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2002 Ducati Superbike 748s

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The Ducati Superbike 748s was packed with features normally found only on full race bikes. The fully adjustable Showa forks with TiN anti-friction treatment were matched with a rising rate rear suspension with damping handled by a fully adjustable Showa rear shock. The exclusive Ducati adjustable rake trellis frame allows you to customize the handling of the 748s to your riding style. Lightweight Marchesini wheels are an expensive accessory on most other bikes, but were standard on the S version. Quick release Dzus fairing fasteners and lighter 5mm front brake discs with aluminum carriers further define the 748s. And for 2002 (the last production year for the 748), the 748s was available in Ducati's most radical colors: titanium gray with red wheels. Only 250 of these limited edition titanium gray bikes were produced worldwide, and only 200 were imported to the US.

Upgrades and Modifications:
  • Carbon fiber vented front fender
  • HID low-beam headlight bulb conversion
  • Front parking lights converted to LED front turn signals
  • Carbon fiber headlight bucket and upper fairing supports
  • Carbon fiber gauge trim panel
  • SSR billet aluminum brake and clutch reservoir caps
  • STM billet aluminum fork preload adjusters
  • Euro headlight/turn/horn switch
  • ProGrip 780 Suberbike grips
  • Throttlemeister 12oz aluminum bar ends w/cruise control
  • Carbon fiber air intake runners
  • Carbon fiber tank key guard
  • ProGrip 5006 tank pad
  • Custom made aluminum coolant tank
  • Cox radiator guard
  • Carbon fiber radiator fairing cowl
  • Muzzy aluminum radiator fan
  • Fast by Ferracci Twin Air filter system
  • Fast by Ferracci Stage 1 EPROM chip
  • K&N crankcase breather
  • SSR billet aluminum frame plugs
  • SSR billet aluminum 1 inch longer kickstand
  • TPO titanium kickstand pivot bolt
  • TPO kickstand switch bypass wiring kit
  • Oberon 29mm billet aluminum clutch slave
  • Carbon fiber front sprocket cover
  • Carbon fiber vented clutch cover
  • Stainless steel clutch springs and bolts with billet aluminum retainers
  • Clutch pack re-stacked for quiet neutral operation
  • Competition Werkes billet aluminum foot pegs
  • Carbon fiber heel guards
  • DID EVR3 520 X-ring gold chain
  • SuperLite lightweight 14-tooth front sprocket
  • Supersprox 39-tooth rear sprocket
  • Carbon fiber rear tire hugger and chain guard
  • Carbon fiber swingarm cover
  • SSR billet aluminum 6-point rear axle nut set
  • Fast by Ferracci (by Sil Motor) carbon fiber slip-on exhaust
  • Carbon fiber exhaust guard
  • Carbon fiber underseat heat shield
  • Clear Alternatives smoked LED taillight with integrated turn signals
  • Custom made license plate bracket and plate light

OEM Specifications:
  • Engine Type: 748cc, 90-degree L-Twin cylinder, liquid cooled 4 valves Desmodromic
  • Bore x Stroke: 88mm x 61.5mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
  • Horse Power: 97 @ 11,000 rpm
  • Torque: 54 ft. lbs. @ 9,000 rpm
  • Induction: Marelli electronic fuel injection, 50mm throttle body
  • Transmission: Dry multiplate, 6 speeds with hydraulic control
  • Final Drive: 520 O-ring chain, 14-tooth front sprocket, 36-tooth rear sprocket
  • Front Suspension: Showa TiN inverted forks, fully adjustable
  • Rear Suspension: Progressive linkage with adjustable Showa monoshock
  • Front Brakes: Dual 320mm semi-floating discs, 4-piston 4-pad calipers
  • Rear Brakes: 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
  • Front Wheel: Marchesini 5-spoke light alloy, 3.50 x 17
  • Rear Wheel: Marchesini 5-spoke light alloy, 5.50 x 17
  • Front Tire: 120/60 ZR 17
  • Rear Tire: 180/55 ZR 17
  • Wheelbase: 54.9 inches
  • Rake: 23.5 - 24.5 degrees, adjustable
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 US gallons (1 US gallon reserve)
  • Dry Weight: 432 lbs.
  • Seat Height: 31.1 inches