Please wait

You’re being redirected to suzukimotorcycle.co.in

AD

Ducati Multistrada 950

Ducati Multistrada 950 is a bike with the last known price Rs. 15,49,000 in India. It had 1 variant and 2 colours. It and was powered by a 937 cc BS-VI engine. It came with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

Overview Expert Opinion Similar Bikes Colours Mileage Specs News Dealers
Key specs
  • Displacement937 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight229 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 15,49,000

Ducati Multistrada 950 is now discontinued in India.

Discontinued
  • 120 ImagesSee Images
  • 2 ColoursSee Colours
Colours:

Ducati Multistrada 950 Summary

Multistrada 950 key highlights

Engine Capacity 937 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 229 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres
Seat Height 840 mm
Max Power 113 bhp

About Multistrada 950

Ducati India has updated its product portfolio with the launch of the BS6-compliant Multistrada 950 S. The BS6-compliant model uses a 937cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Testastretta 11-degree engine that produces 111.4bhp of maximum power at 9,000rpm and 96Nm of peak torque at 7,750rpm. The maintenance intervals are at 15,000km while the valve clearance inspection is required at every 30,000km.

In terms of design, the Multistrada 950 carries the bigger Multistrada motorcycle-inspired styling. The adventure tourer packs features such as a twin-pod LED headlight, beak design, and an adjustable windscreen. The saddle, rear grab rail, design of the exhaust, swingarm, and wheel sizes are influenced by the Multistrada 1260 Enduro. In India, the Multistrada 950 S is available in two colours, namely Ducati Red and GP White.

The “S” badge brings electronic rider aids such as Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC), and the semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS). The motorcycle also gets Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL), and a Cruise Control system. Moreover, the Multistrada 950 S can now mount the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and also features a full-LED headlight, five-inch colour TFT display, a hands-free system, and backlit switchgear controls.
write a review

Ducati Multistrada 950 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Perfect for long distance touring
    • The 950cc engine has lots of torque
    • Equipped with the latest technologies
  • Could be Better

    • Gets hot while riding in traffic
    • Weight distribution could have been better

BikeWale's Take

The Multistrada 950 is a more affordable version of the bigger Multistrada 1260. But it still gets decent amount of features and electronics. The Multi 950 is good off-road and even better for those long distance rides thanks to its frugile 937cc, L-Twin and comfortable ergonomics. Although it would be a better package with better set of tyres and the option of a centre stand.

Ducati Multistrada 950 Review

Having spent a good number of hours on the Ducati Multistrada 950 S' saddle, we tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about the ‘smaller' adventure-tourer from Bologna, Italy. And, if it would be your money’s worth over the BMW F900 XR and the Triumph Tiger 900 GT.

Introduction

Ducati Multistrada 950 Right Side View

There was a time when a lower price tag meant lesser features and a smaller engine. And if you did manage to shell out more, you could enjoy the might of a larger displacement motorcycle with the entire platter of gizmos. But any toddler who has eaten too many candies can confirm, more is not always better. Cruising down the NH3 with the Ducati Multistrada 950 S, I realised that the logic applies to motorcycles as well...

So, having spent a good number of hours on the Multistrada 950’s saddle, we tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about the ‘smaller' adventure-tourer from Bologna, Italy. And, if it would be your money’s worth over the BMW F900 XR and the Triumph Tiger 900 GT. 

The Visuals

Left Front Three Quarter

Walking up to the Ducati Multistrada 950 S, the first thing to notice is its stark resemblance to the Multistrada 1260. The flared nostrils that double up as air-intakes, the twin headlamps with full-LED lighting, the turn indicators built into the knuckle guards, and the large windscreen are all signature Multistrada family elements. 

Ducati Multistrada 950 Bike Seat

 While we will get to the details of that nearly U-shaped seat and ergonomics in a bit, the large grab rail is a noteworthy feature as it also serves as a tail rack. But above all, when it comes to the Multistrada 950’s design, it is hard not to notice the front-heavy Rosso paint scheme that completes the Ducati badge. As for build quality and fitment, Ducati has left no room for complaints and is completely worth the Rs 15 lakh you’d be spending to get one of these home. 

The Package

Head Light

As with all ‘S’ versions in Ducati’s stables, the Multistrada 950 S is filled to the brim with electronic rider aids and features. To start with, it comes with a six-axis IMU that has paved the way for four riding modes- Urban, Touring, Sport, and Enduro. While each of these has its own presets, the Multistrada also allows the rider to customize the traction control, ABS intervention, engine output, and throttle sensitivity within each mode. And thanks to the Skyhook suspension, the preload and damping settings can also be customised with a few clicks on the switchgear. 

Ducati Multistrada 950 TFT / Instrument Cluster

You also get a Bluetooth-enabled TFT display that seems slightly complex to read at first but gets easier with time. Then there is the cruise control, hill hold control, heated grips, and cornering lights as well; all fitted as standard on the 950 S. 

The Ride

Ducati Multistrada 950 Right Rear Three Quarter

With all that bodywork, the Multistrada 950 S looks imposing. And with a standard seat height of 840mm and weighing 229kg, it would also be slightly intimidating for some individuals to mount and dismount. It is also quite a task to move around. However, once you get on, the Multistrada 950 S’ ergonomics feel nothing less than great. The seat is designed to encapsulate you and the shape of the 20-litre fuel tank ensures the thighs are well supported.  

