The Ducati Superbike 848 EVO is the lightest superbike ever built by Ducati. The EVO model is 6 hp stronger than the standard model, boosting the power up to 140 hp. The torque was also increased to 10 kgm resulting in a sharper acceleration and a flowing power delivery. The engine is combined with a lightweight 2-1-2 exhaust system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes to conform to Euro3 regulations.
The bike features a magnesium front subframe which helps to geep the overall weight to as low as possible. Moreover its construction provides secure support for the headlamp, instruments and fairing.
The stopping power is assured by radially mounted Brembo Monobloc callipers. The twin Monobloc callipers each have four 34 mm pistons that grip 320 mm discs to help generate a strong braking. The rear wheel is stopped by a Brembo two-piston calliper which bites a 245 mm disc.
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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.
848 EVO’s 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.
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.
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.
A brand new piston crown and combustion chamber shape improve burn efficiency and increase the compression ratio to a power-enhancing 13.2:1
New camshafts provide 13mm of valve-lift compared with 11.5mm and an inlet duration increase from 253° to 257° to provide enhanced performance
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.
Magnesium Alloy Covers
Attention to weight reduction is further underlined with the cam covers cast in magnesium alloy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 848EVO features fully adjustable 43mm Showa forks.
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.
Cross-mounted steering damper
A control-enhancing steering damper maintains perfect front-end stability, inspiring supreme control and confidence alongside the increased power output.
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
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 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.
Showa rear suspension
The rear is controlled by a fully adjustable Showa single shock.
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.
Instrumentation Derived from The GP
The digital instrumentation in pure racing style is derived from the Ducati MotoGP project and does not feature unnecessary switches or buttons, which would contaminate its linear and minimalist design. The additional data compared to the default settings are managed by a switch mounted on the left-hand handlebar, to allow the rider to scroll through the various menus and make selections.
The display, which features a white LED back-lighting, shows the rpm and speed in the form of a progressive bar graph. On request, the rider can recall the numerical indication of the rpm and speed. The display also visualizes the lap time, selected DTC level, time, air temperature, coolant temperature, battery voltage, two trip meters and one that is automatically switched on when fuel is in reserve.
The system features warning lights for neutral, turn indicators, high beams, lap limit, insufficient oil pressure, fuel reserve, DTC intervention and scheduled maintenance. The display of the instrument panel acts as a control panel for the DDA and DTC systems and visualizes the lap times, which are tracked using the "headlight flashing" button as a timer.
Mirror Extension Kit
All Superbike mirrors come with an optional spacer kit enabling an extension of 30mm over the standard mirror stem length.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|ENGINE TYPE||L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled|
|BORE X STROKE||94x61.2mm|
|POWER||103 kW (140 hp) @ 10,500 rpm|
|TORQUE||98 Nm (72.3 lb-ft) @ 9,750 rpm|
|FUEL INJECTION||Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies|
|EXHAUST||Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers|
|PRIMARY DRIVE||Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1|
|RATIO||1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24|
|FINAL DRIVE||Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39|
|CLUTCH||Wet multiplate with hydraulic control|
|FRAME||Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||Showa 43mmfully adjustable usd forks|
|FRONT WHEEL||5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17|
|FRONT TYRE||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17|
|REAR SUSPENSION||Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm|
|REAR WHEEL||5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17|
|REAR TYRE||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17|
|FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL||127mm (5in)|
|REAR WHEEL TRAVEL||120mm (4.7in)|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers|
|REAR BRAKE||245mm disc, 2-piston calliper|
|INSTRUMENTATION||Digital 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.|
|DRY WEIGHT||168kg (370lb)|
|WET WEIGHT(KERB)||194kg (428lb)|
|SEAT HEIGH||T830mm (32.6in)|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||15.5l - 4.1 gallon (US)|
|NUMBER OF SEATS||Dual seat|
|WARRANTY||2 years unlimited mileage|
|MAINTENANCE SERVICE INTERVALS||12.000 km (7,500m)|
|VALVE CLEARANCE CHECK||12.000 km (7.500m)|
|STANDARD EMISSIONS||Euro 3|