The Ducati 848 EVO is the most significant middleweight sport bike! Ducati introduces (2011) the most powerful middleweight sport bike on the market; the Ducati 848 EVO Superbike lightweight and sporty for women motorcycle riders.
The new Ducati 848 EVO is the pinnacle of sport bike engineering, designed to be the leader in the middleweight class. Weighing only 167 kilos! (369 pounds) and propelled by 140 horsepower and 72 lb/ft of torque, it is the most powerful motorcycle in its category.
The Ducati 848 EVO is based upon Ducati’s best ever selling middleweight Superbike- the 848. Along with the “EVO” designation comes a significant amount of upgrades based on AMA Pro Racing feedback and consumer demand.
At the heart of the Ducati 848 EVO is the Testastretta Evoluzione engine, significantly redesigned for a higher power output. All new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts combine for a forceful output of 140hp @ 10,500rpm and 72.3 lb/ft of torque @9,750rpm. All of this significant engine performance is wrapped in new black cylinder cases.
In addition to the more powerful engine, the Ducati 848 EVO ’s chassis and braking systems have been upgraded. A cross-mounted steering damper has been added for greater control of the steering system, and the welcome addition of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires will ensure maximum grip while delivering every last horsepower to the asphalt.
The Ducati 848 EVO receives a massive upgrade to the braking system in the form of Brembo Monobloc calipers. These single-piece callipers are machined from solid alloy and achieve a higher rigidity and resistance to distortion during extreme braking. The resulting increase in hydraulic efficiency not only delivers incredible braking power, but also provides an enhanced and precise ‘feel’ at the brake lever.
All this combines to form the most potent, powerful and lightweight middle class sport bike available; both for the road or race track usage. For 2011, a special “Dark” version will be available; which unlike “Dark” editions of Ducati’s past will be a truly black bike from front to rear, giving the motorcycle an aggressive look and attitude.
The Ducati 848 EVO Superbike was introduced in North America at the end of August, 2010.
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