Evel Knievel exhibition at Harley's

US-based Harley-Davidson Museum has opened an exhibition on motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel at its headquarters in Milwaukee.

The '1 Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel' - opened to mark the 35th anniversary of Knievel's Wembley Stadium jump - will exhibit some of his most iconic bikes, including the X2 "Skycycle" from his failed attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in 1974.

Harley-Davidson expects to draw bike racing enthusiasts to the exhibition, but those trying to emulate Knievel and his stunts will have to go for a comprehensivemotorbike breakdown cover.

The exhibition, which will showcase fascinating artefacts drawn from both the museum's archives and the Knievel family collection, will run until the first week of September.

Visitors can see his legendary pieces including his signature leathers and cane, personal photographs and letters, and collectors' toys and memorabilia.

Knievel, who set several death-defying records to his credit and rode Harleys throughout his career, suffered one of the worst crashes during his famous stunt in London's Wembley Stadium, where he attempted to jump over 13 buses.

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