The Multistrada 950 is powered by the already renowned twin cylinder 937 cm3 Testastretta 11°, now extensively overhauled. EURO 4-rated, it has four valves per cylinder, liquid cooling and bore and stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm respectively. Engine power amounts to a maximum of 113 hp* at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 96.2 Nm at 7,750 rpm. The compression ratio is 12.6:1.
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 the larger displacement Multistradas. 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.
Built with long-range touring in mind, the Multistrada 950 has been designed to ensure outstanding comfort, even when the bike is fully laden. This has resulted in an ergonomic "triangle" that guarantees, for rider and passenger alike, comfort and control whatever the situation.
The bike is 'roomy'. It can easily seat two people, even with top case and side panniers on board. A 1594 mm wheelbase distributes rider and luggage (where applicable) weight perfectly, benefiting the vehicle's dynamic performance. Foot pegs have been lined with rubber inserts to dampen vibration.
The Multistrada 950 seat is 840 mm off the ground (a lower 820 mm seat and a higher 860 mm one are available as Ducati Performance accessories) and its generous front and rear sizing means immediate comfort and assured wanderlust. The wide tapered handlebars have been designed to optimise comfort, provide a dominant riding position and make the most of the generous steering lock. And that's not all: it's been mounted on silent-blocks to filter out vibration, giving an optimal balance between comfort and 'feel'.
Wheels and tyres
The Multistrada 950 is equipped with alloy wheels that mount Pirelli SCORPIONTM Trail II tyres: 120/70 R19 at the front and 170/60 R17 at the rear. SCORPIONTM Trail II: this tyre is a perfect blend of off-road racing capacity and great road performance. Designed for the most demanding motorcyclists, its plus-points include high mileage, consistent performance throughout its life-cycle and first-class performance in the wet.
Carefully designed alloy wheels have succeeded in making the thin spokes look as similar as possible to wire spokes.
On the Multistrada 950 the frame design features a front Trellis made up of large-diameter yet thin tubing, plus two lateral aluminium sub-frames to ensure maximum torsional rigidity. The Multistrada 950 has a minimum ground clearance of 183.5 mm.
Dry weight: 453.5 lb
Weight data refers to the dry weight of the motorcycle without battery, lubricants and coolants for liquid-cooled models.
Wet weight (KERB): 504.9 lb
Kerb weights indicate total bike weight with all operating consumable liquids and a fuel tank filled to 90% of capacity (as per EC standard 93/93).
Seat height: Not adjustable 33.1in standard (32.3 - 33.9in accessory seats)
Wheelbase: 62.76 in
Fuel tank capacity: 5.3 gallon (US) - (20 l)
Number of seats: Dual seat