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Ducati 848
2008 Ducati 848 Showroom 250x254.jpg
Manufacturer Ducati
Production since 2008
Predecessor Ducati 749
Class sport bike
Engine Template:Convert, 4 valves per cylinder desmodromic liquid cooled L-twin
Bore x stroke: Template:Convert
Compression ratio: 12:1[1]
Top speed Template:Convert[2]
Horse Power Template:Convert @ 10,400 rpm[3]
Template:Convert @ 10,010 rpm[2]
Template:Convert @ 10,000 rpm[1]
Torque Template:Auto ftlbf[3]
Template:Auto ftlbf @ 8325 rpm[2]
Template:Auto ftlbf @ 8,250 rpm[1]
Transmission 6 speed, wet clutch[1]
Suspension Front: Showa fully adjustable upside-down forks, Template:Convert travel
Rear: Showa fully-adjustable monoshock, Template:Converttravel[1]
Brakes Front: Two 320 mm semi-floating discs, radial Brembo 4-piston calipers
Rear: 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper[1]
Rake, Trail 24.5°,[1] Template:Convert[3]
Wheelbase Template:Convert[1]
Dimensions L Template:Convert[4]
H Template:Convert[4]
Seat height Template:Convert[1]
Weight Template:Convert[1]
Fuel capacity Template:Convert incl Template:Convert reserve[1]
Fuel consumption Template:Convert[2]
Related Ducati 1198
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The Ducati 848 is a Template:Convert L-twin sport bike manufactured by Ducati. It was announced on November 6, 2007 for the 2008 model year and replaces the 749, although the 848 model name was already listed on the compatible parts table for the 1098 fuel tank, giving away the secret a few months early. The 848 makes a tested Template:Convert at 10,000 rpm and Template:Auto ftlbf at 8,250 rpm.[3] With a manufacturer claimed dry weight of Template:Convert, the 848 undercuts its larger displacement sibling, the 1198, by Template:Convert.

The bike is available in Red or Pearl White colors for the 2009 model year,[5] or with a special Nicky Hayden paint scheme for 2010. The 848 Dark was launched on 2010.


Changes from predecessor

The trellis frame of the 848 uses tubes of a larger diameter with thinner walls than the 749, arranged in a simplified pattern, like the 1098.[6]

Engine revision

Wet clutch

Although the 1198 and 848 share many similar components, as per the 916/748 and 999/749 models, the 848 uses a wet clutch rather than the traditional dry clutch of previous superbikes from Ducati. The manufacturer claims it reduces weight, improves both service life and "feel" of the clutch and reduces noise.[7] Ducati has in the past held to only dry clutches in accordance with marketing their bikes as obeying the design imperatives of racing above all, unlike, as Ducati would have it, ordinary street bikes.[8] While a dry clutch "rattles like a bucket of rocks,"[9] Ducati and its adherents felt the clutch's "typical noise is music to bikers' ears."[8] The 848's wet clutch is a stark departure from this, because, "Ducati made it very clear that there is a new philosophy within the factory to develop each bike with specifications and capabilities that are aligned with the bike's target audience and intended environment."[10]

Ducati 848

Comparison with larger Ducati superbikes

1098 series

Template:Expand section The four-caliper front brakes are cast rather than machined monoblocs,Template:Clarify resulting in greater braking effort than on the 1098, in spite of the 848's lighter weight.[6]

1198 series

The 848 shares more physical and technical design elements with the stronger 1198 than with its predecessor, the 749, including:Template:Clarify

  1. Exhaust system layout
  2. Single-sided swingarm
  3. A single, fully adjustable Showa rear shock
  4. Similar oil cooler and cooler radiator
  5. Same wheelbase (1430mm)
  6. Same rake and trail
  7. Same valve angles
  8. Magnesium head covers

Notes

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