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Ducati has added a new 937cc Multistrada to its ‘multibike’ range. The new bike features a Testastretta engine, which delivers 113bhp at 9,000rpm and a maximum torque of 96.2Nm at 7,750rpm.

The Multistrada 950 sports a 19-inch front wheel, seat height of 840mm and a 20-litre tank. The bike also has all the looks of the bigger bikes in the range.

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Here’s a slideshow of the official photos:

This is what Ducati says about it:

Ducati Multistrada 950

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Ducati presents the new Multistrada 950, the Bologna-based bike manufacturer’s smallest “multibike”, designed to provide all the excitement of the Multistrada in a way that makes it more accessible and versatile. Designed to put great performance within everyone’s grasp, 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.

Combining the Multistrada family’s trademark design and chassis geometry, the Multistrada 950 has it all. Lighter than the Multistrada 1200 and with a seat height of 840 mm, the Multistrada 950 sharpens the excellent dynamic performance of its “big sisters”. The 19″ light alloy front wheel ensures comfort and fun on any road surface, asphalted or not. Suspension with a generous 170 mm of travel and a twin-sided swingarm keep comfort levels high while giving the Multistrada 950 outstanding agility. Moreover, the 20-litre tank puts plenty of miles between refuelling stops.

The 937 cm3 Testastretta engine gives the Multistrada 950 true Ducati verve – and makes it accessible to everyone. This engine delivers 113 hp (83.1 kW) at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 9.8 kgm (96.2 Nm) at 7,750 rpm. The four Riding Modes (Touring, Sport, Urban and Enduro) give the Multistrada 950 true 4-bikes-in-1 capability.

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Maintenance is as worry-free as it gets: the 937 cm3 Ducati Testastretta 11° twin cylinder engine has a maintenance interval of 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months, with valve clearance inspection every 30,000 km (18,000 miles).

The Multistrada 950 is both confidence-inspiring and safe thanks to the Ducati Safety Pack, which includes the latest Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with 3-level adjustment and 8-level Ducati Traction Control. These safety systems apply different intervention levels depending on the selected Riding Mode; riders can personalise them to set up the Multistrada 950 to match their individual needs and riding skills.

SPEC:

Multistrada 950

 Type Testastretta, L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Displacement 937 cc
Bore x Stroke 94 x 67.5 mm
Compression ratio 12.6:1
Power 83.1 kW (113 hp) @ 9,000 rpm
Torque 96.2 Nm (71.0 lb-ft) @ 7,750 rpm
Fuel injection Bosch electronic fuel injection system, cylindrical throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire, diameter 53 mm
Exhaust Stainless steel muffler with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes, single stainless steel muffler
Emissions Euro 4; 5,3l/100 km – CO2 124 g/km
Gearbox 6 speed
Ratio 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 43
Clutch Wet multiplate clutch mechanically operated, self-servo action on drive, slipper action on over-run
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 1,594 mm (62.76 in)
Rake 25.2°
Trail 105.7 mm (4.16 in)
Front suspension KYB 48 mm fully adjustable upside-down forks
Front wheel travel 170 mm ( 6.7 in)
Front wheel Cast alloy wheel 3″ x 19″
Front tyre Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 R19
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable Sachs monoshock unit. Remote spring preload adjustment. Aluminium double-sided swingarm
Rear wheel travel 170 mm ( 6.7 in)
Rear Wheel Cast alloy wheel 4.50″ x 17″
Rear tyre Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 R17
Front brake 2 x 320 mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted monoblocco Brembo callipers, 4-piston, 2-pad, with ABS as standard equipment
Rear brake 265 mm disc, 2-piston floating calliper, with ABS as standard equipment
Fuel tank capacity 20 l – 5.3 gallon (US)
*Dry weight 204 kg (449.7 lb)
**Wet weight 227 kg (500.4 lb)
Seat height Not adjustable 840 mm (820 – 860 mm with accessory seats); (33.1 in standard; 32.3 – 33.9 accessory seats)
Instrumentation LCD
Ducati electronics Riding Modes, Power Modes, Ducati Safety Pack (ABS + DTC)
Warranty 24 months unlimited mileage
Additional equipment(* Model weight related) • Touring Pack: side panniers and centre stand.• Sport Pack: type-approved Ducati Performance exhaust by Termignoni (complies with EU homologation standards), billet aluminium frame plugs, billet aluminium front brake fluid reservoir plug.• Urban Pack: top case, tank bag with tank lock and USB hub to charge electronic devices.• Enduro Pack: supplementary LED lights, Ducati Performance components by Touratech: engine crash bars, aluminium radiator guard, aluminium sump guard, broader kickstand base and off-road rider pegs.
Tony Carter

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