21 In ’21: Ben Bostrom, The Bostrom Mystique

The following is part one of the 14th episode of our “21 In ‘21” series that highlights one of the 21 AMA Superbike Champions each week as we move through the 2021 MotoAmerica season – the 45th year of the premier class championship.

Ben Bostrom proved that being consistent wins championships. In clinching the 1998 AMA Superbike Championship aboard his Honda RC45 – and a spot in our “21 in ’21” celebration – Bostrom finished in the top five in all but two races the entire season, and he scored podium finishes at Road Atlanta, Road America, and the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It was an amazing season in which Bostrom didn’t win the battles, but he absolutely won the war. 1998 was also his springboard to stardom not only in the U.S. but around the globe as he later moved up to the World Superbike Championship.

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