The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle offers an extraordinary versatility that makes it an ideal motorcycle for all types of use at any time of day. The Multistrada 950 is Ducati’s smallest multi-bike that offers all the excitement of the Multistrada during the ride and it makes it more accessible and versatile. The motorcycle is designed to put excellent performance within everyone’s grasp and it is a unique motorcycle that is ideal for touring and fun riding. The bike is available in two colors, i.e., Star White Silk with Racing Gray frame and Mat Black rims and the Classic Red Ducati with Racing Gray frame and black mat rims.
The motorcycle perfectly blends the design of the Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro, taking the lightest element from both. This mix has led to creating a bike with typical Multistrada shapes, but that is, at the same time, robust and not just visibly.
Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Features and Price
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle has got clean surfaces, taut lines and contrasting front and rear volumes that remain the Multistrada hallmarks, but this time they reach new heights of quality and style. The new Multistrada 950 comes with side wings, taken from Multistrada 1260, that make the front even cleaner and more streamlined.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle combines Multistrada 1260, and Multistrada 1260 Enduro design features to perfection, taking the lightest element from both. The front end features the distinctive horizontally extended headlight, adjustable screen, side wings, beak and fuel tank that takes its cue from Multistrada 1260. The new rider’s seat, rear grab rail, passenger seat, and the design of the exhaust, swingarm and wheel sizes are inspired by Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The Multistrada 950 is the perfect mix that has classic Multistrada lines that are compact and stylish. The key features of the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle include lighter aluminum alloy wheels and lighter spoked wheels, which are available for the S version.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle is built with a long-range touring motorcycle in mind to ensure excellent comfort when fully laden. It resulted in an ergonomic triangle that provides comfortable and controls whatever the situation is. The bike is roomy and it can easily seat two people on it, even with the top case and side panniers fixed. The footpegs have been lined with new rubber inserts to dampen vibration.
Another impressive feature on Multistrada 950 is the 840mm high seat that instills an immediate sense of comfort and wanderlust. A slightly lower seat of 820mm is available so that the riders can place their feet on the ground quickly, while a slightly higher 860mm is an even more comfortable one. The screen allows the rider to adjust it with one-handed vertical adjustment within a range of 60mm. There are two new 12 V power sockets, one in the zone near the passenger seat while the other in the dashboard zone. These can be used to power items like thermal clothing, intercoms or mobile chargers.
The new Garmin sat-nav is available as a Ducati Performance accessory that is powered via a dedicated connector. There is a USB port underneath the seat that helps in charging the smartphone. The specious stowage area beneath the passenger seat has a tool kit, bike handbook or other personal items. To make the Multistrada a practical long-distance tourer, accessories include a spacious pannier and a top case. The passenger grab rail has been designed to minimize motorcycle width—the accessories for touring include heated grips.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle comes with a twin-cylinder 937 cm3 Testastretta 11-degree with Desmodromic timing. It is a Euro-4 rated, liquid-cooled engine containing four-valves-per-cylinder with a bore of 94mm and stroke of 67.5mm. Engine delivers the maximum power output of 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque of 96 Nm at 7,750 rpm with a compression ratio of 12.6:1. The motorcycle gulps in the fuel mix through 53mm cylindrical-section throttle bodies controlled by an advanced Ride-by-Wire system. The exhaust system features a 2-1-2 type with the lateral silencer and the self-servo wet slipper clutch can be operated with less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The engine has a maintenance interval of 15,000 km or every 12 months with valve clearance inspection every 30,000 km.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle features a solid Trellis section with a large diameter, low-thickness tubing, and two lateral sub-frame. It is closed off by the rear load-bearing techno-polymer fiberglass element to increase torsional rigidity. The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Bike comes with a minimum ground clearance of 183.5 mm and 1,594 mm of wheelbase that distributes rider and luggage weight evenly, thus enhancing the overall performance. The new lighter, the robust, shell-cast aluminum twin-sided swingarm, is painted black.
The suspension system of the Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle ensures smooth riding pleasure. The motorcycle has got front upside-down 48 mm fork with 170 mm of travel, a dedicated cast fork leg with fully adjustable spring pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression damping. The rear section comes with a shock that connects the swingarm to the left case sub-frame; again, spring pre-load is fully adjustable, as is hydraulic rebound and compression damping. The new spring is progressive, consequently increasing ride comfort even when the motorcycle is fully loaded. The rear-wheel travel is 170mm.
The system helps keep the attitude constant whatever the road surface; thus, it helps in reducing the swaying of vehicles, riders and passengers and significantly boosting comfort and safety. The new Skyhook name stems from the unique sensation experienced during riding. The motorcycle was suspended from a hook in the sky, keeping it perfectly balanced and very reactive to any change in attitude. It is an innovative technology that outperforms conventional, passive suspension systems with the help of constant control of dynamic wheel behavior. Thanks to the intelligent DSS Evolution system, almost all the negative effects of soft or hard are eliminated without compromising performance or safety.
The DSS Evolution technology analyses data from various sensors on the sprung and unsprung weights of the motorcycle to calculate and set the damping needed to make the ride incredibly smooth. An all-new accelerometer on the steering yoke, together with inside the control unit that tracks the DDS Evolution, offers data on sprung weight. In contrast, an accelerometer on the fork bottom gives input on unsprung importance. The rear section has another sensor that measures suspension travel. The DSS Evolution processes the information with the help of a semi-active control algorithm by referring to an imagined fixed point in the sky just above the motorcycle, thus making highly rapid adjustments to the hydraulic dampers to reduce vehicle movement with this point.
