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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ducati Multistrada 950 Are Now In U.S. Dealerships



The new Ducati Multistrada 950 has arrived at participating U.S. dealerships for test rides. In fact, they’ve been available since for test rides since January 28, 2017.

Ducati’s latest midsize motorcycle may be $4K cheaper than its larger sibling and not as fast, but it does perform better off road and has a balanced combination of comfort, style, and performance. Powering it is a Testastretta 937 cc engine producing 113 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a six speed transmission, standard ABS, traction control and a selection of four riding modes, the Multistrada 950 is ready to take on the world.

Helping it traverse across dirt roads is a narrow 170/60 17 rear tire. The difference compared to the 1200’s meaty 190/55 17-inch tire may seem small, but it’ll help you lean over faster and improve the bike’s steering. This steeper profile is what gave the smaller 959 Panigale the handling edge over its larger brother and the same was applied to the Multistrada 950.

Another bonus for future owners is the availability of accessories. Most of the current Multistrada models’ accessories will be available for the smaller 950 including color matched panniers, Temignoni performance exhaust, heated grips, tubeless spoked wheels, and more. Cycle World has the full list in their latest Multistrada 950 article.

Starting at $13,995 each, the Multistrada 950 is more accessible and approachable to a wider group of riders.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 08:08 PM
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One 950 that got delivered already met its match, a KTM 1290 of course...

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 01:09 PM
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Nice! Looks like a stock multistrada 950 without any accessoris yet. Is that your garage?
Would be great to read a comparison between the two as KTM is pretty well known for adventure bikes
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 05:37 PM
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Nice! Looks like a stock multistrada 950 without any accessoris yet. Is that your garage?
Would be great to read a comparison between the two as KTM is pretty well known for adventure bikes
I can only wish to have both, instead for me it comes down to making the tough decision of getting either one.

If the owner is on here please make yourself known, interested in getting some owners perspective, and topping that perspective that compares it to the Multi 1200... lots of similarities going on between the two.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 06:28 PM
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It's only a matter of time until the multistrada 950 starts making their way into garages around the country since they're already available for test rides. I'm most looking forward to comparison rides with the 950 going up against Roth 100hp/sub $15K ADV offerings like the MTS950 v. AfricaTwin v. VStromXT v. 1090ADV v. Tiger XCXAXACC.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 07:23 PM
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Really love the wheels on the Multi over the KTM. But that windscreen on the 1290 looks pretty cool.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 05:27 PM
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It sort of has to be like that. Sat on one and it really keeps you upright. Never tried the 950 but from the looks of it the KTM seems to have a more upright seating position than the 950. From my experience sitting on adv KTM`s that has been the case.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-27-2017, 12:19 AM
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Really love the wheels on the Multi over the KTM. But that windscreen on the 1290 looks pretty cool.
im split on both since both appealed to me on other bikes at one point or another, it just depends on the application and the bikes overall theme which for the KTM i couldn't imagine any other style of wheel, same goes for BMW which also gets a similar wire wheel
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