The Kentucky Kid

Nicky Hayden
Nicky Hayden, original photography by Joe Ercoli.

I’m a Kawi rider, but I’m also a fan of our hometown boy, The Kentucky Kid – Nicky Hayden. He seems to be a pretty humble dude and I hope that things come through for him on the Ducati. Years ago when I was working at one of the leading suppliers of supermoto parts, he called and ordered a brake kit from us. He was a cool guy on the phone and was good natured as I gave him shit about riding a three year old CRF. The next year he won the championship and, well, his people called us instead for parts on a new model…   🙂

This shot is another pic taken during the last practice session on Saturday. As you can see Nicky’s bike has the normal Ducati bodywork on it and not the red, white and blue skins that he ran during the race. I talked last post about liking the Arai Monster Energy replica helmet, but I’d really like to see Arai come out with this Nicky rep, too.

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