Daredevil and freestyle rider Robbie Maddison broke the world record for a motorcycle jump on New Year's Eve at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The successful 322 foot, 7 1/2 inch leap was completed on a Honda CR500 in spite of a 10-12 mph headwind, and Maddison dedicated the jump to the late, great Evel Knievel.
"It was just such a shame [Knievel] wasn't here to see the jump as he has always said it couldn't be done," Maddison later said. And because motorcycle daredevils would lose credibility without a touch of hubris, Maddison teased another upcoming jump by adding, "I know I can go further than tonight. I wasn't going to show my full hand before March 29."
Click on this time lapse photo for a larger view of the historic jump, and stay tuned to find out if Maddison breaks records, bones, or both the next time around.
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