Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle Review

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Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is Ducati’s smallest multi-bike that offers all the enthusiasm of the Multistrada in a way the makes it more versatile. It is designed to put excellent performance within everyone’s grasp; the Multistrada 950 Ducati is for those who want to have some touring and those who wish to an agile fun motorcycle that’s ideal for everyday use. The review of the Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle with its price and specification is written below.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Price

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

Styling

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is the perfect mixture of design from Multistrada 1200 and Multistrada 1200 Enduro with keeping the “lightest” elements from both. This ideal mixture has led to the creation of a motorcycle with typical Multistrada shapes but at the same time, it is compact and not just visibly. The bike can count on the performance of the 937cc Testretta 11-degree twin that is always ready to respond thanks to a substantial torque reserve at both medium and low speed.

The motorcycle takes things to the next level thanks to a series of improvements designed to make it safer and enjoyable. Furthermore, the super-technological S version featuring state-of-the-art electronics is available.

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle comes with 6-axis Bosch IMU, Bosch Cornering ABS, and Vehicle Hold Control for easier uphill starts when the motorcycle carries passenger and luggage an all-new hydraulic clutch.

The new swingarm and wheels feature newly designed alloy wheels and a spoked version plus they are also lighter. An upgraded rider-bike interface (HMI) is user-friendly than ever before while the indicators contain an auto-off function that considers both lean angle and distance traveled. The motorcycle offers cutting-edge technology to enhance both safety and sheer riding pleasure. At the same time, the electronic suspension with the Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) continuously adjusts fork and shock absorber damping. Hence, the suspension responds instantaneously to changes in the road surface. The Ducati Quick Shift up and down (DQS) allows clutchless upshifting and downshifting. The motorcycle also contains a full-LCD headlight of 5 inches of color TFT display, Cruise Control, a Hands-Free system and backlit switchgear controls.

The Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer’s smallest multi-bike was designed to offer all the excitement of the Multistrada in a more accessible and versatile package that makes every ride an extraordinary journey. Thanks to the latest features, the motorcycle fully satisfies the needs of an even more significant number of riders. The Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is designed to deliver incredible performance under all conditions.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

As for the styling is a concern, the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S’s inherits the side wings from its bigger 1200 counterpart making the front even cleaner and more streamlined. The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is available in Ducati Red and Glossy Grey.

Slick Design

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle comes with clean surfaces, taut lines, and contrasting rear and front volumes that remain the Multistrada hallmark. Still, this time they reached new heights of quality and styling. The latest Multistrada 950 comes with new side wings inspired by the Multistrada 1260 that make the front and end even cleaner and more streamlined.

The motorcycle is the perfect mixture of Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 Enduro design, taking the lightest element from both role models. The front end is the distinctive horizontally extended headlight, the beak, adjustable screen, tank, and side wings that it took from Multistrada 1260. The rider’s seat, rear grab rail, passenger seat and the design of exhaust and swingarm are inspired by Multistrada 1260 Enduro. This mixture produces a bike with classic Multistrada lines that’s also compact and not just visually. The key features of the bike include the lighter aluminum alloy wheels and the new-lighter spoked wheels.

Ergonomics

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle comes with long-range touring in mind. That’s why it has been designed to ensure outstanding comfort when fully laden. It has resulted in an ergonomic triangle that provides riders and passengers alike comfort and control under all conditions. The motorcycle offers plenty of room for two people to sit comfortably, even with the top case and side panniers attached. Footpegs have been lined with all-new rubber inserts to dampen vibration.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

Another impressive feature of the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is that it comes with 840 mm of seat high that instills an immediate sense of comfort and wanderlust. The lower seat of 820mm height is also available so that the riders can place their feet on the ground quickly, as is a higher 860mm height even more comfortable one.

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle screen allows for one-handed vertical adjustment within a range of 60mm; the accessory line includes a lower net. There are two brand new 12 V power sockets, one in the zone immediately beneath the passenger seat while the other is in the dashboard zone. It 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. There is also a USB port underneath the seat that can be used to charge mobile devices.

A spacious storage area located under the passenger seat contains a tool kit, bike handbook, or another personal item to make the Multistrada a practical long-distance tourer, accessories including a big pannier, and top case. The new passenger grab rail has specifically been designed to minimize motorcycle width and touring accessories including heated grips.

Engine Features

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is powered by a renowned twin-cylinder 937 ccm Testastretta 11-degree with Desmodromic timing. The motorcycle is Euro-4 rated and it is a liquid-cooled engine with four valves per cylinder and bore of 94mm and a stroke of 67.5mm. The engine can deliver maximum power of 113hp at 9,000 rpm while the maximum torque of 96Nm at 7,750 rpm with the compression ratio of 12.6:1.

The motorcycle gulps in a fuel mixture through 53 mm cylindrical-section throttle bodies controlled by an advanced Ride-by-Wire system. The new exhaust system is 2-1-2 type having a lateral silencer. In contrast, the self-servo wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle’s engine has maintenance intervals of 15,000km or every year with valve clearance inspection every 30,000km.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

Frame Features

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle features a solid Trellis section with a large diameter, low-thickness tubing and two lateral sub-frames. These sub-frames are closed off by the rear load-bearing techno-polymer fiberglass element to ensure maximum torsional rigidity. The Multistrada 950 S is available with a minimum ground clearance of just 183.5mm. A 1,594mm wheelbase distributes rider and luggage weight perfectly, which enhances the vehicle’s dynamic performance. The new lighter shell-cast aluminum twin-sided swingarm is painted in black.

