We shared the announcement that Travis Pastrana is going to repeat three of Evel Knievel's jumps, including the infamous Caesar's Palace fountains. Numerous stuntmen have attempted the Vegas jump, and there have been successes. The difference is, Pastrana will attempt all three on the same day, and he'll be doing it on a contemporary version of the bikes Knievel used.
Pastrana has been supplied an Indian FTR750 and is using the same suspension the production flat track race bike is supplied with, that has a maximum of 115mm (4.5in of travel). There has been talk and social media posts of Roland Sands Designs preparing the bikes, but it's not obvious wants changed, . Perhaps strengthened the footrest mounts, and other mounting points?
The evening of stunts includes three jumps: 52+ crushed cars, 16 Greyhound buses and the Caesars Palace fountain jump, and it's being screened live on the History Channel, in the USA, this SUNDAY at 8PM ET (5PM PT).
For the sub-rock dwellers, If you're not familiar with Travis Pastrana, get a measure of him in this taster for his new Nitro Circus film - Action Figures 2. If you're in the US, you can see the full first Action Figures free on a service called Sony Crackle.
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Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide. Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multi platform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment.