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Damage Control: How the ‘Evel Knievel’ FTR750 was built

Damage Control: How the ‘Evel Knievel’ FTR750 was built

Damage Control: How Travis Pastrana's ‘Evel Knievel’ Indian FTR750 stunt bike was built
It was the biggest moto stunt of the 21st century. In a marketing masterstroke for Indian Motorcycle, Travis Pastrana reprised three of Evel Knievel’s most iconic jumps in one day—including the Caesar’s Palace fountain jump that put Knievel in hospital.

Pastrana picked the Indian Scout FTR750 as his weapon of choice. Why? Because the stunt was an homage to the days before purpose-built FMX machines became a thing.

Damage Control: How Travis Pastrana's ‘Evel Knievel’ Indian FTR750 stunt bike was built
The FTR750 is cleaning up in the AMA Flat Track series right now. But there’s a huge difference between pinning it around a dirt oval and sailing it 149 feet through the air, aiming for a ramp on the other side.

Roland Sands Design was selected to prep the FTR750 for the abuse it would take.…

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