For more than a decade, Dunlop has been supporting injured motorcycle racers through its "Legends" poster series. Offered exclusively through the Road 2 Recovery Foundation, this collection of iconic photographs printed in black and white on heavy matte art paper honors 15 of the greatest riders in the sport: 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, and Jeff Stanton.

That list now also 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.

The 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 sales of the posters will go to the Nicky Hayden Memorial Fund.

"Nicky Hayden was arguably one of the most beloved motorcycle racers the world has ever known. His great morality, respect for everyone, kindness, dedication, and true love of racing will never be forgotten."

- Dunlop press release

“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 HERE. The first 69 poster orders will also receive a special #69 Dunlop podium hat and #69 sticker.

Visit Dunlop Racing Legends for more information.

Check out the rest of the Dunlop Legends poster series:

bob hannah dunlop poster
Bob HannahCourtesy of Dunlop
broc glover dunlop poster
Broc GloverCourtesy of Dunlop
david bailey dunlop poster
David BaileyCourtesy of Dunlop
jeff ward dunlop poster
Jeff WardCourtesy of Dunlop
kent howerton dunlop poster
Kent HowertonCourtesy of Dunlop
kenny roberts dunlop poster
Kenny RobertsCourtesy of Dunlop
rick johnson dunlop poster
Rick JohnsonCourtesy of Dunlop
wayne rainey dunlop poster
Wayne RaineyCourtesy of Dunlop
bubba shobert dunlop poster
Bubba ShobertCourtesy of Dunlop
yvon duhamel dunlop poster
Yvon DuhamelCourtesy of Dunlop
malcolm smith dunlop poster
Malcolm SmithCourtesy of Dunlop
doug henry dunlop poster
Doug HenryCourtesy of Dunlop
bruce ogilvie dunlop poster
Bruce OgilvieCourtesy of Dunlop
jeremy mcgrath dunlop poster
Jeremy McGrathCourtesy of Dunlop
jeff stanton dunlop poster
Jeff StantonCourtesy of Dunlop