Ducati 848 gets traction control

Corse edition is more than just a paintjob

Ducati 848 gets traction control

FORGIVE us for not picking up on this sooner. At the Milan show, we spent far too long looking over the new 1199 Panigale and overlooked this Corse edition 848.

Thinking the Corse edition was just an 848 with a lick of paint, we didn't give it a second thought. However, it turns out the new Ducati 848 EVO Corse edition (for that is its full name) feautres traction control among a few other goodies.

The 848 EVO Corse gets the full 8-level Ducati Traction Control (DTC) as featured on bikes like Ducati's 1198SP, Diavel and Streetfighter 848. It also goes one-step further with the addition of a quickshifter, the Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) system, as featured on the new 1199 Panigale.

Gone is the standard bike's rear shock, replaced witha fully adjustable Öhlins unit. We also think it looks like it features the same Brembo monobloc calipers as used on the 1199 too.

It's as close to an 848R as you're going to get. No word on price yet, we'll keep you posted.

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