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2008 Ducati 848 Comparo Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2008 Ducati 848 Comparo. 2008 Ducati 848 vs Suzuki GSX-R750.

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The Ducati 848 shares identical lines with its flagship superbike, the 1098.
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Stopping is achieved via Brembo two-piece 4-piston brake calipers grabbing 320mm discs.
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Super Bike Tires demonstrates how to change a rear tire on an Ducati 848 without a stand.
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In terms of current American roadracing rules these two bikes don't directly compete against each other, although on the spec charts, streets and sales floor they do, with only $2896 separating their respective MSRP's.
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'The front end inspires significantly more confidence than most other bikes and it makes the 848 an excellent weapon for turning fast laps,' said our man Ken Hutchison.
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The engine comes online much earlier than the Suzuki's and treats the rider with a strong, steady stream of power from as low as 4000 revs.
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The 848's riding ergos work in unison with its phenomenal chassis and stump-pulling engine to make fast laps come with relative ease.
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The 848's riding ergos work in unison with its phenomenal chassis and stump-pulling engine to make fast laps come with relative ease.
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Once turned, the Ducati is as stable as Warren Buffet's investment portfolio, however, its solidity can quickly be compromised under acceleration out of a bumpy corner due to its lack of a steering damper.
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2008 Ducati 848 vs Suzuki GSX-R750 dyno chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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Twin ram-air intakes feed the 848cc 848cc L-Twin engine.
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The rear stand pin-input size is smaller than the 1098 as is the 46mm rear wheel nut.
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Ducati sportbike ownership is just $13,495 away. Borrow, beg, er... steal? maybe not, but buying the Ducati will be one decision you won't regret.
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Looks familiar doesn't it? If it was red we'd probably think it was a 1098.
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Instrumentation on the 848 is comprised of the same digital readout that graces all 1098s, and D16RRs.