Nicky Hayden Teases the Ducati Streetfighter 848

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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)