Introduced with a new paint scheme – that has been available in the international market for some time now – Ducati India demands a premium of Rs 20,000 over the standard colour for its new GP White Livery on the Multistrada 950 S
The Ducati Multistrada 950 S was launched in India back in November 2020. Until now, the Multistrada 950 S was available with the classic ‘’Ducati Red’ that retailed for Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom). This time around, Ducati has launched the 950 S with the ‘GP White’ livery that is dearer by Rs 20,000 over the standard red color – Rs 15.69 lakh (ex-showroom). In this price bracket and segment, the motorcycle rivals the Triumph Tiger 900 GT, Kawasaki Versys 1000, and the BMW F900R in India.
As the name goes, – ‘GP White’ – livery sports the white clour as its base. The fuel tank gets two-tone grey graphics white red inserts on the tank, as well as fairing panels. The colour Ducati Red and the GP White both get red accents on the alloy wheels, however, the designs on both the motorcycles’ wheels are different. The fairing on the ‘GP White’ livery, gets a matte finish as opposed to the gloss (red) finish on the Ducati Red. The chassis frame continues to be painted in red on both motorcycles.
In the international market, the Ducati 950 S is available with an option of spoke-wire wheels that give an edge over the standard alloy-wheel setup in terms of off-roading. The spoke-wire wheel setup is heavier by 5kg and increased the kerb weight from 230kg to 235kg. However, Ducati India does not offer to equip the 950 S with spoke-wire wheels.
Mechanically, the adventure-tourer stays the same. It is still powered by a 937cc 11-degree Testastretta L-twin engine that puts out 111bhp at 9,000rpm and 94Nm of torque at 6,750rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox that gets a two-way quick shifter. The motorcycle tips the scale at 207kg (dry) and Ducati has equipped the motorcycle with a Vehicle Hold System that prevents the motorcycle from rolling back.
The 950 S gets Ducati’s Skyhook Suspensions on either end that are electronically adjusted via the motorcycle’s 5-inch TFT instrument cluster. Other features include a cornering ABS and traction control. The 950 S gets cornering headlamps and cruise control to improve its touring capabilities.