Dearly Departed: Remembering Kaptain Robbie Knievel, Son of Evel

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. 

"Captain" Robbie Knievel. Media sourced rom the New York Times.
“Captain” Robbie Knievel. Media sourced from the New York Occasions.

“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.”

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Ali Abdo seen on his trip, 'The Ride to Cop27.' Media sourced from The National.
"Captain" Robbie Knievel, shown also in footage with father Evel. Media sourced rom the New York Post.
“Captain” Robbie Knievel, proven additionally in footage with father Evel. Media sourced rom the New York Submit.

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.

*Media sourced from Oil Metropolis Information and the New York Submit*