Triumph Raced Virtually Everything In 2013 – VideoThu, 24 Oct 2013
You may not have realized it, but Triumph North America raced in everything from AMA road racing, AMA flat track, and FIM land speed racing in 2013. And because that wasn’t enough, it also teamed up with Ernie Vigil and Nick Apex to produce some of our favorite stunt riding videos, too. Couldn’t catch it all? Check out the video after the jump to get caught up.
The accompanying video catches some exciting moments for Triumph during the 2013 season. In the road racing arena, Triumph campaigned a Daytona 675R in AMA Daytona Sportbike competition with riders Elena Myers, Bobby Fong, Kenny Riedmann, and Jason DiSalvo. In AMA flat track, Mikey Martin piloted a highly modified flat tracker based on the Bonneville. From there, DiSalvo was again tapped by Triumph to pilot a 1000 hp streamliner powered by two Rocket III engines, all in an attempt to break the 400 mph barrier. Finally, Vigil and Apex wowed us with their amazing bike control in a series of viral videos you’ve more than likely seen already. Still their feats are no less impressive.
Apart from the major events like AMA racing, Triumph and DiSalvo also took part in other forms of racing, as the New Yorker made a guest appearance aboard a Thruxton at Barber Motorsports Park, in AHRMA’s penultimate round. Back on the salt flats, DiSalvo rode a variety of bikes, like the 675, Thruxton, and Rocket III as fast as they could go.
This year was no doubt an exciting year for the historic British brand. Here’s hoping for even more in 2014.
By Troy Siahaan
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