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The Thrice Crowned King

Recently at Pittsburgh International Raceway, Yamaha Racing rider Jake Gagne claimed his third consecutive MotoAmerica title in spectacular fashion, the champ winning all three Superbike races across the weekend, a “threepeat to solidify his threepeat.” This, with two more race rounds and four Superbike races left on the schedule. Gagne left no doubt about his dominance and dynasty in the MotoAmerica Superbike class, writing a new page in the AMA Road Racing history books.

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All-American Racing Team in Moto2 World Championship

There was a time when Americans dominated the grids and the podiums of world championship motorcycle racing. “King Kenny” Roberts, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, “Fast Freddie’ Spencer, Kevin Schwantz, Scott Russell, John Kocinski, Kenny Roberts Jr., “Texas Tornado” Colin Edwards, and “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden among others all found glory on the international superbike stage. One wonders how Ben Spies would have fared had he stayed healthy, or what Josh Hayes could have achieved had he made the leap. After many years of drought, with few Americans finding success (the last American to win a superbike world championship was Hayden in 2006), American motorcycle road racing is making a comeback thanks to MotoAmerica and hence, more Americans are jumping to the world championships (WSBK and MotoGP) again.

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Original and Ultimate

Cue the Triumph 765 Daytona Moto2 Edition which was produced as a commemoration to Triumph’s return to the world championship. 765 models were produced with a claimed 128 hp and branded as the Ultimate Daytona. I did not order one, partly because my focus is on racing and as my wife likes to point out to me, we are short on garage space. However, a good friend of mine and fellow contributor Gerard was lucky enough to acquire one. Once I found this out I pitched the idea to him of a comparison between our Daytonas and he was immediately on board. It was time to see how the Original and the Ultimate compared.

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Triumph To Showcase Roadsters At MotoAmerica Opener

Triumph Motorcycles is geared up and ready for the opening round of the 2021 MotoAmerica Series at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, April 30-May 2. The British brand, with its North American headquarters based in Atlanta, is excited to show off its latest roadster models to the enthusiastic fans of MotoAmerica, North America’s premier motorcycle road racing series.

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