Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Harley-Davidson
5. Evel Knievel Doesn’t Hold the Distance Record for Jumping a Harley
Knievel might be the most famous jumper of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, but he no longer holds the record for the longest jump. His best leap on his XR-750 traveled 133 feet over 14 Greyhound buses in 1975. But in 2008, Bubba Blackwell broke Evel’s record by jumping his XR-750 157 feet.
While Blackwell holds the distance record on a Harley XR-750, the longest-ever jump on a Harley was made by Seth Enslow in 2010. The Crusty Demons of Dirt alum used a modified XR1200 to leap an incredible 183.7 feet.