Customers can head to their nearest Ducati dealership to book the new Multistrada 950 S for an amount of ₹1 lakh.
Ducati is all set to expand the Multistrada product family in India by bringing in the smaller-capacity Multistrada 950 S in BS6 guise. Bookings for the bike are officially open at ₹1 lakh and deliveries are expected to begin in the first week of November, right after the 2nd November launch.
The Multistrada 950 S is powered by a Euro 5 (BS6) compliant 937cc twin-cylinder Testastretta 11° motor that develops 111bhp and 94Nm of torque. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox with Ducati Quick Shift Up & Down (DQS) as standard. Apart from the DQS, the Multistrada 950 S also comes equipped with Ducati Skyhook Suspension Evo (DSS), Cruise Control, hands-free connectivity, backlit handlebar switches, five-inch colour TFT instrument display, a full LED headlamp and self-cancelling turn indicators as standard.
On the safety front, the Multistrada 950 S offers the Ducati Safety Pack – Bosch Cornering ABS & Ducati Traction Control (DTC). The list also includes independent riding & power modes, Ducati Cornering Lights (DCL) and Vehicle Hold Control (VHC).
Compared to the Multistrada 1260 S that rides on 17-inch wheels, the Multistrada 950 S rides on a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. The 1260 S offers adjustable seat height in the range of 825-845mm, whereas the 950 S offers a standard 840mm seat height, which can be adjusted to 820mm or 860mm as well.
There's also a spoke-wheel version of the Multistrada 950 S on sale internationally, but we're yet to find out if Ducati will launch both the alloy and spoke versions here or either one of them. Both versions are available in two colour options – Ducati Red and a special 'GP White' livery. The spoke wheel version though is heavier by 5kgs (212kg).
The Multistrada 1260 S (BS4) was priced at ₹19.60 lakh in India (ex-showroom). Therefore, it'll be interesting to see how much more accessible the Multistrada range will become in India with the new BS6 950 S.