Old-School Cool: Motorcycle Safety

Safety tips from legends of motorcycle cool: Pete Fonda and Evel Knievel

This might be the coolest video you'll see all month. More importantly, you might remember some of the safety tips when it really counts and get yourself out of a jam.

Pete Fonda of Easy Riders fame narrates this timeless video which pairs great riding tips with demonstrative video and some great-looking old AMF Harley-Davidsons. Evel Knievel rivals Steve McQueen as one of the ultimate kings of motorcycle cool. Pulling insane stunts, from 1965-1980 Evel suffered over 430 bone fractures on over 75 different attempted jumps.

While the bikes they are using may not be equipped with the modern technology and safety features some of the bikes we look at today are, the tips and tools they use are timeless and could easily save a life!

Take a look at the video here and share it with a friend, for the safety tips or the old-school style!

Features performance riding by the Los Angeles Police Department. (OPP Museum accession number 2012.51.5)

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