Ducati 848 Evo: The Daily Express

At staccato intervals, the rev indicator blinks like a fairy light and I cross 250kph, crouching a little more snugly into the tank. I offer the wind what feels like the path of least resistance – and notice it says 268kph on the speedo. This is as far as I want to push it. I ease off the throttle. The brakes quickly scrub some excess speed off and the 848 switches back from Mr Hyde to Dr Jekyll as if nothing has happened. I take the exit for the Buddh F1 circuit for some more fun.

So it turns out, life doesn’t call for Superman to come and rescue the world every day – some days, Clark Kent is all we need. Much like today – the Evo has gone about the mundane business of everyday life and come out smelling of roses.

Except for the fact that the Buddh circuit is shut for maintenance. Ah well, another day.

(Words: Abhinav Mishra, Photos: Nitin Rose)