A statement from friend of Ultimate Motorcycling, Ken Tam, President of Gabi Toy reads:Nicky Hayden’s final project with Gabi Toy was the Nicky Hayden Limited Edition teddy bear, which was originally slated to go on sale at the upcoming World Superbike round at Laguna Seca on July 7-9, 2017.
So now, with permission from the Hayden family, we at Gabi Toy have decided to release the final batch of teddy bears. As a tribute to the generosity of spirit that Nicky Hayden showed to everyone, all net proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Hayden family and a charity of their choice.“Words cannot describe the emotions we’re all feeling right now,” says Ken Tam, President of Gabi Toy. “However, I personally will never forget Nicky’s charming accent, his infectious smile, his humor, and of course his generosity, from the first time we communicated to the last time we met up. I, and everyone here at Gabi Toy send our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Hayden family. Godspeed Nicky.”The Hayden family is active with a few local charities that they intend to donate the proceeds to. To respect the family’s time of mourning, Gabi Toy has decided to leave that up to them and to not keep bugging the family for details that can be ironed out at a later time.For additional information, or to buy a Nicky Hayden Teddy Bear, visit Gabi Toy.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.