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    Ducati India To Launch 12 New Motorcycles In 2021 – Scrambler, Multistrada, Monster

    Ducati Scrambler BS6 Bookings Open
    Ducati India plans to have launches in every quarter of this calendar year

    Ducati India has announced a comprehensive product onslaught in 2021 which will kick start with the updated Scrambler Icon. Bookings for the 2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon and Icon dark are open across the country for INR 50,000. In a bid to engage its Indian clientele, the Italian marque will also be conduction various throughout the calendar year including DRE Dream Tour, DRE Safety, offroad days, track days and personalized racetrack training sessions.
    Ducati India’s 2021 plans
    The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Icon is now compliant with BS6 emission norms finally. The company says that the COVID situation has caused delays but it still managed to launch the BS6 versions of Panigale V2, Scrambler 1100 Pro and Multistrada 950 S.
    Moving forward, the first quarter of 2021 will witness the launch of BS6 compliant Scrambler Icon, Diavel and XDiavel. The all-new Ducati Multistrada V4, Streetfighter V4 and Panigale V4 are arriving in second quarter of this calendar year. Second half of 2021 is reserved for naked bike onslaught with the new generation Monster, Supersport 950 and Hypermotard 950 RVE in the pipeline. The Scrambler range will be augmented by the introduction of 1100 Dark Pro, Night Shift and Desert Sled editions.
    2021 is set to be one of the most exciting years in recent times for Ducati not only in India but also globally as it just unveiled highly anticipated new gen Mutlitstrada and Monster motorcycles towards the end of 2020.
    2021 Ducati Monster
    2021 Ducati Monster
    Just like the Multistrada, the new Monster is also boasts of massive improvement in every single aspect. The street fighter features an all-new design which retains the Monster DNA, a new chassis and an array of lightweighting measures which make the bike 18 kg lighter than its predecessor.
    Power comes from a new 937 cc 11-degree Testastretta L-Twin liquid-cooled engine which produces a healthy 111 hp and 93 Nm of torque. The valve clearance service interval, called the Desmo service, stands at 30,000 km. The motorcycle gets a wide array of electronic gadgetry including a new colour TFT display.
    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    With the all-new GranTurismo V4 1,158 cc engine, the new Multistrada aims to become the new benchmark in the adventure tourer segment. In addition to a technically advanced motor, the Italian tourer also packs in best-in-class equipment and segment-fist features.
    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    Highlights include the radar-based rider assistance systems which include adaptive cruise control, rear collision warning and blind spot detection. The system is designed to work safely taking into account the vehicle’s orientation data from IMU.
    The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4‘s tech-laden motor is good for 170 hp and 125 Nm of torque. Expect the new motorcycle to be priced upwards of INR 20 lakh (ex-showroom). The motorcycle has a service interval of 60,000 km, longest in the motorcycle industry. More

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    2021 Ducati Monster Makes Global Debut – Gets Lighter, More Powerful

    2021 Ducati Monster
    The 2021 Ducati Monster achieves a staggering weight saving of 18 kg

    Ducati’s fifth and the final episode of its World Premiere series has landed, and the star of the show is the all-new Monster. The famous Italian street fighter has clocked sales of over 350,000 so far and the latest iteration emerges to be even more appealing. Like the Multistrada V4 which debuted a few weeks ago, 2021 Ducati Monster benefits from a comprehensive overhaul.
    2021 Ducati Monster
    Ducati started out with a mission of preserving the Monster’s minimalism while modernizing the overall package. The end result is a sporty looking compact sportsbike with a new full LED headlamp (the DRL reminds us of the MG Agusta Brutale though), a new fuel tank with ‘Bison-Back’ profile, dynamically sweeping LED indcators and a simple tailpiece.

    The rake angle, handlebar position and foot peg position have been tweaked to offer better ergonomics. The new Monster is claimed to be easier to handle in tight spots. The standard seat height is 820 mm which can be lowered to 800 mm by means of an accessory. If that isn’t short enough, Ducati also offers a special suspension spring kit that lowers the entire motorcycle to offer a ride height of 775 mm.
    There is a Plus variant with a compact visor and pillion seat cover as standard fitment. The 2021 Ducati Monster is available in three colour options namely Ducati Red, Matte Black and Aviator Grey (with fluorescent red rims). The motorcycle still is instantly recognizable as a Monster but has a decidedly modern appeal.