Ducati Multistrada 950 Left Front Three Quarter

Having ridden over 200kms at a stretch, the seat never made me writhe or fidget and the windscreen, which can be adjusted on the fly offered enough protection for a quiet ride. Speaking of which, the ride experience the Multistrada 950 S offers is Cloud Nine material, thanks to the Ducati Skyhook active suspension. The system allows to set up preload and damping settings at both ends with just a push of a button on the left-side switchgear. It then adjusts the suspension automatically on the fly, almost like blending into its surroundings.

Right Side View

In the softer settings, the Multistrada 950 S feels the plushest and compliant over anything the road throws at it. Although, it does tend to dive and squat more and the feel from the tyres is a bit vague. Switch it to the medium or firmer settings and the ride is slightly more leveled and the response from the Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres are higher. What I also liked is that these settings are retained even after turning the bike off.

Ducati Multistrada 950 Handle Bar

Now, the Multistrada 950 S with its wide handlebar offers a good amount of leverage. It holds the line on corners with accuracy, feeling more like a sporty streetfighter with a 19-inch wheel and long-ish fork than a typical adventure-touring motorcycle. It feels stable and agile on open roads but could be a task when maneuvering through traffic. That said, I loved the seating ergonomics on the Multistrada 950 although it feels a bit off for standing - something that can be fixed with a taller handlebar.  

Ducati Multistrada 950 Front View

Nonetheless, each time I twisted the throttle, the strong nature of the 937cc, L-twin motor left me grinning. This motor, which the Multistrada 950 shares with the manic Hypermotard, churns out 113bhp and 94Nm. With the BS6 revisions, it feels smooth and so does the fueling - with no snatching action even when whipping the throttle. The Multistrada 950 holds a major chunk of its torque in the low to mid-range and offers ample power to get out of a corner or make a pass, without usually needing to downshift. Interestingly enough, the gearshifts are smooth but the lever action from the new hydraulic clutch could have been lighter.

On the open roads, the Multistrada 950 S feels unstoppable, and cruising over 130kmph is a no-brainer. Although, city life is not the Multistrada’s cup of tea, and it makes sure you know by heating up in a matter of minutes. And the wide handlebar means filtering through tight spots would need heavy calculations. The brakes on the Multi were upgraded a couple of years ago and the bike comes with cornering ABS. While the bite from the front end feels strong, the setup seems to lack feel at the rear- something we suspect could be an issue solely with our test bike. 

Our Take

Ducati Multistrada 950 Front View

Since it is an ‘entry-level’ model with a relatively smaller engine than the V4 and 1260, it is easy to presume the 950 S as a beginner’s ADV of sorts. Yes, the Multistrada 950 S is friendly and undemanding but it never felt bland, unconnected, or lacking in comfort or performance. In fact, with its responsive and engaging character, the bike would be a much more capable option for expert riders to ride more aggressively without pushing the limits. With a sticker price of Rs 15.49 lakh, the Multistrada 950 S is also around Rs 6 lakh cheaper than the Multistrada V4, so it is also relatively friendlier to the wallet as well. However, it is the most expensive among its rivals. But, the Ducati Multistrada 950 S is better equipped. It comes with customisable ride modes unlike the BMW F850 GS and since it also gets the fully adjustable electronic suspension, a feature the Triumph Tiger 900 GT misses out on, the Multistrada 950 S is a lot of bike for the price it demands.  

Ducati Multistrada 950 Left Side View

What I also liked about the Ducati Multistrada 950 S is that it never pretends to be an off-road motorcycle. While it can handle bad roads if needed, it wasn’t intended for hardcore trails and it rather focuses on what it does best- comfortably seated, high-speed touring. But on the flip side, the Multistrada 950 S is a task to ride in the city considering its heating issues and the wide handlebar that hinders maneuverability in tight spaces.

Photography by Kapil Angane

Full Review

-Hide Review

Ducati Multistrada 950 Colours

Ducati Multistrada 950 mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Multistrada 950 is 13 kmpl.

Multistrada 950 mileage details
AD

Multistrada 950 Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 113 bhp @ 9,000 rpm

    Max Torque 94 Nm @ 6,750 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 937 cc

    Cylinders 2

    Bore 94 mm

    Stroke 67.5 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.6:1

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 20 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 4 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 270 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 13.5 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 299+ Kmph

    View more specs
  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 170/60 ZR17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 265 mm

    Calliper Type Front- 4-Piston , Rear- 2 Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR19

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 35 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 36 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 35 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 42 psi

    Front Suspension 48mm Fully Adjustable USD Fork

    Rear Suspension Fully Adjustable Monoshock

    View more specs
  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 229 kg

    Overall Length 2,280 mm

    Overall Width 995 mm

    Wheelbase 1,594 mm

    Ground Clearance 184 mm

    Seat Height 840 mm

    Overall Height 1,470 mm

    Chassis Type Tubular steel Trellis frame

    View more specs
  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 2 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Unlimited Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12V - 10 Ah

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresRiding Modes, Power Modes

View more features

Ducati Multistrada 950 News

Read all news
AD