Evel Knievel's son makes record-breaking bike-leap

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London, May 26 : American motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel's son has beaten his father's record after jumping 200ft on a motorbike.

Robbie "Kaptain" Knievel, successfully cleared 24 delivery trucks for the feat at Kings Island amusement park, Ohio.

Evel, who passed away at the age of 69 last year due to a lung disease, was a popular entertainer in the United States. His accomplishments include his jump of 115ft over 14 buses at the same site in 1975, in front of millions of US TV viewers.

Robbie wore a white leather suit similar to his father's for his leap in front of a crowd of 40,000 on May 24 and dedicated his feat to Evel.

"I'll be up there to see you soon, Dad, but hopefully not today." The sun quoted him, as saying, before he performed.

Later he told spectators: "Hopefully I'll see you after the jump."

The 46-year-old stunt star raced up a 73ft ski ramp at 90mph before launching into the air through shooting flames.

The moment he landed, he gave a thumbs up and also did a wheelie after that. However, afterwards he revealed that he was left with a sore back.

In fact, the feat was behind Robbie's own 231ft world distance record set in 1998.

ANI

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