The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike is an impressive motorcycle that offers cutting-edge technology to enhance safety and sheer riding pleasure. An all-new electronic suspension with Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) system continuously adjusts fork and shock absorber damping so that the suspension responds instantly to changes in the road surface. In addition, Ducati Quick Shift Up and Down (DQS) allows clutchless upshifting and downshifting. The motorcycle also features the full-LED headlight, 5-inch TFT display, a Hands-Free system, backlit switchgear controls and Cruise Control.
The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer’s smallest “Multi-Bike” was designed to offer all the excitement of the Ducati Multistrada in a more accessible, outstanding package that makes every ride full of fun. Thanks to advanced features, the motorcycle fully satisfies the riders’ needs. It is designed to put excellent performance within everyone’s grasp; the new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike is especially for those riders who want to get in some touring and those who wish to have an agile riding pleasure.
2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike – Features and Price
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Motorcycle features clean surfaces, taut lines, and contrasting rear and front volumes that remain the center of attention. The motorcycle features the new side wings, which are inspired by Multistrada 1260, which makes the front end even cleaner and highly streamlined.
The motorcycle is the best combination of Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 Enduro offering the perfect riding pleasure and eye-catching view. The front end comes with a distinctive horizontally extended headlight, the beak and fully adjustable screen, side wings, and a tank that takes its cue from the Multistrada 1260. The rider’s and passenger seat, rear grab rail and the design of the exhaust and swingarm and the wheel sizes are inspired by Multistrada 1260 Enduro. This mix has made the motorcycle with classic Multistrada lines that are compact and visually perfect. The key design features on the Multistrada 950 S include the new and lighter aluminum alloy wheels and the lighter spoked wheels available for the S version.
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike is built with long-range touring capabilities in mind and is designed to ensure greater comfort. It resulted in an ergonomic triangle that provides greater comfort and control in all situations. The motorcycle is roomy and it can easily seat two people, even with the top case and side panniers attached. The footpegs have been lined with brand new rubber inserts to minimize vibration.
Additionally, the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike has a seat height of 840mm that instills an instantaneous sense of comfort and wanderlust. The lower seat of 820mm is also available to easily place his feet on the ground and higher up to 860mm for greater comfort.
The screen of the 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Motorcycle allows for one-handed vertical adjustment within the range of 60mm; the accessory line includes a lower net. It comes with 12 V power sockets, one in the zone beneath the passenger seat while the other in the dashboard zone. These can be used to power items like thermal clothing, intercoms or mobile phone chargers. The Garmin sat-nav is available as a Ducati Performance accessory and is powered via a dedicated connector. It also has a USB port underneath the seal that can charge smartphones. There is a spacious storage area under the passenger seat that contains a tool kit, bike handbook and some other personal items.
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike is powered by the renowned twin cylinder 937 cm3 Testastretta 11-degree with Desmodromic timing. It is the Euro-4 approved engine with a liquid-cooled engine having four valves per cylinder and bore to stroke measurements of 94mm and 67.5mm, respectively. The engine power amounts to a maximum of 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and the peak torque of 96 Nm at 7,750 rpm including the compression ratio of 12.6:1. The motorcycle gulps in the fuel mixture through 53mm cylindrical-section throttle bodies controlled by an advanced Ride-by-Wire system. An all-new exhaust system is of the 2-1-2 type with a lateral silencer. In addition, the self-serve wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The engine has maintenance intervals of 15,000 km or every 12 months, with valve clearance inspection every 30,000 km.
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike’s frame comes with a solid Trellis section having a large diameter, low-thickness tubing, and two lateral sub-frames, closed off by the rear load-bearing techno-polymer fiberglass element to improve torsional rigidity. The motorcycle comes with a minimum ground clearance of 183.5mm with a wheelbase of 1,594mm distribution rider and luggage weight perfectly enhancing the vehicle’s dynamic performance. The new lighter shell-cast aluminum twin-sided swingarm is painted in black.
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike features the front upside down 48mm of the fork with 170mm of travel with a dedicated cast fork leg including fully adjustable spring pre-load and hydraulic compression and rebound damping.
At the rear, the shock connects the swingarm to the left cast sub-frame; again, spring pre-load is adjustable, as is hydraulic rebound and compression damping. The new spring is progressive, resulting in greater rider comfort even with a fully-loaded motorcycle. The rear-wheel travel comes standard of 170mm.
Additionally, the new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike comes with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS) system that is based on a 48mm diameter fork and rear shock. The rebound and compression damping are adjusted continuously according to the semi-active approach that guarantees an optimal motorcycle balance. Practically, the overall attitude of the motorcycle remains constant on the road surface, reducing swaying of the bike, rider and passenger and thus boosting safety and comfort.
Tires and Wheels
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike comes with fully redesigned wheels that reduce overall weight by 500g compared to the previous 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S. the wheels ensure 3-inch x 19-inch at the front and 4.5-inch and 17-inch at the rear and features Pirelli Schopio Trail II tires.
The tire offers a perfect mixture of road ride and off-road riding experience. They are designed especially for the most demanding bikers; they include high mileage, consistent performance throughout their life-cycle and first-class implementation in the wet. The innovative tread pattern of the Scorpion Trail II combines the off-road method applied across the Scorpion line having the experience gained by Pirelli in developing the Angel GT, Pirellie’s best sport touring tire, considering the segment benchmark. The side grooves of the brand new Scorpion Trail II tires are designed primarily to guarantee optimal drainage in the rain. In contrast, the overall shape and layout of the central grooves enhance water drainage and better traction thus resulting in better stability.
2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike – Price
The new 2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Motorcycle is available at $17,395 only.
2020 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Naked Bike – Technical Specifications
|Ducati Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, Desmodromic timing, four valves per cylinder, Liquid-cooled
|937 cc (57.2 cu in)
|Bore x stroke
|94 x 67.5 mm
|12.6 : 1
|113 hp (83 kW) at 9,000rpm
|71 lb-ft (9.8 kgm, 96 Nm) at 7,750rpm
|electronic fuel injection system, 53mm throttle bodies including Ride-by-Wire system
|Stainless steel single muffler, Catalytic converter, and two lambda probes
|Gearbox Six speed with Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS)
|Straight cut gears, ratios 1.84: 1
|Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z43
|Slipper & self-servo wet multi-plate clutch having hydraulic control
|Tubular steel trellis frame
|48mm of fully adjustable USD fork, Electronic compression, and rebound damping adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS)
|Light alloy cast 3-inch x 19-inch
|Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70ZR19
|Fully adjustable mono-shock, Electronic compression, rebound damping, and spring pre-load adjustment with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), double-sided aluminum swingarm
|Light alloy cast 4.5″ x 17″
|Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR17
|Wheel travel (front/rear)
|170mm / 170mm (6.7 inches / 6.7 inches)
|2 x Ø320 mm semi-floating discs, Radially mounted Brembo monobloc M4.32-piston calipers, 2-pad, Radial Master Cylinder, Cornering ABS
|Ø265 mm disc, 2-piston floating caliper, Cornering ABS
|5″ TFT colour display
Dimensions and weights
|207 kg (456 lb)
|230 kg (507 lb)
|840 mm (33.1 in), 860 mm (33.9 in) with a high seat
|1,594 mm (62.8 in)
|106 mm (4.2 in)
|Fuel tank capacity
|20 l (5.3 US gal)
|Number of seats
Warranty and maintenance
|24 months, Unlimited mileage
|Maintenance service intervals
|15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
|30,000 km (18,000 miles)
Emissions and consumption
|5,5 l/100 km