2011 Ducati 848 EVO | First Ride

Black Magic

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Andrea Wilson

Tech Spec

Ducati's familiar 848 Superbike gets a new top end for more high-rpm power, along with stronger brakes and a steering damper.

Honda CBR600RR, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675, Yamaha YZF-R6

Price $12,995-$13,995
Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train DOHC, 8v desmodromic
Displacement 849cc
Bore x stroke 94.0 x 61.2mm
Compression 13.2:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 140.0 bhp @ 10,500 rpm
Claimed torque 72.3 lb.-ft. @ 9750 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel trellis with single-sided aluminum swingarm
Front suspension 43mm Showa inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo radial-mount four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 245mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail 24.5°/3.8 in.
Seat height 32.2 in.
Wheelbase 56.3 in.
Fuel capacity 4.1 gal.
Claimed dry weight 370 lbs.
Color Dark Stealth, Ducati Red
Available Now
Warranty 2 yrs., unlimited mi.
Contact Ducati North America
10443 Bandley Dr. Cupertino, CA 95014

Verdict 4 out of 5 stars
We've always liked Ducati's middleweight Superbike, and we love it with more power and better handling

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