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2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

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The Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE is a sporty motorcycle developed to reward its rider with a rush of adrenaline and racing performances.

The motorcycle’s performances are enhanced by the sophisticated Ducati-developed electronics housed in the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and quick shifter (DQS) units. Moreover, the 848 Evo Corse SE is built on a strong Trellis frame which is combined with an Öhlins rear shock absorber and 330 mm Brembo brake discs.

At the heart of the bike lies Ducati’s Testastretta L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled engine with a displacement of 849.4cc. The engine cranks out 140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm and 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) of torque @ 9,750rpm. The engine is paired with a super-efficient power unit exhausts equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE.

Press Release

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

With its Corse colour scheme, the 848EVO is a racing dream come true.
Raw engine power is enhanced by the sophisticated Ducati-developed electronics housed in the DTC (Ducati Traction Control) and quick shifter (DQS) units, while the outstanding qualities of the Trellis frame are brought out by the Öhlins rear shock absorber and 330 mm brake discs.
Corse instinct: where intuition meets engineering.

Concept

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

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 Corse SE

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 Corse SE

Showa Forks

The 848EVO features fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks.

Single-Sided 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 Aerodynamic

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.

330 mm Brake Discs

The 848EVO Corse Special Edition has double enbloc callipers that bite into larger sized 330 mm discs to guarantee exceptional braking efficiency. The weight of the discs has been dropped to a minimum using narrow racing type braking surfaces.

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.

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

Ohlins Rear MonoShock

The bike fits an Öhlins rear monoshock with exceptionally high specifications, a fully adjustable spring preload and the possibility to fine-tune the rebound and compression damping. The rear shock also has a counter-spring that improves riding feel helping to maintain the grip of the rear tyre flat on the asphalt even in extreme conditions.

Cross-Mounted Steering Damper

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

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.

Equipment

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

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.

Mirror Extenison Kit

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

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 Traction Control

Ducati were the first manufacturer to introduce a true competition-level traction control system on a production motorcycle. The Ducati Traction Control (DTC) system further underlines Ducati’s technology flow from racing to production and demonstrates how solutions developed for the track can be applied to enhance performance safety on the road.

DTC uses the same software logic developed and used by Ducati Corse for their World Championship-winning MotoGP and World Superbike motorcycles and offers a choice of eight settings developed by their professional test riders and racers.

Accessible from the left-hand switchgear and displayed on the digital instrumentation, the system offers a choice of eight profiles, each one programmed with a wheel-spin tolerance matched to progressive riding levels of skill graded from one to eight. While level eight administers a confidence-building, high level of interaction from the system by activating upon the slightest amount of wheel-spin, level one offers a much higher tolerance and, therefore, much less intervention for highly competent riders.

GP-Derived Instrument

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.

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.

Specification

Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE
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 Ohlins 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 330mm 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)Corse (red / black)
VERSIONSDual seat
SEAT HEIGHT830mm (32.6in)
DDADDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory
DTCStandard equipment
ABSNot available on this model

Quotes

Totalmotorcycle----"The 848EVO Corse Special Edition uses identical DTC and DQS concepts as the new 1199 Panigale. DTC monitors front and rear wheel speeds to detect rear wheel-spin under acceleration and electronically reduces engine power to optimise traction performance. DQS allows the throttle to remain open when changing-up through the gearbox, helping to save vital fractions of a second in the pursuit of faster laptimes. The 848EVO Corse Special Edition rolls out in red, white and black Ducati Corse livery with red Trellis frame and black wheels."

Ultimatemotorcycling----"The 848EVO Corse SE’s chassis is also another Ducati marvel, the sportbike featuring a lightweight Trellis frame that was developed through racing. Speaking of the chassis, Ducati says "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.""


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