Suspension System

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Bike features the front upside down 48mm fork with 170mm of travel and a dedicated cast fork leg including adjustable spring pre-load and hydraulic rebound and compression damping. The rear section features a shock that connects the swingarm to the left cast sub-frame; spring pre-load is flexible with the help of a knob-operated hydraulic press, as is hydraulic rebound and compression damping. The spring is progressive, consequently improving ride comfort even with the motorcycle fully loaded. The rear-wheel travel is 170mm.

The motorcycle comes standard with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS) system based on a 48mm diameter fork and rear shock. Compression and rebound damping are adjusted continuously according to a semi-active approach that improves optimal vehicle balance. In practice, the system maintains the motorcycle attitude constant whatever the road surface, thus minimizing swaying of vehicle, passenger and rider and significantly boosting comfort and safety.

The Skyhook name stems from the distinctive sensation experienced during riding, as the bike was suspended from a hook in the sky, maintaining it stable, balanced and very reactive to any change in attitude. Its innovative technology outperforms conventional and passive suspension systems with the help of constant control of energetic wheel behavior. Thanks to an intelligent DSS Evolution system, almost all the adverse effects of too soft or hard a settings are eliminated without compromising performance or safety.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

Tires and Wheels

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle features redesigned wheels that reduce overall weight by 500 grams compared to the previous 2018 Ducati Multistrada 950 S model. The front wheel measures 3” x 19” and the rear wheel measures 4.5” x 17” and contains Pirelli Scorpio Trail II tires.

Their tires give a perfect blend of off-road racing capacity and ultimate road performance. They are designed especially for the most demanding motorcyclists. In addition, that offers high mileage, consistent performance throughout its life-cycle and first-class implementation in wet conditions.

An innovative tread pattern on the new Scorpion Trail II combines the off-road approach applied across the whole Scorpion line with the experience gained by Pirelli in developing the Angel GT. The grooves of the unique Scorpion Trail II tires are designed specially to achieve optimal drainage in the rain. The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is also available in tubeless tires wheels with aluminum rims that contain 40 cross-mounted spokes and gravity cast hubs. They mount chunky Pirelli Scorpion Rally tires better suited to off-road riding.

Brakes

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle comes standard with a Brembo braking system and ABS 9.1ME Cornering device. The Bosch Cornering ABS utilizes Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) platform to optimize front and rear braking power even in the most critical situations and with the motorcycle at numerous lean angles. With the help of riding modes, the system offers a solution suitable for any situation or condition.

Thanks to an ABS control processor, the new Ducati Multistrada 950 S uses an Electronic Combined Braking System. It is optimized for both touring and urban riding modes but has a lower degree of interference in Sport mode, where completely automated control is less desirable. The combined braking system improves stability by using four pressure detectors to allocate braking power optimally between the rear and front.

The ABS wheel lift detection function is designed to improve rear tire control during hard braking, and it is fully enabled in touring and urban riding modes. The ABS function can also be restricted to the front brakes as well.

The motorcycle contains Brembo M4-32 monobloc radial calipers with four 32 mm diameter pistons and two pads, a radial pump having adjustable levers, and dual 320mm front discs. The rear section features a 265mm disc, which is gripped by a floating caliper by Brembo.

Headlight, taillight, and Indicators

Like many other Multistrada families, the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle features an assertive-looking, high-tech headlight. The rear section also features LED tail light. In addition, the headlight assembly is a full-LED model containing Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) that optimizes lighting on bends according to the lean motorcycle angle.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle – Price

The new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is available at the price of $13,995 only.

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine and transmission

Displacement 937 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 71.0 ft.lbs) at 7750 RPM
Compression 12.6:1
Bore x stroke 94mm x 67.5mm (3.7inches x 2.7inches)
Fuel system Injection. Bosch electronic fuel injection system, cylindrical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, diameter 53 mm
Fuel control Desmodromic valve control
Ignition Dual Spark
Cooling system Liquid
Gearbox 6-speed
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 having catalytic converter and two lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler

Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle

Chassis, suspension, brakes, and wheels

Frame type Tubular steel Trellis frame
Rake (fork angle) 25.2°
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 mono-shock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminum double-sided swingarm
Rear-wheel travel 170 mm (6.7 inches)
Front tire 120/70-19
Rear tire 170/60-17
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 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 liters (5.28 US gallons)

Other specifications

Color options Glossy Grey, Ducati Red
Starter Electric
Instruments LCD

Conclusion

In the end, team Bikes Catalog would love to say that the new Ducati 2019 Multistrada 950 S Adventure Motorcycle is one of the best and highly recommended bikes. The motorcycle is known for its powerful engine that is packed in a stylish chassis. The bike has got extremely comfortable seat design that helps in getting the maximum out of the ride.