The Brembo brakes on the Multistrada 950 were a bit soft on initial bite, but grew progressively stronger with more lever pull. Three-setting ABS and an eight-setting TC system make up the Ducati Safety Pack. Additionally, the Multi 950 offers four preset ride modes (which adjust ABS and DTC along with throttle response): Urban, Touring, Sport, and Enduro. Switching from one mode to the next was not the most intuitive process, and took longer than it should. Touring and Urban modes gave a nice easy throttle response, while Sport mode certainly gave a more eager power output at wrist’s twist, without being as jumpy as the Multi 1200. Since our test route didn’t include dirt, I left the Enduro ride mode untouched. The Multistrada 1200 S has the same four ride modes, but has a higher level of sophistication in the electronics: suspension is adjusted with each ride mode, and throttle response is more immediate in Sport Mode because, well, the 1200 makes a lot more power.