Travis Pastrana’s Indian Scout FTR750 by RSD

Aug 13, 2018

Category: Rides

Last month, Travis Pastrana made history when he accomplished three record-breaking jumps – trying to successfully land the jump that Evel Knievel almost died attempting. He did it on the back of an incredible machine, an Indian Scout FTR750, which was built by Roland Sands and painted in the glimmering livery of the legendary daredevil.

When Travis Pastrana asked the team at Roland Sands to help create a bike powerful enough to launch him over 52 cars, then over 16 buses, and then over the 149-foot-tall fountain in front of Caesar’s Palace, they say they were “honored and horrified.” But they agreed to build the motorcycle that they hoped would give the Knievel-reincarnation the oomph to get over the hump. What they produced was a masterful machine, custom built-out from an Indian Scout FTR750, a fittingly All-American base for the build. New bars, risers, foot controls, and gripper seat were installed. The bike was put to in-house destruction testing as well as advanced computer analyzed FEA testing to make sure that Pastrana wouldn’t end up like his predecessor did after attempting the same jump (Knievel suffered a crushed pelvis and femur, fractures to his hip, wrist, both ankles as well as a concussion). Good news – Travis succeeded on all accounts. Watch him and the Indian take the amazing leaps.

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