2008 Ducati Superbike 848
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  - Ducati 848
The new 848 enjoys all the performance advancements of the entire Superbike family, while adding its own innovations to redefine the middleweight sport bike class.

The words 'agile' and 'refined' aptly describe the 848. At 369 pounds (168 kilograms) the 848 is an amazing 44 pounds (20 kilograms) lighter than its predecessor, and a significant 11 pounds (5 kilograms) lighter than its larger capacity brother, the 1098.

The highly advanced 848 engine uses an improved method of engine case production in which cases are vacuum die-cast formed. While providing significant weight savings of more than 6.5 pounds (3 kilograms), this method also ensures consistent wall thickness and increased strength. Further refinements include a sophisticated wet clutch that offers 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) less weight, a much higher service life, improved clutch feel and quiet operation.

With the first twist of the wrist, the powerful rush of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine confirms that the rules have changed. The 848's 134 horsepower is not only 30 percent more powerful than its predecessor, but it provides a power-to-weight ratio even better than the potent 999.

The 848 - a new class of Superbikes.

 Manufacturer  Ducati
 Model Year  2008
 Model  Superbike 848
 MSRP  $13,495.00*
 Weight  370 lbs. (168 kg)
 Wheelbase  56.3 in. (1,430 mm)
 Seat Height  32.6 in. (830 mm)
 Engine  L-Twin cylinder, 4 valves per cylinder Desmodromic
 Horsepower  134 hp (98.5 kW) @ 10,000 rpm
 Displacement  849.4 cc
 Bore x Stroke  94 x 61.2 mm
 Torque  70.8 ft. lbs. (96 Nm) @ 8,250 rpm
 Compression Ratio  12:1
 Fuel System  Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
 Fuel Tank Capacity  4.1 gal. including 1 gal. reserve
 Clutch  Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
 Cooling  Liquid-cooled
 Exhaust  Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and lambda probe, twin stainless steel mufflers
 Transmission  6-speed
 Final Drive  Chain; front sprocket 15; rear sprocket 39
 Brakes  Front: 2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
 Wheel Colors  Frame: Red, Racing Grey
Wheels: Black
 Tires  Front: 120/70 ZR17
Rear: 180/55 ZR17
 Frame  Tubular steel Trellis in ALS 450
 Suspension  Front: Showa 43 mm fully adjustable upside-down fork; 5 in. (127 mm) travel
Rear: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock, aluminum single-sided swingarm; 4.7 in. (120 mm) travel
 Rake  24 - 24.5
 Trail  30 ft.
 Colors  Pearl White, Red
*Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable).
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