Ducati has been keeping an eye over the changing trends of the motorcycle industry. With the grey area between the track and off-road taking up a dominating shape in the recent times, the Italian supremo seems to be bringing new updates to its younger ADV, Multistrada 950.
While we could not see much of a cosmetic change from the spy-shots of the new bike, we are betting our horses on new and improved mechanical upgrades. From what one could take from the spy snaps, the new 950 gets a new fairing.
We could, however, not be expecting and Enduro for the 950. Externally, the engine resembles its predecessors, however, we noticed that the bike now gets a hydraulic clutch, instead of the old cable-operated item; a transition that Ducati recently made on the Scramblers.
Considering Ducati’s trajectory in major upgrades, we expect that the bike will be ready for the Euro5 emissions when they arrive in January 2020. Reports suggest that we could be looking at a 5 to 10 per cent surge in power clocking at 120bhp.
As part of the company’s safety roadmap, we can predict that the 950 to come with Cornering ABS as standard. The ADV already features riding modes which we expect will be upgraded along with an additional bi-directional quick-shifter.
The recently launched 1260 Enduro, sports an extra 63cc compared to the previous Enduro gives the bike significant pulling power even at low rev range. The bigger bore now lets the bike put out a 158bhp of power.
Along with a new ride-by throttle wire, it also features different riding modes to ensure a friendly performance in different types of terrains. The 1260 Enduro gets new 17-inch spoked wheels at the rear and 19-inch ones at the front, compared to the mag ones on the standard Multistrada, for better handling and durability during adventure rides.
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