Ducati says its new 848 EVO Superbike
is the "most powerful middleweight sport bike on the market."
With a Testastretta Evoluzione L-twin
making a claimed 140 hp at 10,500 rpm and 72 lb-ft of torque at 9,750
rpm, it owns the power crown in its category, the company says.
Based on the 848 Superbike, the EVO
comes with a number of upgrades based on road racing feedback "and
consumer demand." New cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies, and
cams head the list of changes for the motor.
Chassis and brake upgrades include a
cross-mounted steering damper, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires,
and Brembo Monobloc callipers machined from alloy. Dry weight is 369
lb (167.4 kg).
U.S. prices will be $12,995 for a
"Dark" model painted in black, and $13,995 for Ducati red — the
same price as the 2010 848. No word on Canadian pricing yet. The 848 EVO will be in dealerships at the
end of August.