Travis Pastrana recreates 3 Evel Knievel jumps

Travis Pastrana recreates 3 Evel Knievel jumps

Stunt maestro Travis Pastrana has successfully recreated three of Evel Knievel’s most famous jumps in one night in Las Vegas on an Indian FTR750 Scout. In the first 143’ jump over 52 cars and the third 149’ jump over the Caesars Palace fountain, Travis even completes the stunts with endos in the braking area.  Harder …

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Travis Pastrana recreates Evel Knievel stunts

Travis Pastrana recreates Evel Knievel stunts

American stunt rider Travis Pastrana will attempt to recreate three of Evel Knievel’s most famous stunts, including the Caesars Palace fountain jump, not on modern motocross bikes with long-travel suspension, but bikes Evel used. The “Evel Live” event on July 8 in Las Vegas will be broadcast live by the History Channel in the US. …

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Evel Knievel special Indian

Special Evel Knievel Indian on show

Riders can get up close and personal tomorrow (May 27, 2017) with some Evel Knievel memorabilia and a special Indian motorcycle once owned by the famous stuntman. Owner of the Eagle Heights FoodWorks on Mt Tamborine, Michael Ashley, says he and some local Evel fans are putting on the display in the carpark of his store …

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Evel Knievel leathers

Evel Knievel leathers, walking stick for sale

Racing leathers and a diamond-encrusted walking stick claimed to have belonged to the godfather of stunt riders, Evel Knievel, have been auctioned online. The two items were sold over the weekend in a joint lot for $US78,000 (about $A101,000). The items, sold by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, are claimed to be original and were offered by …

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Eddie Braun with Evel Spirit X-2

Jump completes Evel Knievel stunt

A Hollywood stuntman has completed a steam-powered “motorcycle” stunt jump across Snake River Canyon that motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel so famously failed to do in 1974. Evel fan Eddie Braun, 54, rocketed to about 400mph (643km/h) to jump the 488m across the Idaho canyon on Friday before a parachute deployed and safely brought him back to earth. He said …

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Eddie Braun with Evel Spirit X-2

Jump to finish Evel Knievel’s stunt

A Hollywood stuntman plans to complete the steam-powered “motorcycle” rocket jump across Snake River Canyon that motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel so famously failed to do in 1974 (see the video above). Evel fan Eddie Braun, 54, now hopes to finish the job on September 17, 2016, jumping 488m across Snake River Canyon in Idaho. The …

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Evel Knievel Stratocycle in a scene form the movie

Can you beat our motorbike quiz whiz?

Dale, our Quiz Whiz has set some tough questions for this week’s motorcycle trivia quiz and you will need to know about Evel Knievel, Sturgis and our new Motorbike Writer, Jake Dolan! It will pay off with good results if you’ve been avidly reading Motorbike Writer. We trust you not to use Google, Wikipedia or …

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Easy Rider

Not So Easy Rider safety film

This 1973 safety film starring Easy Rider star Peter Fonda and legendary stuntman Evel Knievel is not only hilarious, with some great period music, but also still surprisingly relevant today. While the film doesn’t endorse lane filtering or splitting, most of the information supplied is still as relevant today as it was in the 1970s …

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin chopper sold at auction

Bikes ridden by Led Zeppelin drummer the late John Bonham, Evel Knievel and The Fonz in Happy Days have starred at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia. Bonham’s custom Triumph “Sunset Tripper” chopper ridden in the epic documentary film The Song Remains the Same, has been sold for $US40,000 in the Profiles In History auction. The Fonzie and Evel bikes have …

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Evel Knievel's Stratocycle

Fonz and Evel Knievel motorcycles auctioned 

An auction of Hollywood memorabilia is featuring motorbikes ridden by Evel Knievel in a movie and The Fonz in Happy Days as well as Fonzie’s leather jacket. These iconic bikes and jacket will be auctioned in the Profiles In History auction from September 30 to October 1. Evel Knievel’s Stratocycle from his 1977 feature film “Viva Knievel” cost just …

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