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Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:32:38 am »


https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/travis-pastrana-evel-jump/

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Just over 50 years after Evel Knievelís attempt to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace, Travis Pastrana will honor his legacy by recreating three of Evelís most famous jumps.

On July 8th in front of Caesars Palace, steps from Las Vegas Boulevard and in front of millions of TV viewers, Pastrana will push the boundaries on what is possible with man and machine,
jumping an Indianģ Scoutģ FTR750 V-twin motorcycle all while creating Las Vegasí next iconic moment.

Three Jumps
Car Jump
Evel is remembered for his numerous distance jumps over rows of crushed cars. To kick off the night, Pastrana will attempt to soar over the length of 52 stacked crushed cars.

Bus Jump
On October 1975, Evel jumped a massive 133 feet, clearing 14 buses in Kings Island, OH. On July 8th, Pastrana will push the limits even further, clearing 16 buses.

Caesars Palace Fountain Jump
Recreating Evel Knievelís ill-fated 1967 jump, Pastrana will attempt to launch 150-ft. over Caesars Palaceís iconic fountain riding an Indian Scout FTR750, then successfully land and ride out on the other side.



Will be watching this closely!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 11:43:48 am »
Interesting choice of bike, or just the biggest sponsor?
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 11:43:54 am »
"Best known for jumping Harley-Davidson XR750s, Knievel also jumped Nortons, Hondas, Triumphs and American Eagles"...interesting that Pastrana chooses an Indian for the job. As if Harley didnt have their heads in their hands enough already.

Best of luck to him though! It's going to be quite something to see  :thumleft:
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 11:49:10 am »
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 12:02:11 pm »
Fekking crazy .....that's all I can say  ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 12:15:36 pm »
Pastrana has done a lot of crazy stuff on a bike including a couple of world first's.

Guess he won't be trying to be the first to do a triple back flip.
Maybe now at the end(ish) of his extreme career he is looking at repeating something iconic.

I have been a fan of him for many years so it will be interesting to see these jumps.
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 12:24:04 pm »
Not a good choice of bike.
Most of Knievel's jumps ended in hospital cause he fell his arse off because his choice of bike could not land at all.

The Ceaser's palace jump/fall.

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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 01:09:02 pm »
Not a good choice of bike.
Most of Knievel's jumps ended in hospital cause he fell his arse off because his choice of bike could not land at all.

The Ceaser's palace jump/fall.


I'm sure that Indians suspension has been beefed up considerably
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 02:21:10 pm »
Agreed. Pastrana is Mr Nitro Circus - he will get the physics right, plus the bike technology is way better than in the 60's. But there is always the risk factor of chance that no one can anticipate or control.
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 02:24:34 pm »
Problem I see with the type of bike is the weight of the engine. It pulls the front end down instead of landing on the back wheel.
Landing on the front wheel is when things go wrong.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 02:47:41 pm »
 :sip: Entertaining stuff
 

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Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 07:45:16 pm »
If thereís one man who can...
Pastrana is a master at taking risks.
All his stunts are very well calculated and planned.
And obviously his got balls of steel ....and some titanium mixed together.
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 08:09:55 pm »
Well, if I was gonna jump anything American ,,,,,,,,,,,, it would be an Indian  :thumleft:
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 09:11:03 pm »
Well, if I was gonna jump anything American ,,,,,,,,,,,, it would be an Indian  :thumleft:

That's what Genl Custer thought as well  :deal:
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 09:43:17 pm »
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 08:10:25 am »
If thereís one man who can...
Pastrana is a master at taking risks.
All his stunts are very well calculated and planned.
And obviously his got balls of steel ....and some titanium mixed together.
For sure, his balls weigh more than the Indian's motor
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2018, 03:48:37 pm »
Jump 1 : 52 cars   :thumleft:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1akTTuuKmQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1akTTuuKmQ</a>

Jump 2 : 16 buses   :eek7:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxlvlF9-rY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sxlvlF9-rY</a>

Jump 3 : the fountain

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTqHfhPflHs" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTqHfhPflHs</a>
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 10:16:35 am »
I think itís cool that some of these iconic jumps of their time are being recreated. If you look at the comments online itís amazing to see the differing perspectives of some. Different era, different laws, different building techniques on the very over engineered ramps, differing budget and differing organisational skills etc

I think that my view is the same as its always been, you get some people who will jump a bike over a gap and you get those who wonít.
I fall in the latter and always look on in amazement at those who do.
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2018, 11:11:23 am »
Agreed. He clears those jumps with room to spare - i.e. a large safety margin built in. The key is, Pastrana will take risks, but calculated risks. That's why Nitro Circus is such a success.
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Re: Travis Pastrana to recreate three Evel Knievel jumps!
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 11:15:32 am »
Nitro Circus : Action Figures 2!!  :thumleft:

<a href="https://youtu.be/5PnmfCQmxtk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtu.be/5PnmfCQmxtk</a>
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