To smooth the load transfers associated with acceleration and deceleration, the system uses Ducati Traction Control (DTC) longitudinal acceleration sensor, ABS pressure detectors, and data from the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that dynamically reveals the motorcycle’s attitude.
Tires and Wheels
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle features redesigned wheels that reduces overall weight by 500g as compared to the previous model. The wheels measure 3-inch x19-inch at the front and 4.5-inch x17-inch at the rear and mount the Pirelli Scorpio Trail II tire.
The tire offers a perfect blend of off-road riding capacity and more excellent road performance because they are designed for the most demanding riders. In addition, it includes high mileage and consistent performance throughout the life-cycle and first-class implementation in the wet.
An innovative tread pattern on the Scorpion Trail II combines the off-road riding approach that is applied across the Scorpion line with the experience gained by Pirelli in developing the Angel GT, Pirelli’s best sport touring tire being considered the segment benchmark. The side grooves of all-new Scorpion Trail II tires are designed to guarantee optimal drainage in the rain. In contrast, the layout and shape of the central tracks not only boost water drainage performance but it ensures better traction, outstanding stability and more even wears.
As compared to the predecessor, i.e., the 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950, the new tires ensure higher mileage with affecting cornering performance and ensure outstanding wet-weather performance. The Scorpion Trail II profile derives directly from those used on the famous Angel GT. Thanks to a shorter, wider contact patch, the profile helps in reducing and even out tread wear, thus resulting in mileage. The new profiles have improved handling that remains consistent throughout the product life-cycle.
Brake System with Cornering ABS
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle features a Brembo braking system with an ABS 9.1ME Cornering device, an essential part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP). The Bosch Cornering ABS ensure the use of the Bosch IMU (Internal Measurement Unit) platform to enhance the front and rear braking power even in a most critical situation and with the motorcycle at numerous lean angles. With the help of interaction of Riding Modes, the system offers solutions suitable for any situation or riding condition.
Thanks to the ABS control processor, the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle uses an Electronic Combined Braking System. It is optimized for Urban and Touring Riding Mode but has a lower degree of intervention in Sport Mode, where fully automated control is less desirable. The combined braking system increases stability with the help of four pressure detectors to allocate braking power optimally between the front and rear.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle comes with Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers with four 32 mm diameter pistons and two pads, a radial pump with adjustable levers and dual 320 mm front discs. The rear section has a 265 mm disc gripped by a floating caliper, again by Brembo. Such components ensure ultimate performance, a feature that has always been a Ducati hallmark.
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle comes with the latest electronics to ensure perfect riding pleasure. Following electronic component comes standard in it;
- Ducati Traction Control (DTC)
- Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)
- Hands-Free System
- Ducati Riding Modes (Sport, Urban, Touring, and Enduro)
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle comes with an instrument panel with a revised and upgraded interface. It consists up of large and easy-to-see LCD showing primary and secondary information.
Headlight, Tail Light, and Indicators
Like other motorcycles in the Multistrada family, the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle features an assertive-looking, high-tech headlight, while the rear section has an LED taillight. The motorcycle has an all-new function that switches off indicators automatically according to lean angle. Thanks to the IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), the hands automatically turn off after completing a turn or traveling a prolonged distance.
Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Price
The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Bike is available at the price of $13,995.
Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 Motorcycle – Technical Specifications
Engine and transmission
|Displacement||937.0 ccm (57.18 cubic inches)|
|Engine type||V2, four-stroke|
|Power||113.0 HP (82.5 kW)) at 9000 RPM|
|Torque||96.2 Nm (9.8 kgf-m or 71 ft.lbs) at 7750 RPM|
|Bore x stroke||94mm x 67.5mm (3.7 inches x 2.7 inches)|
|Fuel system||Injection. Bosch electronic fuel injection system, cylindrical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, diameter 53 mm|
|Fuel control||Desmodromic valve control|
|Transmission type, final drive||Chain|
|Clutch||Wet multi-plate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run|
|Driveline||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43. Primary drive: Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84.|
|Exhaust system||Stainless steel muffler including the catalytic converter and two lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler|
Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels
|Frame type||Tubular steel Trellis frame|
|Rake (fork angle)||25.2-degree|
|Trail||106 mm (4.2 inches)|
|Front suspension||KYB 48 mm fully adjustable USD fork|
|Front-wheel travel||170 mm (6.7 inches)|
|Rear suspension||Fully adjustable Sachs mono-shock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminum double-sided swingarm|
|Rear-wheel travel||170 mm (6.7 inches)|
|Front brakes||Double disc. ABS. Floating discs. Four-piston calipers. Radially mounted.|
|Diameter||320 mm (12.6 inches)|
|Rear brakes||Single disc. ABS. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers.|
|Diameter||265 mm (10.4 inches)|
Physical measures and capacities
|Dry weight||205.7 kg (453.5 pounds)|
|Weight incl. Oil, gas, etc.||229.0 kg (504.9 pounds)|
|Power/weight ratio||0.5493 HP/kg|
|Seat height||840 mm (33.1 inches)|
|Overall length||2200 mm (86.6 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1594 mm (62.8 inches)|
|Fuel capacity||20.00 liters (5.28 gallons)|
|Color options||Ducati Red|