Ducati 848 Review

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Ducati 848

Ducati 848 Review

Outstanding performance

The chassis and handling is

Top rubber and components as standard

It own the competition, mark my words!

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The 848 is white as mint and awakens the just like chocolate. as it may be, the 848 is as sharp as they get. through the technical corners on the circuit in Spain with the inspiring chassis the 749 was known but now 20 kilos lighter and with a of a lot more horsepower!

A bright morning greets us in Almeria the world press enters the bus after eight. It’s to be a great day onboard Ducati’s new superbike. Since I last a Ducati the Bologna firm won MotoGP, added Marco to the 2008 MotoGP dream and launched next years superbike contender, the 1098R.

But it_s the 848 I have been interested in. Every detail it has promised a new superbike for the people. The 848 fills a big gap in the Ducati line-up now the 749 is gone.

There has been but Monsters for customers interested in a motorcycle.

As a roadbike, the 749 always worked. On the it could never challenge the fours in a convincing manner. all this, the 749 was known for being a bike.

The question now is whether have managed to keep in the 848.

The answer would around the technical Almeria in the south of Spain. Riding the for the first time, there is no motorcycle than the 848 I would be on. The chassis is proven and less and torque than the 1098 for a very forgiving package can be fully utilized.

The 848 weighs in a 5 kilos lighter than the too and that makes for great

Even with a wet clutch, is never any doubt about the judging by the sound. A hearty very similar to the bigger accompanies my acceleration out of pit lane. The Supercorsa Pro tyres only a very few warm-up laps the throttle can be applied a bit more The throttle itself is very to modulate without a single from the fuel injection safe adjustments mid-corner.

It’s a delight to use with a linear torque curve traction.

In a couple of corners I feel the chassis moving through the Showa suspension, but that would make you off the throttle. The fully adjustable shock is the same as found on the and the front 43mm Showa is also fully adjustable. In of the corners I found second to be the best choice, but in a couple of the corners third gear was where one leads out onto the straight.

At the end of the kilometre long I kept seeing around in fifth gear. At this I got to test the four pot Brembo thoroughly as well and they disappointed. They are not as extremely as a pair of top-range Brembo but very easy to use effectively from high speeds. I the brakes applied hard mid-corner a couple of laps and it easy to modulate and ease off without a hint of protest the chassis.

The grip from the tyres proved to be very at all lean angles and that’s as the 848 really can be leaned a lot with ground clearance. The 848 is such an motorcycle to keep on its ear and even the pace is high, it almost leisurely.

With 135 horsepower on tap @ 10.000 rpm the 848 is all but it is deceptively quick. The elliptical bodies and sublime fuel coupled with a very torque curve propels the 848 with predictive authority. The 848 is just as powerful as full V-twin superbikes from a few years ago. To illustrate Ducati claims that the to weight ratio is even than the last generation of 999

Still, at a low weight 168 kilos, the 848 is wheelie prone in first I was positively surprised at how quickly the revving L-twin revved up. The 848 much more powerful the old 749 and the torque tops at 96Nm @ Compared to the old 749 it’s now more to short shift and there’s than enough drive at 9.000 rpm to do so.

Forced vacuum of the engine casings have Ducati to reduce weight by thinner walls and at the same keeping the same reliability and life as the 1098. This alone has saved 3.5 kilos in the weight. Ducati have added a modular wet clutch for service intervals and weight

The same oil cooler and radiator as the also adds to the performance and The twin underseat exhaust care of the characteristic Ducati and despite being one of the most components on the motorcycle; it only 9 kilos to the dry weight.

Despite the that Ducati kept that the 848 have been for the road, it remains obvious sort of racing expertise the have with L-Twin It’s a true delight to the 848 fast around the Almeria The 848 is a sports bike with the racy seat position as the with a 51% weight bias to the On my first 15 minute session I a bit of a arm pump coming towards the end as is a very busy circuit a lot of bends.

Many of those are blind and one off camber as well. on my first session it was evident how the 848 shine on unknown roads too as I the correct lines. Corrections on the and directional change were a and if the 848 could talk it would have yawned at me for not challenging it But Ducati brought one Spaniard really knows how to put a superbike to the test, Ruben Xaus.

Watching Xaus ride the 848 was a pleasure and an exercise in superior control.

I have only one complaint about the 848, and is the gear box at downshifts. Whilst off all of that speed after the straight, I also needed to down three gears and felt resistance that my braking. The gear lever wouldn’t click down as as it should always. So I had to spend a millisecond extra getting my cells to tell my left to push down harder.

I really got my head around the tight chicane at Almeria, but the 848 from left to right the greatest ease and I could gone much quicker if my had been with it. Keeping the spinning through the midrange for a fuller throttle and drive out of the from high lean was fun. The stability mid corner is and I can conclude that the 848 is every bit a machine as the 749 was.

Big horsepower is fun, but not always the recipe to put together perfect on a circuit or even more enjoy a road ride. The 848 have got exactly what is to fully utilize the performance, great lean angles intimidating you and predictable as few other to allow that perfect through the curves. The gearbox a bit on the downshifts and that is my only complaint.

The 849cc L-twin is a gem and once again that big isn’t necessary to be fast and good. I predict now that the 848 own the competition with a good I want one!

Ducati 848


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