Du­cati Mul­tistrada 950

113bhp | 227kg | Seat height 840mm

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937cc liq­uid-cooled Tes­tas­tretta L-twin ABS and Du­cati Trac­tion Con­trol Fully ad­justable sus­pen­sion

This is the smaller-ca­pac­ity Mul­tistrada which com­bines the lovely L-twin, style and smooth han­dling.

Up front it wears a ver­sa­tile 19in light al­loy front wheel that will work with pure road tyres on tar­mac, or can of­fer a bit more flex­i­bil­ity on and off road with dual-pur­pose rub­ber fit­ted. The en­gine is the 937cc Tes­tas­tretta, and de­liv­ers a claimed 113bhp at 9000rpm and 70.95ftlb torque at 7750rpm.

There are four rid­ing modes and the new Multi also gets the Du­cati Safety Pack, which in­cludes the lat­est Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with three-level ad­just­ment and eightlevel Du­cati Trac­tion Con­trol. The fork is a 48mm in­verted unit, with ad­justable spring pre-load and hy­draulic com­pres­sion and re­bound damp­ing. At the rear, a Sachs shock con­nects the swingarm to the left sub-frame: again, spring preload is ad­justable, as is com­pres­sion and re­bound.

It uses Brembo M4.32 monobloc ra­dial calipers and dual 320 mm discs up front, matched to a 265mm disc and float­ing Brembo caliper at the rear – all ABS en­abled.

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