Asphalt & Rubber has learned that Ducati will debut a Corse version of the Ducati Superbike 848 EVO for the 2012 model year. Similar to the Ducati Superbike 1198 S Corse SE & Ducati Superbike 1198 R Corse SE, the Superbike 848 EVO Corse will feature Ducati’s tricolor corse paint scheme, and a bevy of go-fast performance parts. Expected to have at least a slipper clutch and Termignoni racing exhaust, it is also presumable that Ducati will add-on its Ducati Traction Control (DTC) and Ducati Data Acquisition (DDA), and round out the package with carbon fiber bits and premium suspension pieces.
Teased at the Ducati North America dealers meeting, Ducati is expected to debut the Special Edition later this year at the EICMA show in November. With the Ducati Superbike 848 EVO one of, if not the, best selling motorcycles in Ducati’s arsenal, the Italian company is surely keen on offering more models in the 849cc format at varying prices. Like the Superbike 1198 S/R Corse SEs, we don’t expect the Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse SE to come with an aluminum fuel tank, but like its predecessors the Corse’d 848 could prove to be potent purchase at a competitive price point.
We’ll have to wait and see what parts Ducati includes with the model, and where how the Italian prices the 2012 Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse in comparison to the rest of the 2012 line-up. Stay tuned as we get more info leading up to the EICMA show. Until then, the above motorcycle, belonging to an A&R reader, is the only Ducati Superbike 848 EVO Corse we know to exist.
Source: Bothan Spies; Photo: Johnny Death