Ducati Multistrada 950 S Brings More Features to the Budget ADV

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One of Italian brand’s lesser reveals for the 2018 EICMA show is the Ducati Multistrada 950 S, which as the name implies is an upscale version of the “middleweight” adventure-touring machine.

Adding more features to the Multistrada 950 package, the “S” model brings Ducati’s semi-active “Skyhook” electronic suspension into the mix, as well as an up/down quickshifter, full LED headlight, TFT display, and backlight switchgear.

Like all the 2019 Ducati motorcycle models, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S also comes with cornering ABS from Bosch, and other noticeable changes include a fairing design that borrows from the Multistrada 1260.

Like previous model years, the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S is available with wire-spoked wheels, for those that see off-road routes in their future.

Power on the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 remains at 111hp (83 kW) / 71 lbs•ft (96 Nm), while the Ducati Multistrada 950 S tips the scales at 507 lbs (230kg) when the 5.3 gallon fuel tank is full. This marks a 7 lbs weight increase over the Multistrada 950 base model.

All of this means that the Ducati Multistrada 950 S bridges an interesting gap in Ducati’s lineup, between the more bare-bones Multistrada 950 and the more robust Multistrada 1260 models.

As such, we would expect the pricing on the 2019 Ducati Multistrada 950 S to be in between the 950’s $14,000 price tag the Multistrada 1260’s $18,700 starting price.

Source: Ducati

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