Looking like a jet fighter in its matte black finish, Ducati has revealed the latest evolution of its 848 bike. For 2011, Ducati's updated middleweight bike holds onto its numerals, but thanks to a significant overhaul, it has been named the 848EVO.
Weighing in at 167kg, the 848EVO is powered by an upgraded version of the 849cc engine, utilising new cylinder heads, pistons, throttle bodies and camshafts to produce 104kW at 10,500rpm and 98Nm of torque at 9750rpm.
New black cylinder cases set the 848EVO's engine apart from its predecessor.
The 848EVO also boasts upgraded brakes and a revised chassis. A cross-mounted steering damper is now featured for greater control, and new Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres hold up each end.
Brake upgrades come courtesy of Brembo Monobloc calipers, single-piece units machined from solid alloy designed to offer higher rigidity and resistance during extreme braking.
A matte-black 'Dark' version of the 848EVO will feature in the bike's colour palette, and unlike previous Dark variants, this one is almost entirely black from front to rear.
The 848EVO launches in the US in late August. Australian availability and pricing is unknown at this stage. US pricing remains unchanged, so if Ducati Australia follows that lead, pricing for the 848EVO should be around $20,000 for the Dark and $22,000 for the Ducati Red 848EVO.