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2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848

2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848
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Ducati introduced the Streetfighter 848 back in 2012 to plug a hole in its lineup. You see, Ducati had found itself in the enviable position of having created a naked streetbike — Streetfighter 1098 — that was really too powerful for most riders’ comfort and safety envelope, and they needed to tame the beast a little bit for polite company.

Enter the 848, a Testastretta-powered Streetfighter that retains much of the performance of its predecessor with even better side-to-side response from the frame-geometry changes that make it more appropriate for the streets, but still far from family-friendly. This bike enjoyed a short run, and was phased out after the 2015 model year as other models from Ducati’s lineup provided a bit of overlap that covered this particular niche. Join me whilst I dig into this ride, and discover what the factory did to move forward from the too-powerful Streetfighter 1098.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

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2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848

2014 - 2015 Ducati Streetfighter 848

Ducati introduced the Streetfighter 848 back in 2012 to plug a hole in its lineup. You see, Ducati had found itself in the enviable position of having created a naked streetbike — Streetfighter 1098 — that was really too powerful for most riders’ comfort and safety envelope, and they needed to tame the beast a little bit for polite company.

Enter the 848, a Testastretta-powered Streetfighter that retains much of the performance of its predecessor with even better side-to-side response from the frame-geometry changes that make it more appropriate for the streets, but still far from family-friendly. This bike enjoyed a short run, and was phased out after the 2015 model year as other models from Ducati’s lineup provided a bit of overlap that covered this particular niche. Join me whilst I dig into this ride, and discover what the factory did to move forward from the too-powerful Streetfighter 1098.

Continue reading for my review of the Ducati Streetfighter 848.

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2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848

2014 Ducati Streetfighter 848

Built with high speed agility in mind, the Ducati Streetfighter 848 is a fast motorcycle that rewards you with a unique riding experience every time you jump on its back. The bike also offers a pretty upright riding position which puts the rider in maximum control.

The Ducati Streetfighter 848 is propelled by a 849 cc, Testastretta 11° L-Twin, liquid cooled engine with 4 Desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder. The unit is fueled by a 16,5 liters (4.4 Gallon ) fuel tank and is paired with a six speed gearbox.

In terms of power, the 849 cc engine generates 132hp (97kW) at 10.000rpm and 93.5 Nm (69 Lb-Ft) of torque at 9,500 rpm.

The ride quality is kept in check by front Marzocchi 43mm fully adjustable USD forks and a rear progressive linkage suspension with fully adjustable monoshock.

The Ducati Streetfighter 949 is offered with a base price of $13,495.

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2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

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.

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2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

The 2013 Ducati 848 EVO has received a series of upgrades to keep it up with today’s standards. The EVO’s engine power was increased with 6 hp to 140 hp, while the torque was also increased to 72.3 lbft and is achieved at 9,750 rpm. The 2013 EVO model is offered with a sophisticated wet clutch that weighs 1kg less than its dry counterpart. You also get a state of the art 2-1-2 exhausts system equipped with a catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes.

The bike features a sporty design language that was forged with aerodynamics and ergonomy in mind. Its race-developed fairing design ensures perfect integration with the cooling system by providing efficient flow. The ducts further improve the aerodynamics and are positioned just below the headlamps being seamlessly integrated into the overall design.

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2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE

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.

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2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO

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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2011 Ducati 848 EVO

2011 Ducati 848 EVO

Ducati unveiled today the 2011 848 Evo, the most impressive lightweight Superbike ever with more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power. It will go on sale at a price of £9,995 for the 848 EVO Dark Stealth version (it includes the stunning new "dark stealth" paint with racing black frame and black wheels) and £10,695 for the 848 Evo.

The new Ducati 848 Evo combines a 140hp engine (an increase of 6 HP over a standard 848) with the 848’s legendary (168kg) chassis set-up and planet-stopping Brembo Monobloc brakes. The new superbike will also get twin under-seat silencers, single-sided swingarm, Trellis frame, beautiful race bodywork and steering damper.

The early arrival of the 2011 848 EVO will see bikes available to order from 20th July 2010, with demo bikes arriving at dealers by end of July and customer orders shipped within September.

Press release after the jump.

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2010 Ducati 848 / Nicky Hayden Edition

2010 Ducati 848 / Nicky Hayden Edition

The Ducati 848 superbike simply carries on as a 2010 model year, but manages to offer a different kind of middleweight rush. It is all about the Italian way of building a racing bike with lights and mirrors, so that can never pass without leaving quite a big impression in the always opened heart of a passionate sports motorcycle rider.

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Ducati 848 by Ducati Glasgow

Ducati 848 by Ducati Glasgow

Ducati Glasgow, a Ducati dealer from the United Kingdom has come up with a tricked out 848 model that shows the unbelievably exotic lines characterizing the 2009 model year. We’re not talking about a limited edition series, but about a one-of-a-kind motorcycle ordered by a very demanding customer that was willing to pay the £28,000 ($45,631) price.

The list of goodies includes Ohlins forks from a 1098R, complete with a 25mm TTX fork kit and an Ohlins TTX rear shock, also from a 1098R, but what definitely sets this bike apart from the standard £10,616 ($17,300) Ducati 848 is the Ducati Glasgow paintjob. Is this one sweet ride or what?

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Walk around the Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

We recently made a post regarding the 2010 Ducati 848 Hayden Edition and now came across a video of one such special bike on the internet. It is located at Commonwealth Motorcycles in Louisville, Kentucky in expectancy of that also special future owner.

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2010 Ducati 848 Hayden Edition

2010 Ducati 848 Hayden Edition

Ducati presented at Mazda Raceways Laguna Seca a new version of their middleweight supersport model. The 848 Nicky Hayden Edition was unveiled by the Ducati Star itself and it will be produced in a limited number of 100 units and sold only in the USA.

What sets this bike apart from the standard model is the special Hayden paintjob and the pilot’s autograph on the gas tank, but also the $14,495 price tag (only $500 more than what you would pay for the regular version).

This bike is the first Ducati to receive an official racing paint job as far as we can remember. It does look very good, but we prefer our Ducati plain red, away from the busy Japanese paint jobs.

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Motorcycle of the year: Ducati, Ducati, Ducati!

Motorcycle of the year: Ducati, Ducati, Ducati!

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 (...)

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Middleweight Superbike Comparasion

Middleweight Superbike Comparasion

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.

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Pegram Racing heading for the 2008 AMA Roadracing Championship using the new Ducati 848

Pegram Racing heading for the 2008 AMA Roadracing Championship using the new Ducati 848

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 finish (...)

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Visit your local Ducati dealer on December 14-15

Visit your local Ducati dealer on December 14-15

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 (...)

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2008 Ducati 848

2008 Ducati 848

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.

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Rumours: Ducati 848 will be unveiled at EICMA

Rumours: Ducati 848 will be unveiled at EICMA

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 price of (...)

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