Pastrana to recreate 3 most famous Evel Knievel jumps

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5/16/2018 7:58 AM

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5/16/2018 8:05 AM

Paging Kenny!!

" Here’s the twist: Pastrana won’t be performing the stunts on a dirt bike, he’ll attempt the jumps on an Indian Scout FTR750. Pastrana wants to jump a motorcycle that was similar to the ones Evel used. "

He must of saw your Indian motorcycle thread , and decided to join the club.

Side note : Travis is nuts.

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5/16/2018 8:10 AM

Goofy ass. He’s a made man and still out there trying to kill him self lol

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5/16/2018 8:20 AM

jeffro503 wrote:

Paging Kenny!!

" Here’s the twist: Pastrana won’t be performing the stunts on a dirt bike, he’ll attempt the jumps on an ...more

Haha....I love that he’s doing it on a heavy bike and not a 450

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5/16/2018 9:15 AM

TP will never know when to call it quits, will he?

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5/16/2018 9:23 AM

Well it's still not the SAME as what Knievel used. Travis will have new technology suspension and components. Put him on one of Evil's old bike's and let him try?

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5/16/2018 9:26 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Well it's still not the SAME as what Knievel used. Travis will have new technology suspension and components. Put him on one ...more

A. Indian is paying him to do it....

B. Travis would still nail it on either bike...

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5/16/2018 9:35 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Well it's still not the SAME as what Knievel used. Travis will have new technology suspension and components. Put him on one ...more

ML512 wrote:

A. Indian is paying him to do it....

B. Travis would still nail it on either bike...

Im a little terrified for him

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5/16/2018 9:39 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Well it's still not the SAME as what Knievel used. Travis will have new technology suspension and components. Put him on one ...more

ML512 wrote:

A. Indian is paying him to do it....

B. Travis would still nail it on either bike...

I never said he couldn't do it. I'm just saying there is not as much comparison in bikes as they lead to believe. He could do it in his Rally Car, Travis is Nuts!

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5/16/2018 9:40 AM

i dont think this is a good idea. lol. please travis reconsider.

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5/16/2018 9:51 AM

Evils Bike: Photo

And the Bike Travis will use has updated technology and framing.
Photo

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5/16/2018 9:57 AM

I call he does a heel clicker over at least one, if not all the jumps, as well

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5/16/2018 9:58 AM

HEAVY BIKES SON!

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5/16/2018 10:00 AM

Photo

Anything Travis does is usually worth watching. But I'm not sure the Indian is real comparable to the suspension, wheels etc of some of the bikes Evel used. How about this Laverada 750 he used for a bit.
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5/16/2018 10:51 AM

FRANK121 wrote:

Evils Bike: Photo

And the Bike Travis will use has updated technology and framing.
Photo

Lol not even close to the same bike. I’m not sure why anyone would say or claim that.

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5/16/2018 11:03 AM

Well as someone who was around for Evil and went to his Snake River jump (rocket launch) and someone who has seen Travis’s life on a bike I have no doubt in my mind that Travis’s skill on two wheels far surpasses Evils and anything that Evil jumped, using Evils bike Travis could do the same without breaking the bones Evil did.

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5/16/2018 11:08 AM

Well, it's way more ballsy than doing it on an RM250-

Bigger stones than most humans

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5/16/2018 11:28 AM

I believe the Caesers Palace jump was done on a Triumph. I wonder how many jumps Evel actually did on H-D's?

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5/16/2018 11:45 AM

KennyT wrote:

Well as someone who was around for Evil and went to his Snake River jump (rocket launch) and someone who has seen Travis’s ...more

I'm with you on this one. IMHO Travis has to be in the discussion for the most talented person to ever ride a dirt bike.

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5/16/2018 12:09 PM

backflip baby.......w00t

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5/16/2018 12:17 PM

FRANK121 wrote:

Evils Bike: Photo

And the Bike Travis will use has updated technology and framing.
Photo

TDeath21 wrote:

Lol not even close to the same bike. I’m not sure why anyone would say or claim that.

No one is claiming that. here is the quote.

"Here’s the twist: Pastrana won’t be performing the stunts on a dirt bike, he’ll attempt the jumps on an Indian Scout FTR750. Pastrana wants to jump a motorcycle that was similar to the ones Evel used.

“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,” said 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.”

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Ed Johnson

5/16/2018 12:25 PM

The new Indian is made to turn left not go up and down.They may do a few TT races where they get off the ground , but they still land like a ton of bricks. pinch

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Ed Johnson

5/16/2018 12:36 PM

I'm not really a street bike guy but that Indian looks soooooo sick.

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5/16/2018 12:53 PM

FRANK121 wrote:

Evils Bike: Photo

And the Bike Travis will use has updated technology and framing.
Photo

TDeath21 wrote:

Lol not even close to the same bike. I’m not sure why anyone would say or claim that.

Lol, like it matters!! Neither one of those bikes have any business being airborne haha.

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5/16/2018 12:56 PM

There's a real possibility that Indian is looking to offer these in larger quantities to the public. What better way to promote this than to hire to Travis pull on the heart strings of Evel Knievel nostalgia by jumping 3 of Evel's "stunts" on an Indian FTR750.

Don't look now but you guys are talking about it...Mission Accomplished Indian...Mission Accomplished.

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5/16/2018 1:43 PM

I would love to have a new Indian 750 and would like to have a old HD XR750 flat tracker too but neither one would ever get the back wheel off the ground, I would only turn left. cool

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Ed Johnson

5/16/2018 1:47 PM

Hell Gary Wells couldn't even find the landing ramp on a motocross bike. blush

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Ed Johnson

5/16/2018 2:15 PM

Looks like we're gonna need another Timmy.

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My wife calls you guys the Yahoos.

5/16/2018 2:19 PM

You haters need to look at it the other way... If Evel had a 2008 Suzuki RM250, he would have used it.

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5/16/2018 2:23 PM

Jeez...be careful Travis and good luck!

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