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Chasing Evel with Indian Motorcycle and Nitro Circus

Evel Live

Indian Motorcycle with Nitro Circus
Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana
Travis Pastrana "The impossible is not impossible, it just hasn't been done yet." Nitro Circus Co-Founder, 11 Time X Games Gold Medalist

Any fan of action sports will know the name. Travis Pastrana was born in Maryland and by four years old was already riding a one-speed motorcycle. In 1998, the then fourteen year-old captured the world freestyle championship, Travis served notice of his versatility; but he was just getting started. “I won the first pro race I ever entered (125cc) and also won a gold medal in freestyle at X Games even though I was the youngest person there,” Pastrana recalls.

As the ringleader of Nitro Circus, Travis is committed to the progression of action sports as a whole. His “Pastranaland” complex outside of Annapolis, MD serves as testing ground for new ramps and tricks, with athletes coming from around the world to push their own limits.

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2018 Travis Pastrana Jumps

The Recreation of Three Historic Jumps

Stacked Car Jump

Evel is remembered for his numerous distance jumps over rows of crushed cars. To kick off the night, Pastrana soared over the length of 52 stacked, crushed cars.

Bus Jump

In October 1975, Evel jumped a massive 133 feet, clearing 14 buses in Kings Island, OH. On July 8th, Pastrana pushed the limits even further, clearing 16 buses.

Caesars Palace Fountain Jump

Recreating Evel Knievel's ill-fated 1967 jump, Pastrana launched 150 ft. over Caesars Palace's iconic fountain riding an Indian Scout FTR750, then successfully landed and rode out on the other side.

Evel Live 2

Just over 50 years after Evel Knievel’s attempt to jump the fountain at Caesars Palace, Travis Pastrana honored his legacy by recreating three of Evel’s most famous jumps successfully.

On July 7th, 2019 at the San Bernardino Airport in front of millions of TV viewers, Nitro Circus rider Vicki Golden pushed the boundaries on what is possible with a machine. Vicki became the first woman to attempt the firewall record, riding a new FTR 1200 at high speed through a series of 13 flaming wooden boards, breaking the previous record of 12.

Event photographs were taken by Nick Hamilton @hamiltonick

Two Legends - Evel Knievel and Travis Pastrana
Vicki Golden - Breaking Through

Ever since she stepped onto the motocross scene, Vicki Golden has been changing the perception of women on dirtbikes. Growing up in San Diego, California, she started riding and racing motorcycles at a young age. She was the first female team member of the infamous Metal Mulisha and has won three consecutive gold medals for Women’s Moto X Racing at the X Games. In 2014, she was nominated for the Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY award. Now Vicki has added the firewall world record to her resume.

The Indian FTR 1200

With true flat tracker style and the performance to back it up—this was the perfect choice for Vicki Golden's ground breaking record attempt. The same features might just make this the motorcycle you've been waiting for.

Indian FTR 1200
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