    Improvements under the surface
    The new Monster is a completely different vehicle under the skin compared to its predecessor. The most significant change comes in the form of the aluminium front frame derived from Panigale V4. The component which only weighs 3 kg brings a massive weight saving of 4.5 kg and is bolted directly to the head stock thereby making the engine a stressed member. The rear sub-frame is made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) which saves about 2 kg compared to the Monster 821.
    That’s not all. Ducati engineers have undertaken a massive light-weighting exercise by optimizing each and every component. The swing arm, rims, engine and frame together contribute to a massive weight saving of 18 kg compared to the outgoing Monster. With a dry weight of 166 kg, the new motorcycle should be a lot more agile than before.

    Specifications
    Keeping with the upsizing trend to comply with the Euro-5 emission norms, the 2021 Ducati Monster’s 11-degree Testastretta liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engine now displaces 937 cc. The power and torque figures stand at 111 hp (2 hp more than 821) and 93 Nm. Ducati says that the motor offers better low- and mid-range torque performance. Service interval to check the valve clearance, called as the Desmo Service, is at 30,000 km. Transmission is a 6-speed unit.
    Specs
    Monster, Monster+
    Monster 1200, Monster 1200S
    Engine
    Testastretta L-Twin
    Testastretta L-Twin
    Displacement
    937cc
    1198cc
    Power
    111hp @9250 rpm
    147 hp @ 9250 rpm
    Torque
    94 Nm @6500 rpm
    123 Nm @ 7750 rpm
    Transmission
    6 speed
    6 speed
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Liquid
    Drive
    Chain
    Chain
    Frame
    Aluminum Front
    Tubular steel trellis
    Front Suspension
    43mm USD
    Fully adjustable KYB 43mm USD / Fully adjustable Öhlins 48mm
    Rear Suspension
    Linkage-assisted adjustable mono
    Linkage-assisted adjustable mono / Linkage-assisted adjustable Öhlins shock
    Tyres
    Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
    Pirelli Diablo Rosso III
    Front Tyre
    120/70 x 17
    120/70 x 17
    Rear Tyre
    180/55 x 17
    190/55 x 17
    Front Brake
    320 mm dual disc
    320 mm / 330 mm dual
    Rear Brake
    245 mm single disc
    245 mm single disc
    ABS
    Cornering-aware
    Bosch Cornering ABS
    Wheelbase
    1474mm
    1486mm
    Seat Ht
    820mm
    795 mm or 820 mm
    Fuel Tank
    14 liters
    16.6 liters
    Kerb wt (including liquids)
    188 kgs
    213 kgs / 210 kgs
    Price
    $11,895 / $12,195
    $14,995 / $17,795
    The 2021 Ducati Monster is equipped with upside-down telescopic front forks and rear monoshock. The Brembo braking system consists of a 320 mm twin front discs with 2-piston calipers and a single-disc at the rear with single-piston caliper. The naked sportsbike is shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires with a larger 180 mm section rear unit.
    Equipment
    The new Ducati Monster boasts of a comprehensive electronic system including cornering ABS and traction control system, Ducati Wheelie Control and Launch Control. The motorcycle also gets three riding modes – Sport, Touring and Urban which change the engine maps as well as settings of the electronic aids.
    The Monster 937 features a colour TFT instrument console which can adopt the optional Ducati Multimedia System for smartphone connectivity. The new Ducati should arrive in India sometime next year. More

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    2021 Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition Revealed

    Ducati Diavel Lamborghini Edition
    The limited-run Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition is expected to go on sale from January 2021 onwards

    A couple of weeks after Ducati revealed the 2021 version of Diavel 1260, the Italian superbike manufacturer has now unveiled a limited-run Lamborghini Edition of the same. This special edition of the muscle cruiser was unveiled at the fourth episode of Ducati World Premiere.
    Ducati Diavel 1260 Lamborghini Edition has been inspired by the limited edition Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37 hybrid supercar. The power cruiser even sports the same colour scheme called Gea Green which has been used on the Siàn FKP 37 and looks exemplary on both vehicles.

