valve per cylinder, Mono Spark, Desmodromic, liquid-cooled|
|Bore x Stroke||94 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Power||83 kW (113 hp) at 9,000 rpm|
|Torque||96 Nm (71.0 lb-ft) at 7,750 rpm|
|Fuel injection||Bosch electronic fuel injection system with cylindrical throttle bodies having Ride-by-Wire, diameter 53 mm|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel muffler having catalytic converter and two lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler|
|Primary drive||Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1|
|Gear Ratios||First = 37/15,
Second = 30/17,
Third = 28/20,
Fourth = 26/22,
Fifth = 24/23,
Sixth = 23/24
|Final drive||Chain, Front sprocket 15, Rear sprocket 43|
|Clutch||Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run|
|Frame||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Front suspension||KYB 48 mm fully adjustable USD fork|
|Front-wheel||Cast alloy, 3.00″ x 19″|
|Front Tyre||Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R19|
|Rear suspension||Fully adjustable Sachs mono-shock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminum double-sided swingarm|
|Rear-wheel||Cast alloy, 4.50″ x 17″|
|Rear tire||Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 R17|
|Front-wheel travel||6.7 inches|
|Rear-wheel travel||6.7 inches|
|Front brake||2 x 320mm semi-floating discs including radially mounted Brembo Monobloc calipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, with ABS as standard equipment|
|Rear brake||265 mm disc, 2-pi265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, with ABS as standard equipment stone floating caliper, with ABS as standard equipment|
Dimensions and weight
|Dry weight||453.5 lb|
|Wet weight (KERB)||504.9 lb|
|Seat height||Not adjustable 33.1in standard (32.3 – 33.9in accessory seats)|
|Fuel tank capacity||5.3 gallon (US) – (20 l)|
|Number of seats||Dual seat|
|Standard Equipment||Riding & Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + Ducati Traction Control)|
|Warranty||24 months of unlimited mileage|
|Maintenance service intervals||9,000 mi / 12 months|
|Valve clearance check||Valve clearance adjustment 18,000 mi|