The Ducati 848 is a 849 cc (51.8 cu in) L-twin sport bike manufactured by Ducati. It was announced on November 6, 2007 for the 2008 model year and replaces the 749, although the 848 model name was already listed on the compatible parts table for the 1098 fuel tank, giving away the secret a few months early. The 848 makes a manufacturer claimed 134 horsepower (100 kW) @ 10,000 rpm and 70.8 lbf·ft (96 N·m) @ 8250 rpm. With a claimed dry weight of 168 kg (370 lb), the 848 undercuts its larger displacement sibling, the 1098, by 5 kg (11 lb).
Although the 1098 and 848 share many similar components, as per the 916/748 and 999/749 models, the 848 sees a return to a wet clutch system rather than the tradition dry clutch of previous superbikes from Ducati. The manufacturer claims it reduces weight, improves both service life and "feel" of the clutch and reduces noise.
The Ducati 848 is available in Red or Pearl White colors.
MSRP of the 848 is US$12,995.