RIP Nicholas “Nicky” Patrick Hayden, July 30, 1981 – May 22, 2017

When -and even slightly before- news broke today that Nicky Hayden had succumbed to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident that occurred last week, the motorcycle community responded with an outpouring of tributes and thoughts about the tough but genial racer who thrilled crowds in America and around the world.

The untimely passing of an American racing hero

Full details about the accident and Hayden’s career can be found in the link directly above. Here below are a few comments and thoughts about one of the world’s most popular roadracers. #RIPKentuckyKid

Can’t believe… The most easy and good guy i ever meet on a paddock in my life! Love u Nicky! RIP #69 ❤

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BeIN Sports  (Outstanding BeIN Sports / Greg White Tribute Video)


RedBull Honda WSBK Team (Announcement / Tribute Release)


Express (UK)


Motorcycling has lost one of its true greatsSuzuki joins the rest of the motorcycling community in mourning the loss of 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, who passed away today in Italy.“We extend our deepest sympathies to the Hayden family,” said Kerry Graeber, Suzuki Motor of America’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “And our thoughts of hope and comfort go out to Nicky’s brother Roger, who is a part of the Suzuki family.“Nicky was not only a great racer, but also a wonderful human being, and a true ambassador of motorcycling. He will be missed terribly.”