    Lamborghini Inspired Design
    While Lamborghini has restricted this supercar to only 63 units of production model, Ducati has been more generous and will sell 630 units of the special edition Diavel 1260. Both Lamborghini and Ducati designers have worked hand in hand to deliver something worth being a Limited Edition. To add to the premiumness, the new Diavel gets golden USD forks.
    However, the highlight in this design remains the golden forged rims used in the alloy wheels. The typical Ducati Red is used for colouring the Brembo brake calipers. Even the frame incorporated has shades of gold in it. Other design highlights which are inspired by Siàn FKP 37 are radiator covers, air intakes, fuel tank cover, mudguards, muffler and seat cover.

    The dashboard cover and headlight frame like all the above mentioned components have been made of carbon fibre designed by superimposing floating elements on the main structure of the bike. The bike also pays homage to Automobili Lamborghini’s founding year by imprinting the number 63 on its semi-fairing. The Y-shaped details in FKP 37 have been carried over to the Ducati’s Y-shaped cutouts in the saddle and hexagonal muffler.
    Mechanical Details & Features
    Diavel 1260 Lamborghini has been built on the same tubular steel trellis frame as the regular model and is assisted by fully adjustable Öhlins suspensions at the front and rear. Other components like the 17-inch wheels with 240mm profile tyres have been carried over from the standard model. It tips the weighing scales at 220 kg.

    Coming to its performance, Diavel 1260 Lamborghini is powered by a 1262cc L-Twin Testastretta DVT engine. In its Euro 5 configuration, this unit pushes out a maximum of 162 hp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 129 Nm at 7500 rpm. Being a Ducati it comes with a host of electronic aids such as Cornering ABS EVO, Bosch’s 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (6D IMU), Ducati Power Launch EVO (DPL), Cruise Control and Traction Control EVO (DTC).
    At a price of USD 31,995 (Rs 23.63 lakhs), it is a healthy USD 11,700 (Rs 8.64 lakhs) costlier than its base model. Along with this special edition motorcycle, consumers can also opt for a special jet-style helmet with coordinated graphics, designed by Centro Stile Ducati with the number 63 badging. More

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    BS6 Ducati Scrambler 800 Listed In India – New Nightshift Variant Added

    BS6 Ducati Scrambler
    The 2021 Ducati Scrambler range has been revealed and will comprise  a Nightshift addition to its line-up

    The Scrambler models have been on sale in India and will now come in with BS6 engine upgrade. Ducati Scrambler 800 BS6 is slated for launch sometime in early 2021. Prices have now been displayed on the official India website.
    BS6 Scrambler 800 gets a new variant addition with the Nightshift. Other than this, the Desert Sled and Icon will also be launched with BS6 updates as well as new colours.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler 800
    The Euro5 (BS6) Scrambler 800 was unveiled at a Global World Premiere. Prices have been hiked considerably as compared to their earlier BS4 counterparts. The Desert Sled listed price states Rs.11.8 lakhs as against its BS4 counterpart which was priced at Rs.9.93 lakhs. This is an increase of Rs 1.87 lakhs. The Nightshift is listed at Rs.10.7 lakhs. All prices are ex-sh.
    Where updates are concerned, the 2021 Scrambler Desert Sled is similar to its predecessor with some changes in terms of livery. It gets a new Sparkling Blue colour scheme with red and white accents on its fuel tank and mudguards, gold spoked wheels and a new seat with anti slip lining and mesh headlamp guard. The Scrambler Icon will be offered in a Ducati Red color scheme along with the 62 Yellow while the other features see no change.
    BS6 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled
    The Scrambler Nightshift will sport a Matte Grey and Charcoal colour scheme deviating from the bright colours of the Scrambler 800 range. This new variant also sees some retro styling with no rear mudguard, a clear tail section and flat seat.
    It also sports a straight and narrow handlebar design with café racer mirrors. It also gets a flat two seat saddle and sits on dual purpose Pirelli MT 60 RS tyres. The fourth model, Scrambler 800 Icon Dark receives no updates, apart from the engine.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    All these variants sport an LCD dash which is Ducati Multimedia System ready, unlocking smartphone connectivity allowing the rider to receive calls and SMS alerts. LED lighting is seen all around offering the updated Ducati Scrambler 800 a more premium stance. Icon variant will get the iconic Ducati red colour option.
    Ducati Scrambler 800 Engine Specs
    Now complying with Euro 5(BS6) emission standards, the 2021 Ducati Scrambler 800 will be powered by an 803cc, air cooled, L Twin engine that offers 72 hp power at 8,250 rpm and 66.2 Nm torque at 5,750 rpm. No other changes have been made and the engine gets mated to a 6 speed gearbox and comes in equipped with hydraulic actuated slip and assist clutch. More

