Ducati 950S packs a punch with active suspension, cornering ABS, multiple riding modes and clever technology
DUCATI took a bit of a punt on the long-legged, go-anywhere, adventure-style market back in 2010 – and it paid off.
The Multistrada has been a best seller for the Italian premium brand and has grown market share for our Italian friends.
When the 950 variant was released two years ago, it was slightly overshadowed by the larger 1200 model. Not any more.
We have just spent a couple of days riding the new 950S model in Spain and it absolutely rocks.
The 937cc L-Twin motor packs a 113bhp punch. But it is the instant torque that stands out.
Coupled with active suspension, cornering ABS, multiple riding modes and a host of clever tech, we get the feeling Ducati does not just want a slice of the adventure bike action. It wants the whole pie.
The brakes are amazing, giving assurance that you can scrub off speed before carving your way into corners.
Taller riders can opt for a higher seat while still making use of the standard-fit, easy-peasy windscreen.
Ducati has raised the bar with this machine and while it might seem expensive at first glance, a test ride will show you it is worth every penny
LED lights talk to clever sensors in the bike. So when you lean into a curve, extra illumination brightens up the inside of a corner, increasing rider confidence and safety.
Over the course of our 250-mile ride, we wanted for nothing.
The Multi was comfortable, entertaining in the corners and punchy everywhere.
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We even like the swanky grey paint, which costs extra over the standard red option.
The base model 950 is £11,755 but we would go for the grey S model, which has the extra touring pack.
Ducati has raised the bar with this machine and while it might seem expensive at first glance, a test ride will show you it is worth every penny.
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