With 140 application and 98Nm of torque from its L-Twin Testastretta Evoluzione agent and a chassis/suspension amalgamation that’s artlessly brilliant, the 2011 Ducati 848 Evo is possibly all the superbike anyone can possibly charge for the street. Cycle World magazine, which activated the bike for their November 2010 issue, say the 848 Evo accelerates from aught to 96km/h in 3 seconds, from aught to 160km/h in 6.5 seconds, does the quarter-mile (400m) in 10.59 abnormal and hits a top acceleration of 261km/h. Not too bad for a bike that costs US$13,000, eh?
It’s absorbing to see what CW’s Features Editor, John Burns has to say about the 848 Evo. ‘The aboriginal Ducati I bethink benumbed was the way air-conditioned 851, aback in 1989. It fabricated about 80 application and advised 23kg added than the 848. We admired it,’ says Burns. ‘If you’re Michael Fabrizio or Larry Pegram and antagonism to accomplish money, you charge the big agent . For artery use, for the blow of us, I like the smaller, analeptic ones aloof because the babble they accomplish is the best affair about Ducati superbikes,’ he adds.
‘On an 848 Evo, the babble at 10,000rpm is the best agitation of all. On an 1198, on the street, you’ll hardly go there. On the 848, you can go there a brace of times a block because that’s area the ability is and because the 848 is geared beneath to admission it. Not to acknowledgment that a bald 118 horses [rear-wheel bhp figure, as abstinent on the CW dyno] feels like added than enough,’ sums up Burns. Well, that still doesn’t stop us from active afterwards the 1198SP – that’s what we appetite for Sunday mornings. But the 848 Evo aloof ability do for Saturdays. Ducati Diavel Black Modification 2011.