American stunt rider Travis Pastrana will try to recreate three of Evel Knievel’s most well-known stunts, together with the Caesars Palace fountain bounce, not on trendy motocross bikes with long-travel suspension, however bikes Evel used.
The “Evel Reside” occasion on July eight in Las Vegas might be broadcast by the Historical past Channel.
Travis will begin by trying to recreate Evel’s 1967 bounce over the 43m-wide Caesars Palace fountain on a 650cc Triumph T120 Bonneville.
Travis’s typical stunt bike is a 500cc, two-stroke hybrid Suzuki/Honda known as “RM-Zilla”.
It has refined fully-adjustable suspension, thick 49mm forks and 309mm of journey
By comparability, Evel’s T120 had non-adjustable cartridge forks and twin shocks with simply 119mm of journey at each ends.
We suspect Travis’s Trumpy may be slightly lighter and embrace some trendy suspension tweaking to assist him efficiently full the bounce.
Evel really didn’t land the Triumph safely and he suffered a crushed pelvis and femur, damaged hip, wrist, and each ankles, plus a concussion.
Extra Travis stunts
in a while July eight, Travis may also attempt to recreate Evel’s jumps over 50 vehicles and 14 buses on a Harley-Davidson XR750 that turned Evel’s trademark stunt bike.
Is it any marvel Evel had a file 433 damaged bones in his profession?
Travis, aged 35, can be no stranger to hazard. The skilled motocross racer, 17-time X Video games winner and multi-world-record-holder has had 32 main surgical procedures.
Historical past Channel spokesman says the three-hour dwell present will embrace interviews with Evel’s household and archive footage of the daredevil in motion.