Ducati 888

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Ducati 888
Manufacturer Ducati
Production 1991-1993
Predecessor Ducati 851
Successor Ducati 916
Class Sport bike
Engine 888 cc (54 cu in), 90° V-twin, fuel injected 4 valve per cylinder desmodromic, liquid cooled
Transmission 6 speed, chain drive
Frame type Tubular steel trellis frame
Brakes Front: Dual disc
Rear: Single disc

The Ducati 888 was a motorcycle manufactured by Ducati as an upgrade to the Ducati 851. The earlier 851 had introduced liquid cooling, computerized fuel injection and four-valve heads to the company's two cylinder motors. In 1991 Ducati increased the capacity of the 851 to 888 cc to create the 888. Both engines featured the Desmoquattro valvetrain concept in which a four valve per cylinder motor was given desmodromic valve actuation, with cams both opening and closing the valves.

Continuing refinement yielded the next two generations of the Ducati Desmoquattro superbike, resulting in the 916/996 and 999 lines.

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