Hayden to ride 1909 Indian classic

2006 MotoGP World Champion to ride 1909 Indian at historic motorcycle event

Hayden will ride a 1909 Indian

THE 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden will ride a restored Indian motorcycle, which competed at the historic Indianapolis course 99 years ago as part of the build up to the MotoGP race scheduled to take place there in September.

Mmmm, bit of a difference to an RCV Honda

Hayden will get out on the ancient racebike at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time on Monday, April 7. The ride will mark the first lap by a motorcycle around the new 16-turn, 2.620-mile circuit that also incorporates part of the famed IMS oval.

Bet it’s going to feel a bit sharper than the RCV, eh Nicky?