heyo fello duc's,
My first post as I picked up my white 848 on May 1.
I LOVE this bike. More power than my 996, and damn near "thumpier" than my 999. I seriously really dont care about the argument about hp. After todays 600m break in and fresh dyno (sorry no specs to show), even WITH the belts at 94HZ spec, this machine de la sex is around 119-120hp.
Somebody fudged the specs abit,
Cornering is less than effortless, responsiveness is super fluid and as posted above, keeping it in the 4500-5000rpm range for the first 6 hundred was almost painfull as this beast only wants to scream. Ducati manual states to run at 6500-7500 for the next 6 hundred and then I can open this present up!. But I can tell you straight off, with SOOO much torque and so much blissfull response 65mph in 3rd (and easily more) is quite the rush.
Gsx'ers may have more top. but NOTHING beats 848's bottom. My buddys 1098 feels like riding a "new shoe" compared to the 848, and these are HIS words.. lol.
As for the color white being the "bird" for this year 08.. I say what the fbomb ever. Good luck in trying to find one because EVERY white duc in my try state area is GONE. Besides I have a red and a yellow and this white is just flat out secksy.
BIKE OF THE YEAR or at least better be. What a ride. If you dont have one, your seriously missing out.
Dislikes: (yes there are a few)
1. Hand clearance front ferring, with bars fully turned big hands will get pinched.. It was alarming at first be warned.
2. RVM suck.. adjustment is almost none and sight is horrid.. I suggest handle mirror stat.
3. Heat.. for this bad boy to put out sooo much, it can get in the 220 range before thermo kicks and fans turn on. I was assured that 240 is max but 225 is when light kicks on. Odd but meh.
4. Stock comes with yellow head lamps, at 12v/55watt, you can get zions with 12v/60watt without frying your harness BUT stay away from the 120watt white lights available as they have been known to stress the harness.
One last note of interest. For those interested in the all in one brake/signals lamp to lose the tenticles.. MAKE SURE YOU GET STAGE 2, not stage one, as they WILL fry your wires. My parts guy told me specifically to wait as the stage ones were so bad that at 150$ a pop its not worth the 800$ wire replacements. Just do your homework.
this is all