OverdriveNov 03, 2020 21:20:05 IST
Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has launched the BSVI compliant Multistrada 950 S at Rs 15.49 lakh, ex-showroom, making it Rs 2.89 lakh more premium than the 950 introduced in 2017. While Ducati India has already commenced the bookings for the motorcycle, the company has confirmed the deliveries to begin in the second week of November. The Ducati Multistrada 950 S will compete with the likes of the BMW F 850 GS, Triumph Tiger 900 GT and also the BMW 900 XR in India.
The motorcycle features a 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta 11° engine - which puts out 113PS at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. This liquid-cooled engine has four valves per cylinder and bore and stroke measurements of 94 and 67.5 mm respectively. Also, the Multistrada 950 S comes equipped with Ride-by-wire tech. Ducati mentions, the self-servo wet slipper clutch can now be operated with less on-lever effort thanks to the new hydraulic control system. The engine has maintenance intervals of 15,000 km, with valve clearance inspection at every 30,000 km.
The electronics package now includes Bosch Cornering ABS, Ducati Traction Control (DTC), Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and the iconic semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) which continuously adjusts fork and shock absorber , based on a 48 mm diameter fork and rear shock (both electronic), Ducati Quick Shift up/down (DQS), Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) and Cruise Control.
The Multistrada 950 S can now mount the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS) and also features a full-LED headlight, 5" colour TFT display, a Hands-Free system, Cruise Control and backlit switchgear controls. The 950 S also features a Brembo braking system with the ABS 9.1ME Cornering device, an integral part of the Ducati Safety Pack (DSP).
"The Multistrada 950 S is a perfect design amalgamation of the bigger Multistradas which has led to the creation of a bike with typical Multistrada shapes which is at the same time, compact, and not just visibly. The Multistrada family has gained immense popularity in India considering the growing popularity of long distance touring and our idea behind the new Multistrada 950 S is to make Sports touring more accessible, allowing riders to explore the beautiful terrain that India has to offer," commented Bipul Chandra, Managing Director of Ducati India.
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