2013 Ducati 848EVO Photos/Pics/Images/WallpaperWith all the commotion revving around the 1199 Panigale and the Panigale R, many forget the true beauty and performance of Ducati’s 848EVO.
As our international correspondent Tor Sagen put it when the EVO version arrived in 2011, “A 848 EVO with full Termignonis will give plenty of pleasure even if you’re downgrading from a Japanese liter bike. Going up from a Japanese 600 will be an eye opener. In that respect, the 848 EVO is a wolf amongst the sheep, but not in a sheep’s clothing.”For 2013, the 848, which is designed to target the newer sportbike rider, arrives in a standard version and the upgraded Corse SE model. Besides attractive Corse Test Team Livery, the SE features Ohlins rear suspension, Ducati Traction Control, Ducati Quick Shift and 33mm front-brake discs.Although the Corse SE has all the goodies, the standard 848EVO is not down on performance parts; it features Showa suspensions and 320mm Brembo Monobloc brakes, but no fancy electronics.When Ducati added the “EVO” treatment in 2011, the 849.4cc, 90-degree L Twin got an addition six horsepower for a total of 140 at 10,500 rpm. The bike was also once the lightest Ducati superbikes available, weighing in at 370 lbs. dry (the 1199 Panigale R now trumps the 848EVO, weighing 367.3 lbs.).The standard edition is avail in three color choices – the color that came to define the 848 – Arctic White with a red frame and red wheels – and Ducati Red with a red frame and black wheels, and Dark Stealth with a black frame and black wheels.Attached above are 27 photos highlighting the 2013 Ducati 848EVO and Corse SE models. Each image also makes for great wallpaper. To download as wallpaper, simply click on the desired thumbnail to expand, and right click to Save to Desktop Background.For more, check out the following:2013 Ducati 848EVO (Corse SE) preview with full specsDucati 848EVO Review
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!