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    Ducati Revives SP Moniker – Unveils 2021 Panigale V4 SP

    2021 Ducati Panigale V4 SP
    Panigale V4 SP is the latest addition to the V4 lineup which makes it five motorcycles in the range

    It is a good time for Ducati fanboys as the latest edition of Ducati World Premiere saw the unveiling of not one but two motorcycles. Alongside Supersport 950, the Italian superbike brand also revealed the next generation of Panigale V4 SP thus reviving an iconic moniker of the brand from its yesteryears.
    SP stands for Sports Production and as described by Ducati it “is used to recognize a production bike with specific technical equipment that makes it faster on the track.” This is established by the fact that each of these V4 SP units will be individually numbered to lend an exclusive identity, however, production will not be in limited numbers.

    This moniker was last used in the 916 range of Ducati and is not going to replace Panigale V4R and both models will coexist alongside the other Panigale V4s. In fact, the homologation-spec superbike is USD 3,000 less expensive than V4S at USD 37,000.
    The V4 SP is essentially an amalgam of all Panigale V4s in the current lineup. It shares its mechanicals with Panigale S while certain design and aesthetic elements from V4R and Superleggera have been thrown in.

    Performance
    Coming to its most critical aspect- performance, Panigale V4 SP sources its power from the same 1103cc Desmosedici Stradale engine which also powers the base Panigale V4 and V4S models. This unit now complies with Euro-5 emission standards and returns an impressive output of 214 bhp at 13,000 rpm and 124 Nm of peak torque at 9000 rpm. Like the Superleggera and V4R, it gets STM EVO-SBK dry clutch which is accompanied by the customary growl from Desmosedici Stradale in the background.
    Hardware
    In terms of dynamics, it is based on the same platform as V4S and also inherits the latter’s Öhlins NIX 30 fork, TTX 36 rear shock, and electronic steering damper. Inclusion of semi-active suspension indicates that amateur riders would be more comfortable on V4 SP.

    Many components such as the lightweight 5-spoke carbon wheels, dry clutch, Brembo 330mm discs, brake calipers and master cylinders and carbon fibre winglets have been derived from Superleggera. Drop in unsprung mass in rims decreases moment of inertia for quicker handling. Also, it is helped by the fact that it is 1.4 kg lighter than V4S.
    Features
    It gets a host of electronic updates including Race A and Race B ride modes. The latter increases the torque band on lower three gear ratios to accommodate for low-grip conditions or for riders with less experience. It also gets Ducati Traction Control Evoluzione 3 (DTC Evo 3) an enhanced version of the existing traction control.

