One of Ducatiís most impressive motorbikes that the world ever saw was the Ducati 748. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati produced the 748 from 1994 until late 2002 when it was later replaced by the Ducati 749. Today, the Ducati 784 is no longer in production, but it can still be found all over the world. Owners that appreciate Ducati can make use of a Ducati 748 service manual in order to maintain their bikes. Technicians too, rely on these manuals in order to perform routine maintenance.
Ducatiís 916 model is quite similar to the 748, however, the 748 is a smaller version. Both models shared a lot of qualities with the Ducati Supermono. The 748 had an engine that was different with a capacity of 748 cc, hence the name. Ducati gave the 748 a specific type of engine, known as a shorter piston stroke which allowed it to achieve a higher rev of 11500 rpm. The smaller piston allowed the engine to kick start much quicker than the 916.
Over the course of production, Ducati released a few different variations of the 748. 1994 saw the basic 748 Biposto and 1995 and í96 saw the 748 SP. Ducati produced the 748 SPS from 1996 until 1999 which was a much more powerful motorcycle than the Biposto and SP. All variations of the 748 produced at least 95 horsepower.
In 2000, Ducati took the 748 models and completely relaunched their line. A third variation of the 748 was launched which had the base model being known as the 748 E available in two options Ė the Biposto or the Monoposto. These had 3-spoke gold wheels and a gold frame which was seen as an impressive move by Ducati.
The second model was called the 748 S and had lighter 5-spoke wheels that were grey in color. The frame was also grey and retained an adjustable steering head. Ducatiís top of the line model was the 748R which was one of the most impressive models. It was Ducatiís racing homologation model and a very limited amount were produced. The key difference was that the R held an overhead shower-injector arrangement.
2002 saw the end of the Ducati 748 models. However, Ducati went on to produce the 749 which continued to hold onto some of the 748 designs and specifications. Today, the 748 models can be found all over the world. The 748R is still the most notable model of the 748 line. Owners of these respectable motorcycles, as well as, technicians who work on them can refer to a Ducati 748 workshop manual in order to perform maintenance or routine service.