2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S and 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 Offer More Features

  • The 2019 Ducati Multistada 950 S and 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 have been launched at EICMA 2018.

  • Both are updated with new features, but the “S” model has a higher specification.

  • The 950 S closes the gap to the Multistrada 1260.

We reported earlier that Ducati was seen testing a new Multistrada 950 and the rumour turned out be true. Ducati has launched the both 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S and base 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 have been launched at EICMA 2018.

Updated Ducati Multistrada 950 Spotted Testing

True to the “S” designation, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S offers more features. It will be the model that closes the gap between the base Multistrada 950 and the big bore Multistrada 1260. The base Multistrada 950 will remain the entry-level option but it too, will include a number of new features.

New features for both Multistrada 950 S and Multistrada 950 are:

  • Vehicle Hold Control for uphill starts;
  • Hydraulic clutch;
  • Auto-off turn signal;
  • Bosch Cornering ABS.

In addition to the above, the Multistrada 950 S is equipped with:

  • Sach semi-active “Skyhook” electronic suspension;
  • Up and down quickshifter;
  • Full LED headlight;
  • TFT display;
  • Backlit switchgear.

The IMU-based Cornering ABS is part of Ducati’s move to arm all their 2019 models with the feature.

Additionally, the 2019 Multistrada 950 S has a new fairing burrowed from the Multistrada 1260. The swingarm has also been painted black.

Customers may opt for wire spoke wheels should they want to take the bike off-road (read: Rimba Raid).

The engine remains unchanged from the based Multistrada 950. The 937cc 90o V-Twin (Ducati calls it “L-Twin”) produces 111 bhp (83 kW) and 96 Nm of torque. The 950 S weighs 230 kg with a full 20-litre tank. The base 950 weighs 223 kg, on the other hand.

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