Ducati 2012 848 EVO superbike details revealed (Photos)
Ducati launched the 848 superbike back in 2008 when it replaced the outgoing 749 superbike. The top end variant of Ducati 848 generated 134 bhp and 96 Nm torque. In 2011, Ducati gave 848 the EVO treatment and we had a superbike that generated maximum power of 140 bhp and 98 Nm torque.
At just 370 lbs, Ducati 848 EVO is one of the lightest and fastest Ducati superbikes. The 2012 848 EVO will be launched in a choice of three colors – Black Stealth, Ducati Red and Arctic White Silk. In the 2012 variant of 848 EVo superbike, you will notice all new aerodynamic design, 320 mm Brembo Monobloc brakes, front and rear Showa suspensions.
Ducati stated, “The highly advanced 848 engine was the first Ducati Superbike to introduce vacuum die-cast crankcases, formed using Vacural technology, a process that achieves a significant weight saving and ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength.”
Ducati 848 EVO 2012 superbike price starts from $13,995.
2012 Ducati 848 EVO Tech Specs:
Type: L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
Bore x Stroke: 94×61.2mm
Compression ratio: 13.2:1
Power: 140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm
Torque: 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) @ 9,750rpm
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
Gearbox: 6 speed
Ratio: 1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
Final drive: Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
Clutch: Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Frame: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1430mm (56.3in)
Front suspension: Showa 43mmfully adjustable usd forks
Front wheel travel: 127mm (5in)
Front wheel: 5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
Front Tyre: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Showa unit. Progressive linkage. Aluminium single-sided swingarm.
Rear wheel travel: 120mm (4.7in)
Rear wheel: 5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
Rear tire: Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17
Front brake: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Monobloc 4-piston calipers
Rear brake: 245mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Fuel tank capacity: 15.5l – 4.1 gallon (US)
Wet weight: 194kg (427lb)
Dry weight: 168kg (370lb)
Instruments: 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.
Seat height: 830mm (32.6in)