The Knievel "Bones" bike will be on display at the 31st annual Spring Motorcycle Show, April 1–2, 2023. Come out and snap a selfie with this one of a kind bike!
In 2005, the TV network A&E commissioned a chopper to be built by Knievel Customs for Knievel's Wild Ride, a new series they were launching, build around Robbie Knievel. The bike was named The Bones Bike. A year later, A&E canceled the show and Evel Knievel, Robbie's dad, bought the bike from A&E and incorporated it in his travelling motorcycle show.
When Evel Knievel passed away in 2007, the "Bones" bike was passed on to Robbie who used it as his personal chopper. Robbie went on to ride and show the bike from time to time, but eventually sold it in 2012 to the present owner.
About Robbie Knievel
Robbie Knievel started jumping his bike at age 4 and by 7, he was riding motorcycles. When he turned 8 he performed his first show with his father at Madison Square Gardens. Four years later, he was touring with his dad. However, Robbie's relationship with his dad was tough and by 16, he moved out, strayed from jump and took up a pretty tough lifestyle.
After several years, Knievel returned to jumping. Eventually, his persistence would outlast naysayers' criticisms. During his career he had completed more than 350 jumps and set some 20 world records.
In 1989, Knievel shut down the Las Vegas Strip to jump Caesars Palace Fountain. Ten years later, he completed a building-to-building jump and in 2000, he jumped the Grand Canyon.
Each jump came with a price. Knievel's list of injuries grew – more than 20 broken bones, knee surgery, torn ligaments and a concussion or two.
Robbie the ‘Kaptain’ was quoted “I'm not an adrenaline junkie...I'm a modern gypsy.”
Knievel completed every jump his father attempted, with the exception of two jumps; the bus-jumping record set at Kings Island, Ohio in 1975, and the failed Snake River Canyon jump in 1974.
On January 13, 2023, Robbie died from pancreatic cancer in Reno, Nevada at age 60.