The North American Spec Multistrada 950 Is Back For 2021
North American markets can still enjoy the Multistrada 950 as part of the 2021 Ducati line-up. This Italian-made sports touring machine can still be sold in the United States and Canada but it’s on the way out in Europe, as stricter emissions controls have required it to have some engine upgrades. Because of that reason, it has received no upgrades for 2021. Still, it’s a fantastic street-focused sport touring model that’s worthy of your attention.
Like many Ducati motorcycles, the outgoing Multistrada 950 draws power from a 937 cc Testastretta twin-cylinder engine that produces 113 horsepower and 71 lb-ft of peak torque. European models have different performance specs, but these are the North America figures. Aside from the potent engine, the Multistrada 950 also enjoys top-of-the-range hardware, including adjustable suspension and advanced brakes, as well as impressive riding aids.
The most significant rider aids include traction control, cornering ABS, selectable ride modes, power modes, vehicle hold control, and self-canceling indicators.
For 2021, the Multistrada 950 is available exclusively in classic Ducati Red.
The 2021 Ducati Multistrada 950 starts at $14,495 USD / $16,495 CAD.
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- Price: $14,495 USD / $16,495 CAD
- Key Features:
- Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tires
- Bosch cornering ABS
- Vehicle Hold Control (VHC)
- Engine: 937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine
- Power: 113 HP
- Torque: 71 lbs-ft
- Dry Weight: 453.5 lbs (205.7 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.1 in (840 mm)
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950 Specifications
|Engine||937 cc liquid-cooled, Testastretta V2 engine|
|Bore x Stroke||94 x 67.5 mm|
|Compression Ratio||12.6 : 1|
|Fuel Injection||Bosch electronic fuel injection system, Ø 53 mm throttle bodies with Ride-by-Wire system|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel single muffler, Catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes|
|Clutch||Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control|
|Final Drive||Chain, Front sprocket Z15, Rear sprocket Z43|
|Suspension Rear||Fully adjustable monoshock, Remote spring preload adjustment, Aluminum double-sided swingarm|
|Brakes Front||2 x Ø 320 mm semi-floating discs, Radially mounted Brembo monobloc 4-piston 2-pad calipers, Radial Master Cylinder, Bosch Cornering ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Ø 265 mm disc, 2-piston Brembo floating caliper, Bosch Cornering ABS|
|Tires Front||Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 120/70 ZR 19|
Pirelli Scorpion Trail II 170/60 ZR 17
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20 l (5.3 US Gal)|
|Wheelbase||1,594 mm (62.8 in)|
|Trail||106 mm (4.2 in)|
|Seat Height||840 mm (33.1 in), 860 mm (33.9 in) with high seat accessory, 820 mm (32.3 in) with low seat accessory|
|Warranty||24 months unlimited mileage|
2021 Ducati Multistrada 950 Features
The design of the Multistrada 950 range harmoniously combines the stylistic elements of the Multistrada family and interprets them to achieve a sleek, compact line. The 19″ front wheel, the unique front headlight with two horizontal elements and the 20-litre tank give it a unique character. The lines of the Multistrada 950 convey a sense of lightness thanks to the exclusively designed light alloy or spoke rims, available for the S version.
The Multistrada 950 range is equipped with the 937 cc Testastretta 11° engine, which complies with Euro 5 regulations on pollutant emission levels in the European territory (only in countries where Euro 5 regulations are valid), and combines sporty performance and ease of use. The Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) system allows changing gears without using the clutch: so the Multistrada 950 is perfect for sporty use and extremely comfortable in the city or on long trips.
The Ducati Safety Pack, which also includes Ducati Traction Control (DTC), was further developed with the introduction of the 6-axis inertial platform (IMU) to allow the Cornering function to be applied to the Bosch ABS, ensuring greater safety in the curves. Furthermore, the combined braking system increases braking stability by optimally distributing the braking power between the front and rear. The Multistrada 950 is also equipped with Vehicle Hold Control for starting on hills without problems, even with a passenger and full panniers.