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Ducati 748 Biposto

Year of specifications 1995 - 1999
Engine 748 cc, 90° V-twin
Transmission 6-speed, chain
Top speed 152 mph
0-60 MPH 3.1 seconds
Horsepower 97 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Weight 218 kg (480 lbs)
Seat height 790 mm (31.1 inches)

The Ducati 748 Biposto was built from 1995 to 1999. Although the Ducati 748, as a model, remained through to 2003 before being replaced by the Ducati 749.

Aesthetically almost identical to the Ducati 916, the 748 Biposto features the same frame, suspension and brakes as the 916. Almost the only chassis difference between the two was a narrower rear wheel.

The engine was a 748cc V-twin, eight-valve DOHC desmodromic unit. It developed 97 horsepower @ 11,000 rpm. Power delivery was best at higher revs, and many riders find that the 748 is a more involving and entertaining ride than the larger and more iconic 916.

As the Ducati 748 has been around for a while now, reliability issues are starting to appear. And in fairly large numbers. It can be an expensive motorcycle to keep in good condition, and bikes without a good service history are best avoided.

On the other hand, if you're looking for one of the best looking sports bikes ever built, and want it all packaged up in one of the best track-suited frames ever designed, then the 748 is worth a try.

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