That list now includes Nicky Hayden,
the AMA and MotoGP champion who was fatally injured
this past May in a bicycle accident while training in Italy. “The Kentucky Kid” got his start flat-tracking, eventually
winning short-track, TT, and half-mile nationals, but roadracing earned him international acclaim and a worldwide fan base.
photograph selected for Hayden’s 19 x 26-inch poster was taken in 2002 by Tom Riles at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. According
to Dunlop, the image of Hayden on his Honda Superbike “perfectly
captures the ferocity and commitment of Nicky’s never-give-in riding style.” Proceeds from the sale of the posters
will go to the Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund.
“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 VP of sales and marketing. “He had a big heart, and through this program we can help
continue to give back in Nicky’s honor.”
Hayden’s Legends poster is available for $29 plus shipping
through the Hayden Brothers General Store. Posters will
begin shipping the first week of October. More information about the Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund can be found