|Year of specifications
cc V-twin Testastretta Evoluzione
horsepower @ 10,500 rpm
kgs / 370 lbs
In 2010 Ducati updated their 848 middleweight model with the
848 EVO. It's not just an extra three letter badge either as
the EVO is 6hp up on the previous model, and it also gets some
To squeeze the extra power out of the engine Ducati's engineers
made modifications to the cylinder
heads with redesigned ports, they also fitted new cams with
slightly adjusted timing
and higher compression. Larger throttle bodies were also fitted.
In total the changes account for a 6hp bump, taking the total
to 140 hp @ 10,500 rpm, and a peak torque
figure of 72.3lb-ft (98Nm).
Other upgrades given to the 2011 848 EVO include superior Brembo
brakes, and for the first time the 848 is fitted with a steering
Ducati have made the changes based on feedback from current
848 owners, so they should prove to enhance the bike for a wide
spectrum of riders. Keeping every one from the trackday fiend
to the cross-town commuter happy.
For the 2011 model Ducati are also offering a new paint scheme,
the Dark Stealth. This option sees the bike's bodywork painted
in a sinister matt black finish, the gloss black wheels nicely
compliment the stealth finish. Also available is the more traditional
red frame, red bodywork version of the 848 EVO.
In terms of reliability the Ducati 848 EVO has proved to be
up there with the best from Japan. Long service intervals and
great build quality.