We told you back in July that the new Ducati 848 Evo has a power-to-weight advantage over a 2005 Ducati 999 and an equal torque-to-weight ratio. Impressive for Ducati’s entry-level superbike, right? Now the 2011 Ducati 848 Evo gains white paint, a red frame and red wheels. Here’s the numbers: 999 Power: 140bhp @ 9,750rpm Torque: 80lb/ft @ 8,000rpm Weight: 186kg (dry) Power/Weight: .753 ...

We told you back in July that the new Ducati 848 Evo has a power-to-weight advantage over a 2005 Ducati 999 and an equal torque-to-weight ratio. Impressive for Ducati’s entry-level superbike, right? Now the 2011 Ducati 848 Evo gains white paint, a red frame and red wheels.

Here’s the numbers:

999

Power: 140bhp @ 9,750rpm

Torque: 80lb/ft @ 8,000rpm

Weight: 186kg (dry)

Power/Weight: .753 (bhp/kg)

Torque/Weight: .430 (lb-ft/kg)

848 Evo

Power: 140bhp @ 10,500rpm

Torque: 72.3lb/ft @ 9,750rpm

Weight: 168kg (dry)

Power/Weight: .833

Torque/Weight: .430

The 848 Evo is up 6bhp and 1.5lb/ft thanks to new cylinder heads, new cams, new pistons, larger throttle bodies and more precise monitoring of gas flow. The compression ratio is also up to 13.2:1.

Aside from the engine, there’s now top-shelf Brembo Monoblock brake calipers and a standard steering damper. Notably absent is the Ducati 1198‘s traction control.