See photos of the Ducati 848 EVO Superbike in action then find out how it performs in the 2011 Ducati 848 EVO Superbike First Ride motorcycle review.
- The 848 EVO Superbike continues to come outfitted with a passenger seat.
- The road holding capabilities of Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber is absolutely amazing. This is what full-on DOT race tires felt like just a few years ago.
- Bottom and mid-range power felt roughly the same as before however there is a significant boost in top-end performance.
- Ducati claims that the 848 EVO’s dry weight remains the same which should mean that the bike will weigh very close to 420 pounds with a full tank of fuel.
- The smooth torque-rich power pulses of the Ducati’s liquid-cooled 849cc L-Twin help the rider achieve fantastic drives off corners as Atlas demonstrates.
- Atlas and Carlos Checa bang bars down the straightaway at Imola.
- Atlas serving it up at Imola aboard the 848 EVO Superbike.
- One of the biggest attributes of Ducati sportbikes is the chassis which provides near perfect amount of flex allowing the rider to comfortably flirt with adhesion limits through corners.
- Even with the Pirelli street tires, front end feel at lean is copious.
- A non-adjustable steering damper is mounted horizontally between the fuel tank and triple clamp. This reduces head shake during hard acceleration over rough surfaces.
- The Arctic White Silk colorway gets lipstick red panted frame and wheels.
- The 848 EVO Superbike receives the same monobloc Brembos as used on the 1198 and Desmosedici D16RR.
- Just like the rest of the Ducati Superbike line-up the 848 gets a single-sided swingarm with an narrower 5.5-inch wide rear aluminum rim (6.0 in. on the 1198).
- The 2011 Ducati 848 EVO Superbike in Arctic White Silk retails for $13,995 and is available in U.S. dealerships November, 2010.
- The 2011 Ducati 848 EVO Superbike comes in three colorways.
- Although it’s nearly a four year old design, the 848 is still a fantastic looking motorcycle.
- Steve Atlas melting Pirelli rubber aboard the 2011 Ducati 848 EVO Superbike at Imola.