2017 Ducati Multistrada 950

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Mobiker, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. TorontoAlex

    TorontoAlex Adventurer

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    Hi everyone! We have a local dealer with 2 2017s, brand new, one is a 950 and other 950SW. What is the difference between the two? The 950 has aluminum wheels, SW has spokes. It's my understanding that the spoked wheels are heavier. Any advantage to having those wheels? I need a bike for adventuring gravel and light offroad. I also want something more comfortable for the lady friend.

    Also, are there full aftermarket luggage systems that you all would recommend for the MS 950?
  2. C330F

    C330F Been here awhile

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    Spoked wheels are heavier, but are more durable off road. They won't get cracked on bumps like cast wheels. I believe the Ducati spoked wheels are tubeless as well.

    I know Givi and Shad both make mounts for side and top cases for the 950. Between those I would go with Givi and add some aluminum top-loaders.
  3. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    :arg I know this is an old thread but I had to jump in here and suggest that it's hard to compare a Hooligan set-up against a Dual Sport. I agree with @Requiem84 as my '17 has served my every need. :p3rry My daily RT (~60m) runs to the Fort and back are saving me a ton in HOV fees. Granted, I'm an older rider running the I95 HOV averaging ~85mph on those runs and other than an occasional false neutral from 5th to 4th, she has served me very nicely.

    Cheers mates,
    G
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  4. mandatedmotorvation

    mandatedmotorvation Shunpiker

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    Have the fine folks on this thread debated a comparison between the 950(s) and the new 900xr?
  5. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Check out Mosko Moto, they have an excellent, well thought out, always improving line of soft bags up to 80L.
    https://moskomoto.com/collections/rackless-systems/products/reckless-40l-system

    Cheers mate,
    G
  6. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    I just ordered the hard luggage(37ltrs) from GIVI. I like the look of the hard luggage and top loading is easier to pack then the plastic ones and they cheaper than the metal ones from Ducati. SWmotech also makes hard luggage that will fit on the 950.
  7. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Which GIVIs did you purchase?
  8. picknpluck

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    I've been lusting after a Multistrada ever since they were first unveiled in 2010 (?) but stopped riding for several years. Life started to realign in a way that made room for a bike again and discovered the 950, which seemed much more sensible now that I'm a parent and a little older. I read through all 40 pages of this thread last week and wound up buying this 2017 950 with 11k miles this weekend.
    [​IMG]
  9. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Excellent machine that will serve you well for years to come...
    Cheers mate,
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  10. TheWheelADV

    TheWheelADV Adventurer

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    Congratulations! Very nice example. What are your impressions so far?
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  11. picknpluck

    picknpluck Adventurer Supporter

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    I love how comfortable the bike is and the handling is confidence-inspiring. Then there's that "honk" when doing 6th gear roll-ons on the freeway! I'm just so happy to be back on a motorcycle again. I rode up Mt. Umunhum in the SF Bay Area this weekend and it was sublime.
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  12. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Welcome Back @picknpluck, there is nothing like the freedom our two-wheelers give us...:clap
  13. Moto45

    Moto45 Been here awhile

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    Fall arrived early in the Smokies this year. Nice color above 5k feet and very vibrant. F347F220-71CB-48F6-A06B-85A5C0469837.jpeg
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  14. DLS01

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    My 2017 950 is one of the best choices I made. Bought it new and done about 60.000 km on it. The ergonomics able you to drive all day, every day and in all conditions on road. Yes you can drive it slow but it really wants to go fast. Opening the throttle gets rewarded with a great sound, even with stock exhaust. Makes heads turn on every ride.
    I never missed the extra electronics which were added in later models.
    Driving it like your grandmother gives me 1:20, driving how I like 1:16. Quite acceptable for a sport bike I think.

    Had no problems with the bike so far. I hope I can keep riding it for a long time.
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  15. rcf2

    rcf2 Been here awhile

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    X2 , exactly same experience for me! :-) 20.500km of joy!
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  16. rcf2

    rcf2 Been here awhile

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  17. Cactus67

    Cactus67 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Two main gripes with my M821 were engine heat and the (seemingly common on Ducatis) false neutrals on occasional up shifts into 5th and 6th.

    Guessing engine heat is no different since compression ratio is the same.
  18. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Engine heat is really starting to feel good here in Northern VA...just wish my 950 had heated grips to get me through the dry winters here... :jack
  19. Moto45

    Moto45 Been here awhile

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    I added Ducati Performance heated grips and can attest they are well worth the investment. Simply plug n play with instrument menu options for three levels of control and comfort. Probably my favorite accessory option just ahead of the $40 throttle spacer kit.
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  20. Griff_33

    Griff_33 1811R Supporter

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    Ducati are very proud of them my friend... I ended up saving some money on some layer-able Hestras...https://en-us.hestragloves.com
    Although, my third pair showed up in early fall to beat the rush and was happy with the fit and finish and noticed the 'Made in CHY NAA" sticker on the bag. They went right back to their maker via RMA as they must be making 200% profit. My first two pairs have been awesome so I was crushed to send them back.

    I'll check out the DHGs again and see...
    Cheers mate,
    G