Ducati Desmoquattro engine began as 748 cc (45.6 cu in) displacement engine, with cylinder heads that were originally meant for a smaller bore than the 916, so the introduction of a smaller version of the 916 was to be expected.
Ducati 748's stability mid corner on the race track is phenomenal. It’s a motorcycle that makes fast cornering seem slower, magic of a great chassis. Ducati 748 does deliver it in a satisfying, torquey manner which makes the most of the motorcycle's available grip. Vibration’s present but never intrusive