Ducati launch 848 EVO, with claimed 140bhp

Ducati have given their supersports machine an upgrade and a new name. It's goodbye to the 848, boo. Say hello to the 848 EVO. Yay, more power, better brakes!

DUCATI HAVE launched a tweaked 848, called the 848 EVO which will replace the standard 848 in the company's range.

It features more power from the Testastretta engine and more braking power from Brembo’s Monobloc brakes

The 'EVO' treatment applied to the 848 introduces a claimed 6hp power boost to 140hp (103kW) and a claimed torque increase to 72.3lb-ft (98Nm). It also features Brembo Monobloc brakes as seen on the 1198.

The 848 EVO will be available to order from 20th July 2010, with demo bikes arriving at dealers by end of July and customer orders shipped within September.

The 848 EVO Dark Stealth shown anove and 848 EVO will be available at the same price as the outgoing 848 range at £9,995 from the Dark Stealth and £10,695 for the standard red machine.