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Farewell to Dick Mann, historical winner of the Daytona 200 Miles with Honda

In Europe he is mainly remembered because in 1970 he was able to bring the Honda CB 750 to victory in the 200 miles of Daytona beating riders of the caliber of Mike Hailwood, Gary Nixon and Gene Romero

News: Farewell to Dick Mann, historical winner of the Daytona 200 Miles with Honda

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Dick Mann, one of the most iconic American racers of his era, passed away yesterday at the age of 87.

Mann won the AMA Grand National Championship twice and was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1993, and into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1998.

In Europe, he is best remembered for his ability to lead the Honda CB 750 to victory in the 1970 Daytona 200-mile race, beating the likes of Mike Hailwood, Gary Nixon and Gene Romero.

Inspiration for many, in his white leather suit that he wore over what looked like boxing boots, foreshadowing the style then brought forward by Lino Dainese, an exhibition was dedicated to him entitled SuperMann.

Godspeed SuperMann.

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