Robbie Knievel Attempts Death Defying Jump

The son of stunt legend, Evil Knievel, is planning to complete a double-decker bus jump that his late father failed to achieve.

Motorcycling daredevil Robbie Knievel will attempt to clear 16 buses while riding a classic Harley Davidson XR-750, the same model used by his father. On May 25, 1975, Evil Knievel attempted to jump 13 buses at Wembley but crashed in front of an audience of 90,000, breaking his pelvis and ending his career.

Robbie has successfully completed more than 350 professional jumps, including 20 world records. He plans to attempt a 16 bus jump compared to the 13 bus jump of his father. Robbie says “Daredevils are a dying breed. I’m proud to have been raised by one and to be one myself.”

The death-defying stunt will take place in London, possibly at Wembley Stadium on May 22 – 35 years after his father’s attempt.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes, one of the UK’s leading providers of motorbike insurance said: “Thanks to his motorbike stunts, Evil Knievel is world famous. The fact that Robbie is planning to take on a stunt which even his father couldn’t complete is astounding.

“The classic Harley Davidson XR-750 can cost upwards of Pounds Sterling 20,000 and these specialist stunt riders need to take out special motorbike insurance to ensure that they are covered for the high risk of accidents and damage to the bike.”

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SOURCE: Swinton