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  • Offline simonkraushaar   nl

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    Offline simonkraushaar

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    MS 950 S
    on: February 20, 2019, 09:57:43 am
    February 20, 2019, 09:57:43 am
    Hi All,

    anybody seen any reviews on the 950S yet?  or has anybody ridden one?

    only got my 950 late last year but am considering an upgrade to the S...……. wasted money?

    cheers
    Simon

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 01:55:54 pm
    February 20, 2019, 01:55:54 pm
    I don't believe there are any physical machines in circulation yet, update from my dealer here in Ireland was that they are expecting it in March.
    There is a 950S doing the rounds at shows, but I believe this is a show model only, and not a functioning bike.

    The only articles and coverage I've seen so far are speculation, or launch details:

    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2018/october/ducati-multistrada-950-spied/
    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/2019-ducati-multistrada-950-announced/
    https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2018/11/05/2019-ducati-multistrada-950-and-950-s-first-look-11-fast-facts/


  • Offline simonkraushaar   nl

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 02:49:37 pm
    February 20, 2019, 02:49:37 pm
    ok, thanks.  yes, same previews I've been reading.  Haven't been into the dealer yet, will have a chat when i drop it in for the first service..and to get my heated grips fitted.
    cheers

  • Offline ZiggyCol   gb

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 08:42:07 pm
    February 20, 2019, 08:42:07 pm
    I got a great deal on a winter stock 950 touring at the back end of last year and have had little opportunity to put many miles on it yet but have spent some time personalising it: Rad/oil guards, chain oiler, heated grips, engine crash bars, tank stickers, tank bag.
    Couldn't justify an upgrade to a 950S, nice though it is, and the only thing I'd really want is cruise control.

    But if I was buying one now I'd definitely want to go for the S.
    Life is not a rehearsal . . .

  • Offline ajy1w   us

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 03:32:26 am
    February 21, 2019, 03:32:26 am

    USA Price goes Base $14595.00 . USD  You will get included self canceling turn signals, cornering ABS, and VHC (vehicle hold control)  as opposed to prior 2017-2018 950 MTS. 
    Set up to the 950S you get the cruise control and heated grips,  and TCFT screen,  $16,395.00 Red / 16595.00 Grey USD  Before dealer freight set up and tax.   
    Configured My bike with my options for 2019 would cost $21,193.80 Before> Not included > dealer freight prep, tax, registration. 

    The deal I got was worth not waiting for the 2019 models, so I sacrificed the turn signals, Cornering ABS, VHC.   
    I got a fair good, great deal on new 2018 / white / spokes/ painners plastic / heated grips,/ Crash bars engine guard/ including  all tax set up freight titel reg 
    And zero percent % financing 

    I may miss cruise control, I have already adapted to turning off my signals even though my 20 year old Harley has self canceling, and the VHC > Has never been an issue for me. 
     Not a noticeable difference in ride control  unless holding stop on steep incline, or pushing limits in turns in wet and dry weather.
    And the cockpit dash view  is much more compelling. 
    If you pay the MSRP the difference is about $4500 for my bike with my options.   
    Thats a lot of coin to save or pay.
    If I am going to spend 20K or about I think it would make sense to get the 1260 :027: 
    I bought my Dyna Harley Davidson new in 1999, $13,595.00 Plus freight, tax reg.  It has been the only bike I have kept in the last 20 years.  I put a stage II kit on the engine  :152:
    My point 20 years later I can spend almost the same and get a Ducati MTS 950  That's a bargain.
    That's #### fantastic.   :001: The Ducati is a completely different level of motorcycle that offers so much more versatility for about what I spent 20 years ago.   
    And the Ducati  its Addicting.
    Top speed HD 126 Ducati 131MPH  and the Ducati will do them faster.     
    Life behind bars enjoy the ride

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 09:13:13 am
    February 21, 2019, 09:13:13 am
    So, ajy1w, I gather you are “sold” on the Duc......me too! Had to chuckle when you write “HD top speed 126mph” Surely it would self-destruct long before then :745:

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #6 on: February 21, 2019, 10:39:56 pm
    February 21, 2019, 10:39:56 pm
    Neilb,
    You can chuckle,  1450cc, Stage II > Mukuni performance carb, performance ignition, performance cams, performance pipes, performance springs in the front end.   
    But my HD goes right up to 118 (without issue) the extra is when holding flat open for the an additional 30 seconds or more and a strong back wind you can squeeze out 124-6   
    A retired motorcycle racer friend of mine was astonished when he was having trouble catching my HD on his Yamaha Tenere 1200.  He could not  pass me until after 115mph.   
    When we stopped his words "I need to ride that Beast" 
    BUT THE DUCATI is so much BETTER, and fast enough.  1200 or 1260 would be nice for top end performance, other than that I prefer the 19 inch front, and thinner rear. 
    My other friend has a scrambler 800 and he cant keep with my Dyna,  but he is a new rider, so maybe he needs some time  :169:

     :305:

    Life behind bars enjoy the ride

  • Online Wassers   gb

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 05:10:27 pm
    February 23, 2019, 05:10:27 pm
    I'm due my 2 year service a week today and whilst waiting I was hoping to try a 950s if a demo model was available.

    But alas, just contacted my dealer and they said the 950s demo hasn't arrived yet and is not due until late March/early April.
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

  • Offline Murf46   gb

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #8 on: February 23, 2019, 06:34:59 pm
    February 23, 2019, 06:34:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wassers [+]
    I'm due my 2 year service a week today and whilst waiting I was hoping to try a 950s if a demo model was available.

    But alas, just contacted my dealer and they said the 950s demo hasn't arrived yet and is not due until late March/early April.

    My two year service is next week too  :028:

    That went over quickly!
    Red or dead

    Offline thosirl   ie

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    Re: MS 950 S
    Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 09:40:35 pm
    February 25, 2019, 09:40:35 pm
    Anyone else seeing dates from dealers yet? Sounding like April.

     


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