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2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Voted - Awesome

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:59 am
by totalmotorcycle
2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Cool Wall Vote & Discuss

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2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Cool Wall Vote & Discuss

848 EVO: Excitement EVO

The 140 hp of the Testastretta Evoluzione engine and the awesome braking power of Brembo monobloc calipers take the performance level of the 848EVO - Ducati's lightest ever Superbike - to the extreme. Joining the Ducati Superbike world has never been so thrilling.

Ducati 848EVO - EXCITEMENTEVO

The 848EVO is Ducati's most impressive mid-range Superbike ever, and provides an exciting way to enter the world of Ducati Superbikes. 2012 sees the arrival of the stunning 848EVO Corse Special Edition with Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Quick Shift, Öhlins rear suspension and 330mm brake discs all stylishly delivered in Ducati Corse official colours.

The “EVO” treatment applied to the 848 introduced a 6hp power boost to 140hp (103kW) and a torque increase to 72.3lb-ft (98Nm) for razor-sharp and easy-to-use power delivery, while the combination of the 848's legendary (168kg) chassis set-up and planet-stopping Brembo Monobloc brakes gives unthinkable braking performances most can only dream of.

Iconic features from the reigning World Championship-winning machines, are all part of the 848's DNA and in pursuit of perfection, Ducati engineers have now further enhanced specification to deliver impressive performance whether riding through mid-town traffic or racing through track-day competition.

The 2012 848EVO maintains the traditional colours of Ducati red with red frame and black wheels, “dark stealth” with racing black frame and black wheels and arctic white with red frame and red wheels. New for 2012 is the 848EVO Corse Special Edition, specially dressed in red, white and black colour scheme with red frame and black wheels.



2012 Ducati 848 EVO - North American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13,995 USD
Canada MSRP Price: See Canadian Dealer for pricing.

Chassis
FRAME
Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
WHEELBASE
1430mm (56.3in)
RAKE
24.5°
FRONT SUSPENSION
Showa 43mmfully adjustable usd forks
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL
127mm (5in)
FRONT WHEEL
5-spoke in light alloy 3.50 x 17
FRONT TYRE
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 120/70 ZR17
REAR SUSPENSION
Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Showa monoshock. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL
120mm (4.7in)
REAR WHEEL
5-spoke light alloy 5.50 x 17
REAR TYRE
Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP, 180/55 ZR17
FRONT BRAKE
2 x 320mm semi-floating discs, radially mounted Brembo Monobloc 4-piston callipers
REAR BRAKE
245mm disc, 2-piston calliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
15.5l - 4.1 gallon (US)
WET WEIGHT
194kg (428lb)
DRY WEIGHT
168kg (370lb)
INSTRUMENTS
Digital MotoGP derived unit with displays for: Speed, rev counter, lap times, time, air temp, coolant temp, battery voltage, A & B trips, fuel reserve trip, scheduled maintenance. Warning lights for: Neutral, turn signals, high-beam, rev-limit, oil pressure, fuel reserve. Plus: Integrated immobilizer system.
WARRANTY
2 years unlimited mileage
BODY COLOUR (FRAME/WHEEL)
Red (red / black) - Dark Stealth (racing black / black)
VERSIONS
Dual seat
SEAT HEIGHT
830mm (32.6in)

DDA
DDA system-ready for Ducati Performance accessory

DTC
Not available on this model

ABS
Not available on this model

Engine
TYPE
L-Twin cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, liquid cooled
DISPLACEMENT
849.4cc
BORE X STROKE
94x61.2mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
13.2:1
POWER
140hp (103kw) @ 10,500rpm
TORQUE
72.3lb-ft (98Nm) @ 9,750rpm
FUEL INJECTION
Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
EXHAUST
Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
Transmission
GEARBOX
6 speed
RATIO
1=37/15 2=30/17 3=28/20 4=26/22 5=24/23 6=23/24
PRIMARY DRIVE
Straight cut gears, Ratio 1.84:1
FINAL DRIVE
Chain; Front sprocket 15; Rear sprocket 39
CLUTCH
Wet multiplate with hydraulic control
Emissions
STANDARD
Euro 3

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:54 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Usually I don't vote first, but hey, what the heck? :D

I went with: Awesome

I've always been a fan of the middle sized Ducati sportbike since the 748, which I've always thought looks like Fererri designed it. And the sound of it is pretty nice too (see here for sounds: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/school-SectionSix.htm). The 2012 Ducati 848 EVO is just as appealing as that 748 to me, sleek lines beautifully crafted into an aerodynamic piece of art. Not sure if I should put it in my living room or ride it!

As for the Ducati 848, I always thought Ducati looked best in Ducati Red, but the white with red frame, that's just butter.

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Way to go Ducati, you even made it "reasonably" priced too.

Mike

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:17 pm
by HYPERR
I voted cool. The 1X98 and the 848 incarnation never made me :kicking: like the 916-998/748 incarnation and the 999/749 incarnation did.

And Wrider cannot question my taste in looks just because I love the Terblanche designed 999 since I love the 916 as well which the general consensus on its looks has always been positive. :laughing:

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:44 pm
by Grey Thumper
Not much to debate about when it comes to the coolness of a Ducati sportbike is there?

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:21 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Grey Thumper wrote:Not much to debate about when it comes to the coolness of a Ducati sportbike is there?
Yes and no. haha. Personally, I really think the LOOKS of the Ducati is amazing and so is the exhaust, but that dry clutch sound is really a Fail for me... ooo, it's a-kin to nails on a chalkboard.

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:23 am
by Grey Thumper
totalmotorcycle wrote:Yes and no. haha. Personally, I really think the LOOKS of the Ducati is amazing and so is the exhaust, but that dry clutch sound is really a Fail for me... ooo, it's a-kin to nails on a chalkboard.
Gaaah, I hate those! I have no idea why people thought that incessant rattling sounded cool. Fortunately (IMHO), Ducati seems to be abandoning dry clutches. IIRC, I think it's just the Streetfighter (their oldest bike that's still in production) that uses a dry clutch.

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:29 am
by totalmotorcycle
Yes, Ducati is moving in that direction to abandon those dry clutches and thank god, to me, that sound just didn't "sound right" coming from such a beautiful motorcycle... I'm sure most people will think "oh dear, something wrong with that guys/girls bike engine" and that's really NOT the first impression you want to make right?

Mike

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:45 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Voting is going very well. I'm guessing we might see an "Awesome" come out, what do you all think?

Mike

Re: This Week - 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Vote & Discuss

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:59 am
by sunshine229
Wow, this bike just has to be awesome. Their lightest superbike in a super sexy package. What's not to like? :mrgreen:

Re: 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Voted - Awesome

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:11 am
by totalmotorcycle
Thanks everyone for voting! Indeed, the 2012 Ducati 848 EVO has finished not only AWESOME but the 2012 Ducati 848 EVO is now (to date) the Coolest bike on our cool wall, beating out the 2012 Yamaha VMAX / VMX17 (Apr 6th - Apr 13th, 2012) by 2%


Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Ducati 848 EVO is...

Awesome 72%
Cool 22%
Uncool 6%
Fail 0%

Next cool wall bike is now up. Tell your friends!

Mike

Re: 2012 Ducati 848 EVO: Voted - Awesome

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:42 am
by madjak30
I completely forgot to vote this time...my bad...it is a sexy bike...but I'm just not into the super sport bikes anymore...getting too old to ride one I guess...I think I'm at the 'stop & smell the roses' stage of life now, not the 'if I go fast enough will it all blur to white?' stage...

Later.