    The equipment also includes Ducati Data Analyzer+ with a GPS module. Apart from these updates, it also features the regular electronic package which comprises cornering ABS, wheelie control, engine brake control, launch control, slide control and a quick shifter.
    Panigale V4 SP is available in only a single colour scheme. The black paint with silver inserts on the tank is a tribute to ‘winter test’ colours used by Ducati’s MotoGP and WSB teams. Considering the past launches by Ducati in India, it is likely that the V4 SP will make it to India in 2021. More

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    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark, Black Star, Scrambler Nightshift – Breaks Cover

    2021 Ducati XDiavel Black Star
    The 2021 Ducati XDiavel receives an 8 hp power boost in addition to becoming Euro-5 compliant

    Ducati started its five-episode world premiere video series with a bang last week by world premiering the all-new Multistrada V4 adventure tourer. In its second episode, the Borgo Panigale establishment introduced a fleet of black themed motorcycles for the 2021 model year.
    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark
    The 2021 Ducati XDiavel is available in two editions centering around the dark theme. Conforming to ‘Reduce to the Max‘ design philosophy, the 2021 XDiavel Dark adopts matte finish for the bodywork and mechanical components, resulting in a menacing power cruiser. The highlights include black anodized
    2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark
    It is not a purely cosmetic venture though. Ducati has tweaked the engine mapping and revised the exhaust system to make the XDiavel’s Testastretta DVT 1262 liquid-cooled motor compliant with Euro-5 emission norms. While at it, the engineers have managed to squeeze 8 hp more out of the motor which now has 160 hp on tap. However, the power bump is applicable only for the markets which impose Euro 5 norms.
    Feature highlights include LED headlight, TFT instrument console, adjustable suspension system, Brembo monoblock calipers at the front, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres, slipper clutch and so on.

    Ducati XDiavel Black Star
    The Black Star is inspired by the world of sportscars, says Ducati. The special edition motorcycle is swathed in matte black and grey livery with a dash of contrast red accent. Positioned above the XDiavel Dark, the XDiavel Black Star boasts additional features such as the lightweight forged and machined wheels, suede leather saddle and other features that are consistent with the existing S Trim including the Ducati Multimedia System.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    In addition to introducing new colour themes for the Scrambler Desert Sled and Icon, Ducati also added a new Scrambler Nightshift variant to the mix. The latest member of the 803 variant features Aviator grey paint job in matte finish and a minimal roadster styling. The frame, engine and spoke wheels (18-inch front and 17-inch rear) are all finished in black. The meaty Pirelli MT60 dual-purpose rubbers significantly add to the motorcycle’s raw character.
    2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift
    There isn’t any noteworthy change to the features list. The 2021 Ducati Scrambler Nightshift continues to be equipped with LED instrument dial, dual-channel cornering ABS, LED DRLs, and so on. Ducati has 3 more episodes of its world premiere series to be aired, and we think, by the end of it, the entire portfolio will stand updated for the new, and hopefully better, year.
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    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 Debuts With Radar Tech – India Launch Next Year

    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 boasts a service interval of 60,000 km

    The eagerly anticipated new generation Ducati Multistrada V4 flagship adventure tourer has finally been unveiled online via first of a five episode video series. Since its inception in 2003, Ducati has managed to sell over 110,000 units of its cross country workhorse and the latest iteration is leaner, meaner, lighter and packed with an array of first-in-industry technologies.
    2021 Ducati Multistrada V4
    The new Multistrada retains its instantly recognizable styling language characterized by an imposing, front heavy stance, and yet, every single design element is much more modern and sleeker than before. The new beak and panels of the semi-fairing are optimized for aerodynamics and better cooling performance. The side panels are so designed to channel airflow towards rider’s legs, a feature which would be widely appreciated on long journeys.
    The smart LED headlamps with Panigale-inspired LED DRLs render the Multistrada V4 a strong character. The bodywork-free tailpiece further accentuates the frontal bulk, a conscious decision by the designers.

    Powertrain
    The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4’s largest party trick is its all-new V4 liquid-cooled 1,158 cc engine which is more compact than the outgoing L-Twin motor despite featuring two additional cylinders. Thanks to various weight saving measures, the V4 units is 1.2 kg lighter.

    Power and torque figures stand at 170 hp at 10,500 rpm and 125 Nm at 8,750 rpm. A six-speed transmission with up and down quick shifter is connected to the motor by means of a slip and assist clutch. The rear bank of cylinders is deactivated at idle to improve thermal comfort.

