DUCATI NORTH AMERICA this weekend unveiled the 2010 848 Nicky Hayden Edition (MSRP $14,495) at the 2009 Red Bull United States Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
This U.S.-exclusive model features an American-inspired paint scheme — aptly fit for its introduction on the Fourth of July — personally autographed gas tank and model updates for the 2010 year, including LED dash illumination for better visibility, a 30mm mirror extension kit and an aluminum cam belt tensioner pulleys. The 2010 848, weighing 369 lbs., is also 44 lbs. lighter than its predecessor.
The 848 is powered by a liquid-cooled L-Twin, Desmodromic engine that produces 134hp @ 10,000rpm and 70.8lb-ft @ 8,250rpm.
Available immediately, the 848 Nicky Hayden Edition is the first of the 2010 Ducati 848 models to arrive in dealer showrooms.
Ducati Moto GP pilots Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden crossed the finish line at the 2009 Red Bull United States Grand Prix in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Honda's Dani Pedrosa took the top of the podium and Yamaha's Valentino Rossi finished second.