Nicky Hayden was one of the most beloved racers the world has ever known. His great morality, respect for everyone, kindness, dedication and true love of racing will never be forgotten.
To pay tribute to Nicky, Dunlop has made him a part of the iconic Legends poster series, a program to honor racing heroes. Nicky’s poster features an amazing photograph taken by Tom Riles during Nicky’s run at the 2002 AMA Superbike championship. It perfectly captures the ferocity and commitment of Nicky’s never-give-in riding style.
In addition to his love of racing, Nicky also loved his home town of Owensboro, Kentucky, and was very active in various charities. He loved to give back, especially to the children in his local community. In his honor, the Hayden family has set up the Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund. Nicky’s Legends poster is available for $29.00 plus shipping through the Hayden Brothers General Store (www.haydenbrosgeneralstore.com), with proceeds going to his memorial fund. Posters will begin shipping the first week of October. More information about his fund can be found here.
The first 69 poster orders will also receive a special #69 Dunlop podium hat, and #69 sticker.
“Most people probably didn’t know Nicky dedicated so much of his time to charity, but knowing Nicky it shouldn’t surprise anyone,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Motorcycle’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “He had a big heart, and through this program we can help continue to give back in Nicky’s honor.”
About The Dunlop Legends Program
In 2005 Dunlop introduced the Legends program to benefit injured riders. These historic black-and-white posters honor some of the greatest racers in the sport, including David Bailey, Yvon Duhamel, Broc Glover, Bob Hannah, Kent Howerton, Rick Johnson, Wayne Rainey, Kenny Roberts, Bubba Shobert, Jeff Ward, Bruce Ogilvie, Malcolm Smith, Doug Henry, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Stanton and now Nicky Hayden. The posters are 19 x 26 inches, and printed in black and white on heavy matte art paper.
About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.
Courtesy of Dunlop