Is it strange to note that a wily veteran, entering the twilight of his illustrious career, has received the most support from the droves of Supercross fans this year—or that the soft-spoken man/child with a friendly Southern drawl still challenges riders nearly half his age? In stadiums fit for gladiatorial warfare, Kevin Windham is the people’s champ. Kevin Windham has earned a legion of steadfast fans because he is a perennial contender. And more important, he’s a good guy. Championship opportunities have come his way but have always eluded him. Still, while two dynamos, Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael, kept Kevin from hoisting the championship trophy, they have both retired, and Windham remains. Does Kevin race for money? Certainly not, because he has a healthy spread of land and a gorgeous home in Mississippi. Does he race for fame? No, he’s already about as famous as a motocross racer can become. Does he race for love? Yes, resoundingly so. Is racing his life? Yes. At 33 years old, Kevin has raced at the highest level of the sport for nearly half of his life. The MXA wrecking crew has followed Windham since the very first day that he turned Pro. In his 18 years on the circuit, Kevin has won races, lost championships by the skin of his teeth, suffered debilitating injuries, nearly quit the sport altogether and made some of the sport’s greatest comebacks. Every step of the way, MXA has documented his ups and downs. As a result, Windham has loved MXA, hated MXA and (as far as we know) is on our side once again. It’s not our business to hate any professional rider, only to tell the truth—which is often misconstrued as hate. We like testing Windham’s race bikes just as much as we like him. Why? Not only does Kevin have a real-world
Kevin Windham has been
racing professionally since
1994. He knows what he
wants in his race bike. The
Geico/Honda CRF450 is
K-Dub’s cup of tea.
Every part on Windham’s bike has been strengthened,
lightened, or built to perform better (exhaust pipe included).