American motorcycle racer and famous daredevil Travis Pastrana will try to complete three of the most famous jumps made by Evel Knievel. Pastrana has teamed up with Indian Motorcycles for the “Evel Live” event, which will premiere on Sunday, July the 8th.
The event will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Travis Pastrana has chosen to use an Indian Scout FTR 750, a flat track bike.
He will attempt three of Knievel’s most famed jumps on the Scout FTR750, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound buses, and the ill-fated Caesars Palace fountain jump that left Evel Knievel grasping for his life. If successful, Pastrana will be the first individual to complete all three jumps in one three-hour timespan and on a motorcycle similar to those Evel used.
Even though Travis Pastrana is known for his insane stunts, this time he won’t have an easy task, especially because he doesn’t know the Scout FTR 750 that well and it’ll be the first time jumping on a V-twin bike
“It was extremely important to use a motorcycle similar to the ones Evel jumped. The Indian Scout FTR 750 is just that, a modern-day evolution of the flat track motorcycles of the past,” says Pastrana. “It has the power I need and handles well, but I’m only going to have a few days to get comfortable on it, not to mention I’ve never jumped a V-twin before. I’ve got my work cut out, but we’re used to going big at Nitro Circus, so we’ll make it happen”.
Will Travis Pastrana make all three jumps from Evel Knievel?
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