Ducati Sporting Club

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-Oct-2012, 08:05 PM
jamboy's Avatar
jamboy jamboy is offline
Registered Forum User
Bikes: Ducati 916 Bip
 
Posts: 21
Join Date: Sep 2009
USA import 848

Hi all been thinking about getting another ducati after being without one for a while since selling my 916 and this cheap 848 usa import has come up.
Whats the difference to uk spec and is it worth looking into?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31-Oct-2012, 11:41 AM
nelly's Avatar
DSC Member nelly nelly is offline
DSC Club Member
Ducati Corse
 
Posts: 3,133
Join Date: Jan 2002
Mood: Bloo and Yellow.. and Red now ;)
The main differences are the emmission systems. The US bike will have the evaporative canistor fitted and pipework and a different ECU. It'll still work, but not quite as well as a euro bike.
It can be removed and the ECU swapped/reflashed though.
Headlight is the same so no need to go swapping that out.
You'll need to get the paperwork sorted for UK registration and i'm sure there'll be a cheque going off to HM tax collectors as well.
I'd get all that worked out before deciding it's a bargain, just to be safe


.....but better in YELLOW, or Bloo and now even RED

www.cornerspeed.co.uk you know you want to
http://www.nolimitstrackdays.com the best trackday organisers in the UK
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 31-Oct-2012, 08:00 PM
jamboy's Avatar
jamboy jamboy is offline
Registered Forum User
Bikes: Ducati 916 Bip
 
Posts: 21
Join Date: Sep 2009
No need to worry about paper work etc it's already in the uk and registered just not sure about it.
It is cheap really but does it make it a lemon to sell on if I wanted to etc?
Does it being a US import also put people off??

Last edited by jamboy : 02-Nov-2012 at 10:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-Nov-2012, 02:22 AM
final_edition's Avatar
DSC Member final_edition final_edition is offline
DSC Club Member
Big Twin
 
Posts: 1,918
Join Date: Jan 2006
Mood: Having some tinnies and a barbie
Here's a US 1098. With info of what's needed.




http://ducatiforum.co.uk/f21/2007-1098-sale-5667/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-Nov-2012, 10:49 AM
antonye's Avatar
DSC Member antonye antonye is offline
Administrator
Webteam
MotoGP God
Bikes: 748S, HM1100S, DD-A
 
Posts: 12,677
Join Date: Feb 2002
Mood: Passion Killer
They're all made in Italy ... what difference does it make?

If the bike is returned back to Euro spec as mentioned by Nelly above, then I can't see it being a problem at all.


I'd rather die peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather,
than screaming in terror like his passengers.- Jim Harkins

Ducati 748S | Ducati Hypermotard 1100S | 600-620SS DesmoDue Racebike #111 <-- Sold!! | Avanti Race Parts
Reply With Quote
Reply
  
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector
Switch to Vertical postbit Use Vertical Postbit

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Recent Posts - Contact Us - DSC Home - Archive - Top
Powered by vBulletin 3.5.4 - Copyright © 2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. - © Ducati Sporting Club - All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:33 AM.