Every other motorcycle manufacture is trying to upgrade there product lineup be it in India or elsewhere.
From BS4 to BS6 in India or Euro4 to Euro5 in Europe. The strict emission norms in India has come into act since April 2020.
For Europe, there are still two more months left, and we will be able to see the norms coming into the act from January 1, 2021.
In India, the last BS6 model we see from Ducati is Panigale V2. The new BS6 Panigale V2 comes with a price tag of Rs 16.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
To turn BS6 the next in line was Scrambler 1100 Pro.
Now Ducati has aspiring plans to bring the Multistrada 950 S with BS6 compliance. To go a step, further dealers in India have already started taking the orders.
Now we dig deep about the new BS6 Multistrada 950 S.
When it comes to flavours, Ducati brings the Multistrada 950 in three different flavours.
- A standard flavour which is Ducati Multistrada 950
- Multistrada 950 S and
- The third flavour is Multistrada 950 with Spoke wheels
There is a slight difference between these three flavours. At the same time, all these three flavours come with same 937cc, Ducati Testastretta 11° L-twin, desmodromic timing, four valves per cylinder, liquid-cool engine.
The other angle
The notable difference between these three are
- Standard Multistrada 950 comes only in one paint scheme, and it is Ducati Red and carries 204 kg (450 lb).
- The Multistrada 950 S comes in two paint schemes, Ducati Red and GP White and is 8 kgs heavier compared to the Standard Multistrada 950. Effectively it weighs 212 kgs (467 lb).
- The third flavour which is Multistrada 950 with spoke wheels also comes with two paint schemes, Ducati Red and GP White and carries the same weight as Multistrada 950 S. However additionally this flavour comes with spoke wheels.
Ducati has positioned the Multistrada S between the Standard and the Spoke wheel flavour. In an increment fashion, the price does rise from Standard flavour to Spoked wheel flavour.
Ducati red paint scheme
Ducati Multistrada 950 S Engine
The new BS6 Multistrada 950 S comes with 937cc, Ducati Testastretta 11° L-twin, desmodromic timing, four valves per cylinder, liquid-cool engine. This block is capable of making 113 hp @ 9000 rpm of power and 71 ft/lbs @ 7750 rpm of torque.
The Multistrada 950 S also comes with LED headlight and cornering lights (DCL). With five-inch TFT dash, cruise control and hands-free unit the 950 S stays ahead in the competition.
The Suspension is a Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS) system with handlebar having backlit controls. The electronic package comes with Traction control, Bosch ABS cornering, riding modes, vehicle hold control.
Front brakes are Brembo monoblock,4-piston callipers while on the opposite end it gets 265mm disc w/ floating Brembo 2-piston calliper.
Five-inch TFT dash
The Multistrada 950 S rivals against the likes of Yamaha Tracer 900, BMW F 900 XR, Triumph 800 XR and Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT.
Well although Yamaha Niken GT is three-legged however you can still think when you want to shop Multistrada 950 S.
In India, the outgoing Multistrada 950 retails at Rs 12,85,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Looking towards the BS6 upgrades and paint schemes (GP White) the Multistrada 950 S may cost a bit more to your pocket.