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Travis Pastrana pays tribute to Evel Knievel by attempting most-iconic stunts live

'Evel Live' event at Indian Motorcycle of SD
Posted at 10:39 AM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 13:04:33-04

(KGTV) – Freestyle motocross rider, Travis Pastrana, will pay tribute to Evel Knieval by recreating three of the late legend's most-iconic jumps Sunday night at Caesars Palace live on the History Channel.

The event, 'Evel Live' will be televised July 8th at 5 p.m. and will feature Pastrana jumping a v-twin motorcycle over 50 crushed cars, 16 Greyhound buses, and the famous Caesars Palace fountain that nearly killed Knievel 50 years ago.

Pastrana entered the action sports scene when he placed gold at X Games in 1999 at 15 years-old, and has since then go onto land the first double back flip on a dirt bike and tours the world performing stunts with Nitro Circus.

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Pastrana will attempt the jumps on a modified Indian Scout FTR750, a modern-day flat track bike similar to the type of motorcycle Knieval used to jump, which are heavier than modern motocross bikes.

"I got on the Indian [Scout] and it was like, 'Holy cow, it's like jumping a tank.' Now I understand why Evel crashed so much," Pastrana told the AP in an interview.

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Indian Motorcycle of San Diego will be hosting a live watch event on the big screen July 8th at 5 p.m., and will feature food provided by Burros and Fries, raffles, games, prizes and more!

Indian Motorcycle of San Diego
9240 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California 92123
(858) 277-0422