    The Multistrada’s GranTurismo V4 motor has an impressive service interval of 60,000 km, longest by a huge margin. The all-new spring valve return system seems to have played a major role in extending the service interval.

    Equipment
    The 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4’s aluminium frame is equipped with a two-sided swing arm, and the top-end V4 S sits on a semi-active Marzocchi electronic suspension (170 mm travel at the front and 180 mm at the rear) with Ducati Skyhook System. The spoke wheels come shod with 120/70-R19 front and 170/60-R17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail II rubbers.
    Digital Instrument Panel
    The Italian adventure tourer’s wide array of electronic features include an IMU-supported cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie control and cornering lights. The motorcycle’s 6.5-inch TFT color instrument panel is as comprehensive as a modern passenger car infotainment system. It incorporates smartphone mirroring, navigation and gives access to various vehicle settings.
    World’s First Production Motorcycle With Radar Tech
    The most significant equipment, however, is the front and rear radars, a first in a production motorcycle. The front unit, mounted on the beak, facilitates Adaptive Cruise Control while the rear one supports blind spot detection and rear collision warning.

    Available in V4 and V4 S variants, the 2021 Ducati Multistrada is expected to hit the showrooms in early 2021. The tech-laden cross country tool will make its Indian launch most likely next year. More

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    BS6 Ducati Multistrada 950 S Launch Price Rs 15.49 L – Deliveries Start Soon

    BS6 Ducati Multistrada 950 S
    BS6 Ducati Multistrada 950 S has been made available in a single variant and will be offered in a single paint scheme- Ducati Red

    Italian superbike manufacturer Ducati has launched the much awaited Multistrada 950 S in its latest iteration. The updated adventure bike has been priced at Rs 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India) and will be available for display at showrooms in a few days time.
    Deliveries of the upcoming adventure tourer are expected to begin from the second week of November. Bookings have already commenced at a token amount of Rs 1 lakh. It is the entry-level motorcycle in the brand’s Multistrada range of ADV bikes both in terms of affordability and engine displacement.
    Design
    The Multistrada 950 is an amalgam of Multistrada 1260 and Multistrada 1260 Enduro in terms of design elements incorporated. Its front end features a distinctive horizontally extended full-LED headlight and an adjustable windscreen. It receives new side wings and a revised tank that have been borrowed from the larger Multistrada. It retains its traditional beak from its predecessor.
    On the other hand, the rider’s seat, passenger seat, rear grab rail, the design of the exhaust and swingarm and the wheel sizes are inspired from the Multistrada 1260 Enduro. The seat is very scooped and gets additional cushioning. The knuckle guards come with integrated turn indicators which adds a nice touch.

    Dynamics
    The new Multistrada 950 S sits on a tubular steel Trellis frame which is linked to a new, lighter double-sided aluminium swingarm which enhances its ADV looks. The freshly designed light 19-inch aluminium alloy wheel at front gets 320mm twin discs with callipers from Brembo. The rear wheel is equipped with a 265 mm rotor disc. It is linked to a suspension unit with a travel of 170mm to ensure ride comfort is complemented by agility. It also receives a class-leading 20-litre fuel tank capacity.
    In terms of features, it comes with a range of electronics onboard including Bosch Cornering ABS, Vehicle Hold Control (VHC) and Ducati Traction Control (DTC). It also features semi-active Ducati Skyhook Suspension (DSS) which continuously adjusts the 48mm diameter fork and rear shock absorbers. Other notable features include 5-inch TFT colour instrument panel with Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), Ducati cornering lights, Ducati quick shift up/down and cruise control.

    It gets two 12-V power sockets- one in the front dash, the other underneath the seat. It also gets a USB phone charging unit, different riding modes assisted by ride-by-wire technology and self-servo wet slipper clutch. It also receives backlit switchgear controls and a hands-free system.
    Powertrain & Transmission
    Coming to the performance aspect, the new Multistrada 950 S gets a BS6 (Euro-5) compliant 937 cc liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder Testastretta 11° engine which pushes out 113 hp at 9,000 rpm and 96 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm. It is paired with a six-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick shifter. More