2013 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse. Red version
The Ducati 848 is a sport bike with a 849 cc (51.8 cu in) 90° L-twin engine made by Ducati. It was announced on November 6, 2007 for the 2008 model year, replacing the 749.
The 848 and the 1098 are the same design by Giandrea Fabbro, both use the same frame and bodywork. The first generation 848 makes a claimed 92 kW (125 PS; 123 hp) 10,000 rpm and 90 N⋅m (66 lbf⋅ft) torque at 8,240 rpm.
With a manufacturer claimed dry weight of 168 kg (370 lb), the 848 is 5 kg (11 lb) lighter than its larger displacement sibling, the 1198. The first generation 848 covered model years 2008, 2009 and 2010. In July 2009 the 848 Hayden Limited Edition was introduced as a 2010 model as a marketing tie-in with world champion Nicky Hayden racing for Ducati starting from the 2009 Moto GP season.
In August 2010, Ducati announced the 848 Evo, as the evolution of the model. The bike had small revisions such as mono-block Brembo brake calipers, a steering damper, and some engine improvements to increase power and torque to 103 kW (140 PS; 138 hp) at 10,500 rpm and 98 N⋅m (72 lbf⋅ft) torque at 9,750 rpm.
For the last model years 2012 and 2013, the 848 EVO Corse Special Edition was sold as a premium version next to the standard 848 EVO.
The 2012 model 848 EVO Corse Special Edition had the Corse color scheme, upgraded 330 mm front brakes, adjustable Öhlins suspension, Ducati Quick Shift (DQS), Ducati Data Analyser (DDA), and adjustable Ducati Traction Control (DTC).
The 2013 model year of the Corse Special Edition has an aluminium fuel tank reducing dry weight to 167 kg (368 lb) and adding 2.5 L (0.55 imp gal; 0.66 US gal) capacity. All 848 EVO Corse Special Editions had a claimed 103 kW (140 PS; 138 hp) at 10,500 rpm and 98 N⋅m (72 lbf⋅ft) torque at 9,7500 rpm.