Somewhat overshadowed by the release of the Panigale V4 R, details of the 2019 Multistrada 950 were divulged by Ducati. Given the success the Multistrada enjoys all around the world, I'd say the Multistrada 950 represents a very promising position in that model line.
Powered by the 937cc variation of the Ducati Testastretta 11° L-twin, the Multistrada 950 promises easy accessibility and control of 113 hp that the 94mm bore by 67.5mm stroke unit delivers at 9,000 rpm with 71 pound-feet of peak torque at 7,750 rpm.
The Multistrada 950 shares the same basic chassis structure of its 1260 bigger brother and is available in two levels of execution: standard and S. The S is particularly interesting since it’s equipped with digitally managed DSS EVO active suspension that continually adjusts the suspension tuning not only to the riding conditions, but also to the load. The system is extremely versatile contributing to a safer and more comfortable ride in all circumstances.
In addition to the Brembo-Bosch cornering ABS braking system and traction control, the electronics suite includes the very welcome Hill Start Hold function and the possibility to select from four riding modes: Sport, Touring, Urban, and Enduro.
The Multistrada 950 rolls on 120/70-19 front and 170/60-17 rear Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires, a highly versatile radial that combines very safe grip on wet and mild dirt surfaces, great mileage, and very precise steering response and agility.