New metal – Ducati Multistrada 950

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Ducati’s new Multistrada 950 is the lighter, smaller touring bike in Ducati’s brilliant Multistrada range.

Featuring a 937cc Testastretta engine taken straight from the Ducati Hypermotard and putting out a claimed 113bhp and 71lb.ft of torque, the bike should have character in spades.

The styling combines elements from the Multistrada 1200 and 1200 Enduro, but with seat height of 840mm, there’s nothing small about this bike.

It’s a proper Multistrada bitsa – the front is from the Multistrada 1200 front-end, as is the adjustable screen and fuel tank, while the seat, passenger seat, rear grab rail and exhaust and swingarm are all taken from the Multistrada Enduro.

There’s also a set of alloy wheels – 17in front and a 19in rear – 48m upsidedown Kayaba front forks and Brembo Monobloc M4.32 calipers at the front. And then there’s a suite of rider aids including eight-way traction control and four riding modes.

The bike will cost £10,995, compared to the standard Multistrada 1200 at £13,432.

 

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