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That’s one beautiful tail-lamp with my favourite thin exhaust

Verdict – The Multistrada 950 has been positioned as an entry-level sports tourer in India by Ducati. It borrows a lot of parts and equipment from its siblings and it is a total combination of what’s good. The hardware, however, isn’t top notch. As it’s an entry-level adventure motorcycle, there are lots of bits it misses out on. However, at almost Rs. 16 lakhs on-road, the Multistrada 950 is more accessible. But if the budget can be pushed by about Rs. 3 more lakhs, the 1200 comes in and with another Rs. 3 lakhs, you can get the best of the lot, the 1200 Enduro.

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A look that would scare anyone, yet grabs all the attention it can

What’s Cool

* Designed for the Multistrada family to give a big bike feel
* High revving engine makes it better for high-speed cruising
* Most comfortable 950cc sports tourer in the Indian market for 2-up riding

What’s Not So Cool

* Pricing is a little high for the hardware on offer
* High revving engine has an unhappy low-end and feels harsh
* Non-adjustable seat height, while suspension needs to be adjusted manually

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Massive and unique, the Multistradas are just very different

Ducati Multistrada 950 Specifications

* Engine: 937cc, Testastretta, L-Twin, Mono-Spark, Desmodromic, Liquid-Cooled
* Power: 113 BHP @ 9000 RPM
* Torque: 96 Nm @ 7750 RPM
* Transmission: 6-Speed With Slipper Clutch
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Tubular Trellis Frame
* Suspension: 48 mm KYB USD Forks (Front), Sachs Monoshock (Rear), Fully Adjustable
* Tyres: 120/70/19 (Front), 170/60/17 (Rear), Pirelli Scorpion Tyres
* Brakes: 320 mm Dual Discs (Front), 265 mm Disc (Rear), Brembo Monobloc with ABS

Ducati Multistrada 950 Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 2280 mm x 995 mm x 1470 mm
* Wheelbase: 1594 mm
* Ground Clearance: 184 mm
* Seat Height: 840 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 20-litres
* Kerb weight: 229 kgs

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