Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Ducati 848 EVO Sportbike

2011 Ducati 848 EVO Sportbike
  • Ducati has announced another EVO model release, with its 2011 Ducati 848 EVO middleweight sportbike. Like the EVO versions of the Hypermotard (2010 Ducati Hypermotard EVO First Ride) the new 848 builds off the base model, but features a higher-spec engine and performance-related additions, with the Italian marque citing feedback from AMA Pro Racing (where the 848 campaigns in the Daytona SportBike class) as well as consumer feedback.
  • The Testastretta Evoluzione Twin gets a redesign, with Ducati swapping out new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts. While the Bologna-firm doesn’t divulge details on the new internal changes, it claims the mods up power to 140 hp @ 10,500 rpm and 72.3 lb-ft of torque at 9750 rpm. The standard 848 claims 134 hp at 10,000 rpm and 70.8 lb-ft at 8250 rpm, for EVO net power gaining six ponies and 1.5 lb-ft at higher rpm.
  • The 848 EVO chassis get performance help too, with a cross-mounted steering damper standard equipment. Wheels are covered with the latest generation Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires, which replace the standard 848’s Dragon Supercorsa PRO. In the braking department, Brembo monobloc calipers round out the changes.

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