It’s with heavy hearts that we impart the lack of yet one more pivotal motorsports icon.
Robert Edward “Kaptain” Knievel II – the son of Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel and an American motorcyclist and stunt performer in his personal proper – handed on the age of 60 after battling pancreatic most cancers.
As a daredevil carrying birthright of his father’s legacy, Robbie didn’t disappoint; in line with RideApart, his personal profession concerned over 350 jumps, spanning greater than three many years of methods (feats like 1989’s leap of the Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace fountains).
That astounding bravery got here with a value, as Robbie’s brother imparted.
“Daredevils don’t dwell simple lives,” admits Kelly.
“He was an ideal daredevil. Folks don’t actually perceive how scary it’s what my brother did.”
After son Robbie’s leap of the Caesar’s Palace fountains, we’re instructed that, regardless of the person’s concern for his son’s security, “His dad was there to cheer him on and hug him after Robbie efficiently nailed the leap that had severely injured Evel over 20 years prior, in 1967.”
Having grown his story from a humble Honda 50 mini bike, Robbie now leaves behind an iconic heritage that may at all times be part of our group.
Our hearts are with Knievel’s household throughout this time; condolences from the staff at WBW, we want the perfect for the approaching seasons.
Have you ever ever seen a Knievel in motion? Tell us under, and as ever – keep protected on the twisties.