Nicky Hayden Teases the Ducati Streetfighter 848

09/07/2011 @ 9:57 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

Spending some time at Borgo Panigale factory during the San Marino GP race week, Ducati Corse rider Nicky Hayden couldn’t help but tease the upcoming 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 that was “spied” testing last month. With this photo and tweet, Hayden affirms the news we broke in July, and with the message “Coming soon… #ducati #droppingonmonday” we can infer that Ducati will be taking the wraps off the Streetfighter 848 on Monday next week.

Seen here with a lower-spec radical Brembo caliper, the Ducati Streetfighter 848 is expected to carry similar spec equipment as the Superbike 848, while the Ducati Streetfighter 1198 will higher-spec suspension, brakes, electronics, etc. It’s not clear if Ducati will unveil the Streetfighter 1198 on Monday as well, or hold onto that bike’s release until EICMA, where the Bologna brand will unveil the new Ducati Superbike 1199.

Source: Nicky Hayden (Twitter)

  • nice … that’s in the ducati press mechanic area of the factory. not that i would know, as that’s a private/off limits area for mere mortals ;-)

  • NIKKY does a great job keeping his chin up, considering the dredful bike he has been on this season.

  • luke

    can’t he do anything without someone mentioning how awful he is going this season?

  • MikeD

    OMG…is a A LEAK ! SPY SHOT ! SCOOP ! …sorry couldn’t help it…(poking Ducati).
    Same fugly 2wheeled anomaly…now smaller, ligther and yellow…if the shoe fits, wear it. (Sock it to me {-_- })

  • Sentinel

    If they haven’t engineered longer service intervals such as will the latest generation Multistrada, many people, myself included will simply pass this one by…

  • DareN

    Lighten up, people – just a regular PR and all manufactureres do it…I myself can`t wait to see Ducati gene pool expanded.

  • MikeD


    LOL, is cool…we are pretty “classy” around here when it comes to picking on OEMs and each others around here(the editor/owner/writer can attest to that)…hold my beer and whatch this…[^_^ ]

  • Did I just get called classy?

  • MikeD

    Why yes, yes u did…(^_^ ) Urban Dictionary is my friend.

  • Jensen Beeler says:
    September 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM
    Did I just get called classy?

    i think that might have been a typo … perhaps OP meant “gassy”?