To continue their flair for producing exotically beautiful motorcycles, Ducati has released the 848 EVO. The EVO will replace the 848 and with 140 horsepower will also be the most powerful middleweight supersport bike money can buy.
In order to reach this kind of power Ducati has reworked the 848′s engine, with redesigned port shapes in the new cylinder heads, along with reworked cams and altered timing. Higher compression is gained through new piston crowns. Larger throttle bodies and two oxygen sensors, bring the engine performance up into the realms of some bigger capacity bikes.
With the extra performance Ducati has seen fit to upgrade the already excellent brakes, with the addition of a steering damper. Weight however stays the same at 168kg. As is the norm with Ducati’s, the frame is coated in bright red with black wheels and red bodywork, there is also the option of ‘dark stealth’ with a ‘racing black’ frame and wheels.
So to sum it all up you get a tuned Testastretta Evoluzione 140bhp engine, produced at 10,500rpm with 72.3lb-ft of torque. All this is then wrapped it one of the most gorgeous bodies available, what more could you possibly want? To read more on Ducati’s latest entrant check out Motorcyclenews.