Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ducati shows its 2011 Superbike Range at Cologne's Intermot Show

At the INTERMOT International Motorcycle Fair in Cologne, western Germany, Ducati Motor Holding exhibited the first of its new superbike models for 2011. The 2011 Ducati Superbikes feature new trickle-down technology from Ducati’s World Championship racing team and an attractive pricing structure. All three superbike offerings for 2011 are brand new or significantly upgraded from their 2010 variants. The lineup includes the Ducati 1198, 1198 SP and the 848EVO. The highlight of the 2011 superbike range is the 1198 SP, which features an impressive 170hp and 97 lb/ft of torque combined with a flyweight of 370lbs. It offers a combination of electronic rider aids and performance oriented hard parts. Talking of electronics, the 1198 SP features a MotoGP derived digital dash, Ducati Traction Control, the new Ducati Quick Shifter and a Ducati Data Analyzer to review all measures of performance data. Other features include Ohlins front forks and an Ohlins TTx rear shock, Ducati Performance Slipper Clutch, aluminum fuel tank and Brembo Monobloc calipers. The 2011 Ducati 1198 SP superbike carries a price tag of $21,995.

The standard 1198 has also been upgraded for 2011 at no extra cost. The new, improved 1198 now features the Ducati Traction Control system, Ducati Data Analyzer and the brand new Ducati Quick Shifter. The 2011 Ducati 1198 will hit the showrooms this December for $16,495.

The 848EVO enjoys 140hp and comes equipped with Brembo Monobloc callipers and steering damper. Other than the Stealth Black and Ducati Red, the 848EVO is also available in Arctic White livery with a red frame and red wheels. The 2011 848EVO will set you back $12,995.

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