Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Knievel Triumph Connection

There's an interesting posting on The Selvedge Yard about Evel's jump bikes.

It's crazy how successful Evel's HD endorsement was in tying his name to the brand. I've argued with many a Hardcore Biker™ (A.K.A. Dentists) about Evel having ridden Triumphs in his early career. According the the post Knievel admitted the Triumph was his favorite jump bike – “The Harley’s got a little too much torque when it comes to jumping,” according to him.

'67 TT Special complete with insanely rare SkyCycle JATO rocket option package
 Unfortunately said Hardcore Biker™ never countered "Of course you know he rode Laverdas too you dumbass." It's kind of a shame really. I learn something new every day.

Evel Knievel’s Laverda 750cc American Eagle motorcycle that he rode from December 1969 to April 1970.

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