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 performance enhancements of the entire Ducati Superbike family while introducing its own innovations, has redefined the middleweight sportbike class. ’Agile’ and ’refined’ hardly describe the 848—at 369 pounds, the 848 is an amazing 44 pounds lighter than its predecessor and a significant 11 pounds lighter than its big brother, the 1098.
The highly advanced 848 engine uses an innovative method of engine case production in which cases are formed using a vacuum die-casting process. While providing significant weight savings of more than 6.5 pounds, this method also ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength. Further refinements include a sophisticated wet clutch which further reduces weight 2.2 pounds and offers longer service intervals, improved clutch feel and quieter operation.
With the first twist of the wrist, the powerful rush of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine confirms that the rules for this class are forever changed. The 848’s 134hp is not only 30% more powerful than its predecessor, but provides a power-to-weight ratio even better than the incredibly potent 999.