2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

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This is the overview of the overall specification from the amazing 2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO. The 140 hp of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine and the awesome braking power of Brembo monobloc calipers take the performance level of the 848EVO - Ducati’s lightest ever Superbike - to the extreme. Joining the Ducati Superbike world has never been so thrilling. The 848EVO now further enhances Ducati’s most impressive lightweight Superbike ever with more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power from Brembo’s incredible Monobloc brake technology combining to provide an even more exciting way to enter the world of Ducati Superbikes.

The 2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO is equipped with the super-efficient power unit exhausts. This 848EVO engine is fed by MotoGP-derived elliptical large section throttle bodies which are now increased from an equivalent diameter of 56mm to 60 mm. This magnificent motorcycle has a good compression ratio, the new camshafts provide 13mm of valve-lift compared with 11.5mm and an inlet duration increase from 253° to 257° to provide enhanced performance. This highly advanced Superbike 848EVO engine is featured vacuum die-cast crankcases, magnesium alloy covers, power and torque curves, and the lightweight clutch.

The dual construction technique used for the single-sided swingarm allows the main operational components to use individual aluminium castings so as to ensure strength around the pivot points, wheel hub and suspension links, while lightweight, fabricated aluminium sections are used to complete the construction into a single, beautifully engineered component. The 848EVO swingarm is colour finished in black anodized.
This Ducati’s product also equipped with the horizontal twin headlamps, a signature Ducati style from the iconic 916, are modernised with the latest lighting technology, the stopwatch, and the instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

Find out more about the Ducati Superbike 848 EVO after the jump

Press release

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

The 140 hp of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine and the awesome braking power of Brembo monobloc calipers take the performance level of the 848EVO - Ducati’s lightest ever Superbike - to the extreme. Joining the Ducati Superbike world has never been so thrilling.

Concept

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

The 848EVO now further enhances Ducati’s most impressive lightweight Superbike ever with more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power from Brembo’s incredible Monobloc brake technology combining to provide an even more exciting way to enter the world of Ducati Superbikes.

Engine

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

Exhaust System

The super-efficient power unit exhausts through a lightweight 2-1-2 system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.

Elliptical Throttle Bodies

The 848EVO engine is fed by MotoGP-derived elliptical large section throttle bodies which are now increased from an equivalent diameter of 56mm to 60 mm. Representing a 30% increase in air flow over conventional throttle bodies, the elliptical shape contributes to a considerable power increase.

Compresion Ratio

A brand new piston crown and combustion chamber shape improve burn efficiency and increase the compression ratio to a power-enhancing 13.2:1

Camshafts

New camshafts provide 13mm of valve-lift compared with 11.5mm and an inlet duration increase from 253° to 257° to provide enhanced performance

Vacural Crankcases

The highly advanced Superbike 848EVO engine features vacuum die-cast crankcases, formed using Vacural® technology, a process that achieves a significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength.

Magnesium Alloy Covers

Attention to weight reduction is further underlined with the cam covers cast in magnesium alloy.

Power and Torque Curves

The new 848EVO is powered by a liquid cooled, L-Twin, Desmodromic engine that produces 140hp (103kW) @ 10,500 rpm and a high-accelerating 72.3lb-ft (10kgm) of torque @ 9,750 rpm. The Testastretta delivers a thrilling torque output at low-medium revs and an exciting power delivery at high rpm.

848 EVO Testastretta Engine

The “EVO” treatment applied to the 848 introduces a 6hp power boost to 140hp and a torque increase to 10kgm that results in a razor-sharp and easy-to-use power delivery. The 94mm x 61.2mm bore and stroke 848EVO engine is a fitting reward to Ducati’s ingenuity and a clear result of the continual attention to detail and development of their twin-cylinder technology.

Lightweight Clutch

The 848EVO engine include a sophisticated wet clutch that weighs 1kg (2.2lbs) less than its dry counterpart, has a much longer service life, improved clutch feel and quieter operation.

Chassis

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

Showa Forks

The 848EVO features fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks.

