In MCN this week: Ducati 848 Dark first ride

Published: 01 April 2010

Ducati is offering a cut-price version of its base model superbike for 2010, dubbed the 848 dark.

It costs £700 less than the stock 848 despite sharing the same 849cc engine, steel trellis frame and high quality chassis parts.

The only difference is a matt-black paint finish on the bodywork rather than the gloss white or red colours offered on the standard 848.

MCN has just finished the first exclusive right of the cut-price Duke – so is it a bargain way in to Ducati ownership, or should you pay the extra for a gloss painted 848?

Find out MCN’s verdict in the April 7 issue.

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