2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss

11/21/2009 @ 11:31 am, by Jensen Beeler14 COMMENTS

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For 2010, Ducati has added the option of a matte black finish to its 848 Superbike line. Originally thought to be a “Dark” version of the 848, the middle-weight Superbike shares all the same specs as the other color’s of the rainbow, including the new aluminum cam belt tensioner pulleys, LED dash and 30mm mirror extension kit.

Accustomed to the shiny, almost mirror like, finishes that adorn black Ducatis, the 848’s paint is truly devoid of color. No reflections, no specular highlights, nothing. It’s like looking into a heartless vacuum that threatens to steal your soul…and it creeps us out. Click past the jump for a full photo series of the new 848 color scheme.

Photos: © 2009 Asphalt & Rubber

  • http://twitter.com/leftofthechasm/status/5926189855 Darren Pearce

    RT @Asphalt_Rubber: 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss – http://bit.ly/5gfWUI #motorcycle

  • http://www.peterlombardi.com Peter Lombardi

    i seriously want one baaaddd!!!! i am not usually a fan of the matte black look, unless it’s done really tastefully, and this certainly fits that to the t :D
    -peter

  • http://twitter.com/peterlombardi/status/5928055208 Peter Lombardi

    RT @Asphalt_Rubber: 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss – http://bit.ly/5gfWUI #motorcycle — ohhhh so sexy

  • 7/10

    Hmmm, $1000 savings that I could spend painting the bike Yellow :) … I’m down with that

  • http://twitter.com/motorcyclefans/status/5929358820 MotorcycleFans

    RT @peterlombardi: RT @Asphalt_Rubber: 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss – http://bit.ly/5gfWUI #motorcycle — ohhhh so sexy

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  • http://twitter.com/ducatiparts/status/5943420756 Ducati Desmo

    2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss http://bit.ly/5CSjsN

  • http://twitter.com/privateergarage/status/5943555011 Privateer’s Garage

    Yes please. RT @ducatiparts: 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss http://bit.ly/5CSjsN

  • http://twitter.com/seanord/status/5957619773 Jeff Nordberg

    Georgeous/sinister RT @PrivateerGarage: Yes please. RT @ducatiparts: 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss http://bit.ly/5CSjsN

  • Matthew

    Any word on pricing. I’d read before that it was going to be significant;y less than the current 848 price.

  • http://twitter.com/djdatz/status/5979957986 Dario Zgrablic

    Oh my… A Ducati 848 in Matte Black?! BEAUTIFUL! http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2010-ducati-848-matte-black-not-dark/

  • Shaun

    The bike will be $1000 less then the 2009’s I am going to buy this bike the day my dealer gets it in.

  • http://twitter.com/revzilla/status/8047029728 RevZilla

    Matte Black Ducati 848 – This scares me. I can't resist. http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2010-ducati-848-matte-black-not-dark/

  • M

    Looks like Durbahn’s bikes.
    http://www.durbahn.de/