Evel Knievel made one of his trademark jumps on a Triumph in San Francisco’s Civic Center, November 23, 1967. He’s riding a brand-new and mildly customized ‘TT’ Bonneville. It’s widely thought that Evel only jumped using Harleys, but Triumphs were his bike of choice in the mid-60s; lighter and faster!

Evel Knievel jumping a Triumph in San Francisco’s Civic Center. [Private Collection]
Evel wheelies his ’67 Triumph TT Special in front of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. [Fred Kaplan – Getty images]
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