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Ducati 848 EVO

Ducati 848 EVO 2011 Review

middleweight superbike gets a upgrade for 2011, further itself from the confines of sportbike categories.

It’s 17 years since the first Ducati 4-valve superbike, the broke cover – the same as the iconic 916, in 1994. The 748 a background second fiddle to the 916 series until the 749 emerged in A close relation to the aesthetically 999, the 749 continued to be a relatively entre into Ducati’s family and competed against the 600s in supersport competition.

Then MY2008 saw a paradigm for the sub-liter Ducati superbikes, the new 848 getting 15 extra horses and a loss of nearly 50 lbs! its 101cc displacement bump (to made it ineligible for supersport leaving it adrift in a class of its

Perhaps that’s a good Instead of being considered an alternative to the Japanese four-cylinders, the 848 over them with not more torque, of course, but more horsepower. Our ’08 test cranked out 116 ponies at the rear which is nearly on par with a 999 or Honda RC51 could do a few ago when liter-sized superbikes the hot ticket.

Well, Ducati has upped the again with the 848 EVO, along extra horsepower, brakes and fitment of a standard damper – all for the same price as year’s 848s.

To demonstrate the newfound prowess, Ducati us to the historic Autodromo Enzo e Ferrari in the town of Imola,

It’s within the engine most of the EVO’s updates are The 848’s powerplant remains unchanged, but a multitude of revisions to performance creates what says is “the highest of any twin-cylinder engine in production.”

At the intake side, the fuel-injection’s body size jumps 56mm to 60mm and feeds into optimized intake New cams offer increased lift on both the intake and sides. A revised combustion and new pistons bump the compression from 12.1 to a high

Ducati 848 EVO

The 90-degree V-Twin’s rev ceiling has lifted 500 revs to 11,300 and heat generated from the revs is dissipated by new ventilated belt covers.

There’s about 120 horses spat out the rear wheel of the 848

Ducati showed us a dyno comparing old and new engines, and the EVO’s has an starting at 8500 rpm, a bigger jump after when it romps to a 6-horse Crankshaft horsepower is alleged to be 140 at rpm. We’ll guess ponies will nudge the 120-hp mark.

Positive impressions begin at as the 848’s exhaust note deliciously rambunctious. They’re a little too boisterous for the EPA – USA bikes be slightly quieter thanks to almost 2 inches longer.

out onto the Imola racetrack, the EVO almost identical to the 848. Its wet isn’t grabby like of Ducati’s dry clutch packs, and power easily dwarfs any four-cylinder. Claimed dry weight constant at 370 lbs, so its fully curb weight will in at about 425 lbs.

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