Tyler Channels Evel Knievel, Fails

John Burns
by John Burns

Surely there’s some kind of online calculator that can tell you how far apart to place the take-off and landing ramps when you’re attempting to jump an ’87 Harley-Davidson FXR? If so, our hero failed to consult it: Who knew a thing that big could fly so high and far off of a ramp that didn’t look like it would stand up to the launch in the first place? Our hero really did stick the landing, but walked away in spite of it, and lives to fly another day.

If you try this at home, please Google “ramp separation distance for motorcycle jumps” before your flight.

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  • Gruf Rude Gruf Rude on Mar 05, 2018

    Not as big a fail as Evel's fountain jump at Caesar's Palace.

  • Harold O'Brien Harold O'Brien on Mar 05, 2018

    "Surely there’s some kind of online calculator... " Yes, it's called physics and people smart enough to do it are too smart for these shenanigans. Give him high makes for cojones though.