Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

Star 69

What a welcome this is! Instead of complaining yet another drool-worthy motorcycle exclusively for the European market, eye-catching Nicky Hayden 848 Superbike is reserved for American only. Take that,

Inspired by the special race that adorned Hayden’s racebike at the Red Bull United Grand Prix at Laguna on July 4th (and repeated weeks later at Indy), special bodywork features an color scheme complete the 2006 world champ’s #69 on the and personal autograph reproduced on the Ducati North America is just 150 examples-make that the first one was gifted to Hayden-priced at

Beyond bold graphics, the 848 is identical to the standard model. aluminum cam-belt pulleys, gauges and taller rearview are the only updates for ’09. The Testastretta Evoluzione engine from the same technical as the larger 1198cc V-twin, a similar compact cylinder and layout, identical valve and, of course, Ducati’s desmodromic valve actuation for high-rpm power output.

With similar, race-inspired and a number on the nose, the Nicky Edition 848 looks every bit as as the Bayliss 1098R.

With race-inspired livery and a number on the the Nicky Hayden Edition 848

of the steel-trellis frame is identical to the 1198, providing equally handling. And like all proper Superbikes, the lightweight Marchesini rear wheel mounts to a swingarm. Suspension comes Showa in Japan, consisting of a adjustable shock and 43mm fork.

Radial-mount four-piston Brembo calipers matched to 320mm provide stoppage.

Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

The 848 is a real at speed. The combination of less (said to be 11 pounds lighter the 1198), reduced crankshaft and a narrower 180/55 rear make it less taxing to than the bigger bike. We appreciated the wet clutch, which is to the 848.

It might lack the characteristic of the traditional dry clutch, but the improved feel and smoother operation compared to the grabby unit on our enhanced the 848’s accessible, character.

Significantly oversquare dimensions (94.0 x 61.2mm) the 90-degree V-twin a lively, personality and make Ducati’s claims (an impressive 134 bhp, translate to around 115 at the rear seem credible. The Hayden Rep outpaced well-ridden 600s Putnam Park. This credence to Ducati’s claim the 848 offers a better power-to-weight than the old 999.

Moreover, the power profile perfectly matched to the track-unlike the 1098R, which seemed caged on the 1.7-mile layout. allowed us to concentrate on exploiting the output rather than controlling it.

The Nicky Hayden 848 might not match the performance of the it resembles, but it’s unmistakably a Superbike-and a great-looking one at that. In case, it’s the American who win.

Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition
Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition
Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition
Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition

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