Croos-mounted Steering Dumper

A control-enhancing steering damper maintains perfect front-end stability, inspiring supreme control and confidence alongside the increased power output.

Brembo’s Monobloc Caliper

Ducati Superbikes have always been famous for their incredible, track-derived braking performance and the 848EVO is no exception. Now featuring radially mounted Brembo’s powerful Monobloc calliper racing tachnology. The twin Monobloc callipers each have four 34 mm pistons that grip 330 mm discs to help generate planet-stopping braking while transmitting a precise “feel” at the brake lever. On the rear is a Brembo two-piston calliper and 245 mm disc.

Magnesium Front Sub-Frame

Producing a front subframe in magnesium underlines the attention to weight-saving detail in the Ducati Superbike range. Its construction provides secure support for the headlamp, instruments and fairing, and the weight-saving around this high, forward position contributes considerably to overall ’feel’ and control of the machine.

Single-Sides Swingarm

The dual construction technique used for the single-sided swingarm allows the main operational components to use individual aluminium castings so as to ensure strength around the pivot points, wheel hub and suspension links, while lightweight, fabricated aluminium sections are used to complete the construction into a single, beautifully engineered component. The 848EVO swingarm is colour finished in black anodized.

Superbike Aerodynamics

Carefully designed for aerodynamic efficiency and to hug the sleek lines of the chassis, the Superbike bodywork enables the rider to blend effortlessly into the correct riding position. Its race-developed fairing design ensures perfect integration with the cooling system by providing efficient flow through the advanced, large surface area coolant radiator, which is assisted by lightweight, high flow electric fan assemblies and oil coolers. Aerodynamically shaped air ducts positioned just below the headlamps are precisely calculated to provide ample air delivery to the pressurised airbox. The lightweight bodywork contributes considerably to overall performance by reducing weight, protecting the Testastretta Evoluzione engine’s power output, and assisting the rider to effortlessly ’tuck in’ from the wind stream and reduce drag to achieve maximum straight-line track speeds.

Show Rear Suspension

The rear is controlled by a fully adjustable Showa single shock.

Trellis Frame

Developed in cooperation with Ducati Corse, the lightweight Trellis frame features 34mm main section tubes with a material thickness of 1.5mm. The result is an incredibly rigid construction that remains one of Ducati’s lightest frame solutions ever. Through decades of racing and development, Ducati has proven that innovative chassis engineering and evolutionary frame advancements win races. The tubular Trellis frame, used on every Ducati motorcycle, is a signature design element. This unique Ducati frame is light, rigid and beautiful thanks to its ingenious Trellis design and use of high quality ALS 450 tubing. Each tube is mitred and micro-fusion welded in a complex triangulated pattern and our incredibly strong L-Twin engine cases are functional "stressed members" of the chassis.

Brembo’s Monobloc Caliper

Ducati Superbikes have always been famous for their incredible, track-derived braking performance and the 848EVO is no exception. Now featuring radially mounted Brembo’s powerful Monobloc calliper racing tachnology. The twin Monobloc callipers each have four 34 mm pistons that grip 320 mm discs to help generate planet-stopping braking while transmitting a precise “feel” at the brake lever. On the rear is a Brembo two-piston calliper and 245 mm disc.

LightWeight 5-Spoke Wheels

The lightweight front wheels used on all Ducati Superbike models substantially reduces the moment of inertia, enabling a faster change of direction and enhanced acceleration and braking performances. The 848EVO is equipped with Y-shaped, 5-spoke wheels by Enkei and are now mounted with state-of-the-art Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP 120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear tyres.

Equipment

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

Lighting

The horizontal twin headlamps, a signature Ducati style from the iconic 916, are modernised with the latest lighting technology. Two polyellipsoidal units light the way with a powerful beam while maintaining an aggressive look to the front of the machine in pure Ducati Superbike tradition. The rear light employs a specially designed strip of LEDs enhanced by a high diffusion lens shaped into the sleek lines of the tailpiece. The same LEDs are intensified for brake lights. The directional indicators also use the latest in LED technology for illumination. The frontal indicators are beautifully integrated into the rear view mirrors.

