The Jump That Never Happened
Time will stand still on Thursday, Aug, 6, 2015, as you wait to witness an unlikely victory or an unspeakable tragedy. Your heart will race, and you’ll clench your teeth, but nothing will be able to pull your gaze from an attempt at the insane motorcycle stunt the great Evel Knievel was never able to complete — a 22-car jump on Evel’s own vintage 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750.
Odds were stacked against Knievel® when he attempted this world-record jump in 1972. His crew warned the bike would be unable to reach the speed it needed to clear the distance, and they were right.