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2011 Ducati 848 EVO Supersport Shootout Photo Gallery

Does the 2011 Ducati 848 EVO make for an optimal street mount compared to its Supersport rivals? Find out in our 2011 Supersport Street Shootout.

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The Ducati 848 EVO is best experienced during racetrack-style cornering maneuvers as Waheed demonstrates.
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2011 Ducati 848 EVO Dyno Chart
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2011 Supersport Shootout Horsepower
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2011 Supersport Shootout Torque
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The OE-fitted Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires provide phenomenal traction for a street tire.
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The Ducati is the slowest steering motorcycle in this test but get it cranked over in a corner and it is a hard mount to beat.
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The Ducati 848 EVO is without a doubt the best looking bike in this test.
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Tall riders will appreciate the more stretched out riding position of the Ducati 848 EVO.
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The Ducati’s monoblocs Brembo front brakes are borderline overkill for use on the street. Conversely the rear brake is on the weak side and could use more feel.
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The Ducati’s L-Twin engine serves up a superior spread of torque which makes it more entertaining to ride on the street compared to the Inline-Four equipped 600s.
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The Ducati 848 EVO is one of the more top heavy-feeling bikes in this test which makes it a little more cumbersome at slow speeds.
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The Ducati’s suspension is more rigid-feeling than the Japanese bikes which work great for aggressive corning but not so good when riding on pothole-laden streets.
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One feature the Ducati’s missing is a slipper-clutch which makes it more susceptible to rear wheel chatter during aggressive corner entry.
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With its wide spread of engine torque the Ducati is surprisingly easy to ride on the street.
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Track-grade performance is what the Ducati 848 EVO is all about.