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Motorbike Mondays: Ducati 848 Review

June 15, 2015

We’re back to the beginning of the week and if you need something to help you beat those Monday blues, today’s motorbike review is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Under the Car Loan Warehouse microscope today is the Ducati 848. The Ducati 848 comes with sportbike styling and impressive handling and we can’t wait to get to grips with this feat of Italian engineering. Sit back and relax as our Ducati 848 review breaks down everything you need to know about this sexy superbike.


Despite living in the shadow of its big brother, the Ducati 1098, the Ducati 848 has plenty to shout about. As well as its desirable badge, this sportbike boasts an alluring design and a reduction in weight – making it even easier to handle. If you’re looking for a stylish ride that’ll make light of your Sunday afternoon jaunts, the Ducati 848 is sure to be right up your street.

Performance and Handling

Ducati motorcycles are known for their impressive speeds, and the 848 is no exception. The musical note from the exhaust, combined with a top speed of 166mph, makes this superbike a strong contender in its class.

Ducati 848 Specs

    • Engine: 8 valve V-Twin, liquid cooled, 849cc
    • Power: 132bhp @ 10,000rpm
    • Torque: 93.5 Nm @ 9,500 rpm
    • Fuel Economy: 27mpg


  • Top Speed: 166mph


When it comes to equipment, the Ducati 848 comes with a Showa rear shock, a multi-functional LCD dash and a single sided swingarm. Optional tech includes the Ducati Data Analyser (DDA). This clever plug-in logging system records all of your essential data – including engine speed, distance travelled, lap times, engine temperature and throttle position. The 848 also comes with lighter steering than the 1098, thanks to the 180-section rear tyre.

Ducati Finance

If you’ve got your eye on the Ducati 848 but don’t have the funds to finance one of your own, the Car Loan Warehouse can help. We’re committed to providing flexible finance options to suit any budget – meaning the £10,995 price tag doesn’t have to hold you back. If you want to explore your options, head over to our Ducati finance page -or for a quick quote, check out our motorcycle finance calculator today.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.