Controls

848EVO is equipped with adjustable levers that operate Brembo radial-type master cylinders with remote reservoirs. Add easy-to-use switchgear with stopwatch function and DTC and DDA management (where applicable) and it becomes clear that functionality plays a major role alongside performance.

Stopwatch

The digital display is programmed with a stopwatch function that, when enabled, can be triggered by using the high-beam flash button and each recorded time stored in a memory. After your journey or track session, the times or lap times can be recalled from the memory and scrolled through by using the instrumentation buttons on the left-hand switchgear.

Ducati Data Analyser

The instrument display also doubles as a control panel for the activation of the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA) system, which is available as an accessory from Ducati Performance. The bike has been built ‘system-ready’ for the data acquisition kit, which consists of special DDA software and a memory key that slots into a plug under the seat. The same plug also doubles as the connection for a handy new battery charger available as an accessory from Ducati Performance.

GP-Derived Instruments

This pure racing digital instrumentation originating from Ducati’s MotoGP project has no switches or buttons to compromise its clean, minimalist lines. Instead, information additional to the default read-outs is managed from the left-hand handlebar-mounted switch gear, allowing the rider to scroll through and select from various menus. The display, which has a bright white LED back lighting, presents rpm and speed, with the former displayed across the screen in a progressive bar graph. Optionally, the rpm and speed can be displayed in numeric values. Additionally, it displays lap times, DTC level selected (if activated on 1198) time, air temperature, coolant temperature, battery voltage, two trips and a trip that automatically starts as the fuel system goes onto reserve. Warning lights illuminate to signify neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, low oil pressure, fuel reserve, DTC intervention (if activated on 1198 S, 1198 S Corse and 1198 R Corse) and scheduled maintenance. The instrument display is also used as the control panels for the DDA (DDA kit supplied as standard on 1198 S, 1198 S Corse and 1198 R Corse) and DTC systems as well as listing lap times recorded by using the high-beam flash button as a stopwatch.

Mirror Extension Kit

All Superbike mirrors come with an optional spacer kit enabling an extension of 30mm over the standard mirror stem length.

Specification

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO
ENGINE TYPEL-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT849.4cc
BORE X STROKE94x61.2mm
COMPRESSION RATIO13.2:1
POWER140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm
TORQUE72.3lb-ft (98Nm) @ 9,750rpm
FUEL INJECTIONMarelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUSTLightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
FRAMETubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
WHEELBASE1430mm (56.3in)
RAKE24.5°
FRONT SUSPENSIONShowa 43mmfully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL127mm (5in)
FRONT WHEEL5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYREPirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSIONProgressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
REAR TYREPirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17
FRONT BRAKE2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers
REAR BRAKE245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY15.5l - 4.1 gallon (US)
WET WEIGHT194kg (428lb)
DRY WEIGHT168kg (370lb)
INSTRUMENTSDigital MotoGP derived unit with displays for: Speed, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Integrated immobilizer system.
WARRANTY2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)Red (red / black) - Dark Stealth (racing black / black)
VERSIONSDual seat
SEAT HEIGHT830mm (32.6in)
GEARBOX6 speed
RATIO1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
PRIMARY DRIVEStraight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVEChain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCHWet multiplate with hydraulic control
EMISSIONSSTANDARD Euro 3
DDADDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory
DTCNot available on this model
ABSNot available on this model

Quote

Motorcycle-USA----"The 848 EVO can be classified as Ducati’s entry-level Superbike. It utilizes the same frame, suspension and nearly identical braking components as the premium World Superbike pedigree 1198. The primary difference is the powertrain with its use of a smaller 849cc liquid-cooled L-Twin engine and conventional wet (bathed in oil) clutch."

Autoblog-News----"A 140 hp Testastretta engine, steering dampers and the new monobloc brakes mean that with the 848EVO even more exhilarating performance is guaranteed. Ducati SUPERBIKE 848 Evo - the most exciting way to enter the world Ducati Superbikes."


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