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Doug Danger Will Attempt Evel Knievel’s 22-Car Jump

On Aug. 6, during the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, daredevil Doug Danger will attempt Evel Knievel’s unsuccessful 22-car jump on a vintage 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750.

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On Aug. 6, during the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, daredevil Doug Danger will attempt Evel Knievel’s unsuccessful 22-car jump on a vintage 1972 Harley-Davidson XR-750.
This is the same jump that ultimately lead to Knievel’s defeat. His crew warned the bike would not attain the speed needed to clear the distance, but because Knievel insisted on doing the jump, they built a safety ramp over the last three cars. Knievel bounce-landed on the safety ramp and left defeated. More than 40 years later, Doug Danger is set to attempt the same jump on Knievel’s own bike and clear the 22nd car, but this time there will be no safety ramp. Knievel’s bike has not been altered with the exception of moving a foot peg to accommodate Danger’s Height.
The only modern piece of safety equipment Doug will have is his custom-fitted Bell Star Carbon Helmet.
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