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@ 11,500 rpm
The Ducati 748 is one of the most recognisable sport bikes ever
created. The definitive 'R' version of the 748 introduced in
1999 was a high performance, track tuned, race ready machine
which took off where the 748SPS left off.
Compared to the standard Ducati 748 the 748R had a more powerful
engine, superior suspension and brakes, lightweight wheels and
The 748R was used as a race homologation bike for the World
Supersport and World Superbike series.
The engine of the 748R had larger valves, more extreme camshafts,
stronger titanium conrods and a larger airbox when compared
to the standard 748.
The Ducati 996 race bike based
frame was complemented by titanium-nitride coated Showa
forks and Ohlins rear monoshock. The wheels were lightweight
Although the 748R is a bit too hardcore for regular road use,
it comes into its own on the track.