Monthly, there were more than 35, 000 readers who voted the “Motorcycle of the year 2008” having to choose among 280 models from all twelve categories: Cruiser, Naked, Enduro, Road Enduro, Supermotard, Sport, Sport Touring, Touring, 125cc and three category of scooters. Like everybody expected, bikes situated in the “sports” category were heavily voted ending up occupying the podium, but this is more than everybody ever dreamed about. For the first time in the history of various voting (...) More
The friends at SuperBike Magazine have made a reflective comparison between the most addictive middleweight superbike motorcycles, the Ducati 848, the Honda CBR600RR, the Suzuki GSX-R 600 and the Triumph Daytona 675. What results is a lot of fun and a competitive track incursion.
Ducati North America announced today that Pegram Racing will serve as the official Ducati supported racing team in the 2008 AMA Roadracing Championship. The team will campaign the new 848 Superbike in the Formula Xtreme Class, and will be led by veteran racer Larry Pegram. The 2008 racing season will mark the second year of this relationship, and will see the team gain stronger support from Ducati North America. The initial season yielded successful results, and the team was able to (...) More
With the holidays quickly approaching, all of us have plans to make. Whether it involves traveling, spending time with relatives or simply attending a company party, you can’t afford to miss the Ducati 848 premiere. On Friday and Saturday, December 14-15, you need to make the time to visit your local Ducati dealer as they enjoy the holiday season in style with an exciting event celebrating the new middleweight superpower: the 848 Superbike. The 848 Superbike, which enjoys all the (...) More
The Superbike family for 2008 features two important changes: the introduction of a mid-engine size version, the light and nimble 848, and an extreme ‘racing’ version for all those who demand the maximum performance, the 1098 R version that will take part in the 2008 World Superbike Championship.
Here’s a picture of what seems to be the future Ducati 848 which will be officially presented at the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milano. For now, it will be available only as a dual seater but we’ll see soon enough the sport versions, 848 S and 848 R, with a single seat tail and enhanced performance. The Ducati 848 is almost a faithful copy of 1098 except the weight which should be lower by about 6,5 lbs and the maximum power which would reach about 137 HP. The retail (...) More