World Record Motorcycle Jumps Summed Up In An Infographic
Without a doubt, we have Evel Knievel to thank for opening our minds to the limits we can push ourselves and our motorcycles. His numerous record attempts dazzled us, but he also broke every bone in his body in the process. However, he inspired many to follow in his footsteps — to push the limits of man and machine farther and farther. Just how far have we come? Now, thanks to this infographic from Fix.com, we get a glimpse of some of the more spectacular world records man has achieved by launching themselves and their bikes through the air. Take a look below, which one most impresses you? Tell us in the comments section below.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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