Ducati 748: review, history, specs

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Ducati 748
1995 - 1999 Ducati 748
Manufacturer Ducati
Also called 748 Biposto, 748 - 748 S
Production 1994 - 2003
Class Sport Bike
Engine 750cc v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.0mm x 61.5mm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Top speed 240 km/h (150 mph) (Economy, Biposto)

250 km/h (155 mph) (SP, SPS)

255 km/h (158 mph) (R)[1]
Horse Power 94.94 HP (70.8 KW) @ 11000RPM
Torque 53.84 ft/lbs (73.0 Nm) @ 9000RPM
Sparkplug NGK DR8EA '97-03
Battery YUASA YB16AL-A2 '97-03
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: Inverted forks
Rear: Progressive linkage with adjustable monoshock
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/60-zr17
Rear Tire 180/55-zr17
Wheelbase 55.51 inches (1410 mm)
Dimensions L 79.92 inches (2030 mm)
H 42.52 inches (1080 mm)
Seat height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 200 kg (440 lb) (Strada)

202 kg (445 lb) (Biposto)
198 kg (437 lb) (SP)
194 kg (428 lb) (SPS)
196 kg (432 lb) (Economy)

192 kg (423 lb) (R)[1] (dry), 203 kg (448 lb) (unfueled)[2] (wet)
Fuel capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
Fuel consumption 0.66 liters/100 km (151.5 km/l or 356.40 mpg)
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The Ducati 748 was a v2, four-stroke Sport Bike motorcycle produced by Ducati between 1995 and 2003. It could reach a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). Max torque was 53.84 ft/lbs (73.0 Nm) @ 9000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 94.94 HP (70.8 KW) @ 11000 RPM.


History[edit]

The Ducati 748 Biposto has been manufactured between 1995 to 1999, but the 748 model was available till 2003, when the 749 Ducati replaced it. The 748 Biposto features the same frame, suspensions and brakes as the 916 model.

Talking about the history of the 748 bike, it's worth mentioning that in 1994 the SP version of the Biposto was born. In 1997, the SPS version with titanium con rods and lightweight frame was released. In 2000, the company launched three versions, the 748E, the 748S and the 748R models, which replaced the Biposto. In 2002, all the models were discontinued.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.0mm bore x 61.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 748.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a desmodromic valve control.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/60-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Inverted forks while the rear was equipped with a Progressive linkage with adjustable monoshock. The 748 was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 432.11 pounds (196.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 55.51 inches (1410 mm) long.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Falloon, Ian (2004), Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles 1946-2005, Iola, WI: KP Books, pp. 223–229, ISBN 978-0873497145 
  2. Don Canet (April 1997), "Guilt by Association—Ducati 748: The Bike Without a Class", Cycle World: 49–50, https://books.google.com/books?id=QGMMRS3b0KQC&pg=RA3-PA52 


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