2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss

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

2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss 2010 Ducati 848 Superbike black EICMA 4 560x374

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

Comment:

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

  2. 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

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

  4. 7/10 says:

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

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

  6. 2010 Ducati 848 in Black: Welcome to the Abyss – http://bit.ly/5gfWUI #motorcycle

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

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

  10. Matthew says:

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

  11. Shaun says:

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

  12. M says:

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