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Offline wethogs

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Out with 950 in with the 950S
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:28:02 PM »
Hi All:

On Saturday a 2020 950S was delivered to me. This replaces a 2018 950. For folk not in the know the major differences between the two are:
  • LED headlights
    electronic adjustable suspension that changes on the selected riding mode of Tour, Sport, Enduro and Urban
    fancy and colourful display.
    hydraulic clutch.
    keyless fob
    electronic steering lock
    cruise control.
    .. and probably others.

On Sunday I was able to venture for a 80 mile sojourn. The hydraulic clutch / transmission, IMHO, is better. I find the shifting throws are shorter. especially between 4 to 5, where I would occasionally get a false neutral if I was not firm with the foot.  Other than that I did not notice anything else different when riding the new bike. I am still in the run in period.

As always ... time will tell on the reliability front .. lots more electrical things to go wrong.
Kind Regards,
Wethogs

(A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

Offline thenozzle

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 02:01:34 PM »
Enjoy your new ride, just like the other 950 s riders  :305:

Offline fipenna

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 08:56:32 PM »
Congrats and enjoy!

Offline simonkraushaar

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 02:55:08 PM »
i did exactly the same.  There's lots of discussion about the 950S on https://www.multistrada950.com/forum/index.php/topic,824.0.html

you forgot to mention the red frame ;-)


Offline wethogs

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 08:16:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by simonkraushaar [+]
i did exactly the same.  There's lots of discussion about the 950S on https://www.multistrada950.com/forum/index.php/topic,824.0.html

you forgot to mention the red frame ;-)

I hang my head in shame!  :020:
Kind Regards,
Wethogs

(A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 04:40:08 PM »
Hi All:

Out for longer run on Saturday. A 250 mi / 450 km run through North East Scotland .. A and B roads mostly in keeping with the run-in protocol. Glad to say I did not find any false neutrals. Fuel consumption was 58.8 mpg (British) 4.7L/100km or 49 mpg (US).
Kind Regards,
Wethogs

(A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)

Offline Funkster

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 10:21:41 PM »
how does the suspension compare? I would think it would be an improvement and adapt to different conditions.

Funkster😎

Offline wethogs

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2020, 08:25:21 PM »
Oh my .. comparing suspensions ... I have to say that is out of whelm of expertise.
Kind Regards,
Wethogs

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Offline D8ona

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2020, 09:05:48 PM »
I have been contemplating doing the same for a good few months having had my 950 since 2017 and done 20k miles on it... however I do have a few bikes and tend to use the 950 for bigger tours eg Nordkapp last year 5k miles+  its a cracking touring bike esp as my wife rides so only one up... but when i use it for a days riding i absolutely love the thing as it is such a great handling bike (once i tweaked the front suspension setting)  so i keep coming back to ???? do i need all the electrickery on the S model???  answer for me was no would happily buy the base model again if it had cruise control and led lights but probably not bothered about the rest.... problem is they dont hold much value after 20k miles so will have to decide soon... ps i probably see your old bike in the dealers... are they doing decent deals? they werent last year

Offline wethogs

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Re: Out with 950 in with the 950S
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 09:33:09 PM »
My 2018 had 6412 miles. I was given 7000 for P/E and it was on the floor at Ducati Glasgow for 8995. It sold in about three weeks.
Kind Regards,
Wethogs

(A transplanted Canadian in Scotland)