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.