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Review: 2017 Ducati 950 Multistrada
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Review: 2017 Ducati 950 Multistrada

The 2017 Ducati 950 Multistrada is a full-fledged adventure bike. If you have the leg length and budget, this high-performance bike must be yours. It puts several sports bikes to shame with its latest electronic rider aids, awesome engine and strong brakes giving you an enhanced and safe riding experience.

Its 937cc engine is similar to Hypermotard and Supersport while its frame is identical to other Multistradas. Compared to the features of their other models, this bike is simple. Its weight is approximately 450lbs without fuel. The 950 Multistrada comes with a double-sided swing arm and a cable clutch. It has a fully adjustable suspension at both ends, which are, however; unfortunately not electronically controlled. The suspension makes use of progressive springs at the front and the rear creating a supple feel while encountering any bumps or obstacles. Ensure that there is enough tire pressure before venturing out on rough roads. Its cable clutch and Sachs rear shocks are commendable. The 950 Ducati also has eight-level traction control and three levels of ABS.

With a comfortable riding position and a 90 degree, V-twin Desmo engine ensures a smooth ride. It pulls easily from 3000 rpm and has an output of 113(approximately)horsepower. The engine makes a good noise too, giving you more reasons to ride with full gusto! Along with roughly 80 percent of 70-pound feet of torque from 3500-9500rpm available, to pull out of any corner can make this Ducati quite intimidating. Although some vibrations may creep into the seat above 5000 rpm, the bike moves along smoothly at 4000 rpm at 60 mph and has a stable chassis. Another intriguing feature is it's manually adjustable windscreen for air management. The seat can be customized for tall and short riders that will allow you to peg the distance comfortably. What’s more is Ducati’s impressive service interval which remains at 9000 miles or 12 months.

With intuitive controls, nice engine sound and 5.3 gallons fuelling, this bike stands out in most of the way, giving you very less to complain about. Overall, in terms of size and power Multistrada, 950 is less intimidating compared to other Multistradas.

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