Ducati has announced a new seriously hopped-up version of its middleweight sportbike contender called the 848EVO. This model was created to homologate the bike for AMA Daytona SportBike competition, in addition to answering consumer demand for a higher-spec version of the 848.
The 848EVO is powered by a Testastretta Evoluzione engine, which received new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts for a claimed output of 140hp at 10,500 rpm and 72.3 ft.-lb. of torque at 9,750 rpm.
Weighing a claimed 369 pounds dry, the engine wasn’t the only area with significant upgrades. The chassis gets Brembo Monobloc calipers—machined from solid chunks of alloy—designed to perform better under the extremes of racing. A cross-mounted steering damper and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires were added as well.
Two colors will be available including the “Dark” edition ($12,995) and a Ducati Red ($13,995) version. Expect the bike in dealerships by the end of August.