EICMA 2016 : New Ducati Multistrada 950 is aimed to be accessible and versatile

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Ducati has extended its Multistrada portfolio with the addition of the new, relatively lower displacement model, the Multistrada 950. The new Multistrada 950 is the Bologna-based bike manufacturer’s smallest “multibike”, which is designed to provide all the excitement of the Multistrada in a more accessible and versatile way. The Multistrada 950 is for those who want to get in some touring (and perhaps enjoy the company of a passenger) and those who want an agile fun bike that’s ideal for everyday use. The Multistrada 950 is built around Tubular steel Trellis frame. The motorcycle weighs 229 kg wet.

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The Multistrada 950 is powered by Ducati’s existing 937 cc liquid cooling Testastretta 11° twin-cylinder engine which is now EURO IV emission compliant. The 94 x 67.5 mm bore and stroke produce 113 hp of power at 9,000 rpm and a 96.2 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. The Multistrada 950 has four Riding Modes (Sport, Touring, Urban and Enduro), each programmed to act on the electronic Ride-by-Wire (RbW) engine control system and the ABS and DTC levels.

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The Multistrada 950 instrument panel consists of a LCD display which provides the rider with primary and secondary information. The unit gives info on speed, rpm, total distance ridden, selected gear, trip 1 and trip 2, engine coolant temperature, fuel level and, of course, a clock. The display also shows the selected Riding Mode, miles remaining, real-time fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed, air temperature, travel time and road ice warning.

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Safety package includes DSP (Ducati Safety Pack), Bosch ABS System and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC). Check out the complete technical specifications of the new Ducati Multistrada 950 below.

Engine
TypeTestastretta, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Mono Spark, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement937 cc
Bore x Stroke94 x 67.5 mm
Compression ratio12.6:1
Power83.1 kW (113 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque96.2 Nm (71.0 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Fuel injectionBosch electronic fuel injection system, cylindrical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, diameter 53 mm
ExhaustStainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler
Transmission
Gearbox6 speed
Primary driveStraight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Ratio1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Final driveChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
ClutchWet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Chassis
FrameTubular steel Trellis frame
Front suspensionKYB 48 mm fully adjustable USD fork
Front wheelCast alloy, 3.00″ x 19″
Front TyrePirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R19
Rear suspensionFully adjustable Sachs monoshock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheelCast alloy, 4.50″ x 17″
Rear tyrePirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 R17
Front wheel travel170 mm (6.7 in)
Rear wheel travel170 mm (6.7 in)
Front brake2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, with ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with ABS as standard equipment
InstrumentationLCD
Dimensions and weight
Dry weight205.7 kg (453.5 lb)
Wet weight (KERB)229 kg (504.9 lb)
Seat heightNon adjustable 840 mm (820 – 860 mm with accessory seats); (33.1 in standard; 32.3 – 33.9 accessory seats)
Wheelbase1,594 mm (62.76 in)
Rake25.2°
Trail105.7 mm (4.16 in)
Fuel tank capacity20 l – 5.3 gallon (US)
Number of seatsDual seat
Equipments
Additional equipmentsRiding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC)
Warranty
Warranty24 months unlimited mileage
Maintenance service intervals15,000 km (9,000 mi) / 12 months
Valve clearance check30,000 km (18,000 mi)
Emissions and Consumption
StandardEuro 4
ConsumptionCO2 124 g/km – 5.3 l/100 km
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