Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Special Edition Superbike 1

To celebrate the Fourth of July, Ducati has taken the wraps off of their new 848 Nicky Hayden Edition. An US-exclusive model intended as the market’s best middleweight sport bike, the two wheeler comes with a charming American-inspired paint scheme. Run by the same 134-horsepower (at 10,000 rpm) L-twin Evoluzione powerplant, wet-clutch and six-speed gearbox from the 848 line, the 2010 Nick Hayden edition also features a signed gas tank, an aluminum cam belt tensioner pulleys for improved acceleration and LED dash illumination for superior night visibility. Light, yet extremely powerful, the new Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Sportbike should be available at authorized Ducati dealerships from July 7 and will cost $14,495. [via Autoblog]

Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Special Edition Superbike 2