Evel Knievel landed (and missed) some of the biggest motorcycle jumps in history, becoming become one of the greatest American Icons of the 1970's. From the famous Grand Canyon jump he never attempted, to the televised Caesar's Palace crash of 1967, he will always be remembered as fearless.
Born To Ride
“I love the feeling of the fresh air on my face and the wind blowing through my hair” — Evel Knievel
Some people were just born to ride a motorcycle. The open road, the wind on your back, and the feeling that only comes from your favorite bike.
Your insurance company loves you too, especially when you wear your helmet. Let your insurance company know that you use a DOT approved helmet and you may qualify for discounts or bonus coverage.
“My wife and I, we like to ride where there's not much traffic.” — Evel Knievel
You both have bikes? Do you only take them out on the weekends? That's great! When your bike is not used as your daily commuter, you save. And when you bundle multiple policies together - like one for your spouse, you'll have even greater discounts.
“If I'm out trail riding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I've got a favorite. If I'm jumping, I have a favorite, and if I'm racing, I have a favorite.” — Evel Knievel
Having the right bike for the style of riding you do most is important. Why pay extra to insure a 2,000cc sportbike when you're more of a weekend cruiser? It's not like you're jumping the Grand Canyon, right?
“Harley Davidson is the finest company in the world.” — Evel Knievel
You have your favorite bike - and your favorite brand. Brand does matter. Before you buy, research the bike you're looking at. Is it popular with thieves? Is it reliable? Having a great bike from a great brand not only makes you happy, it'll make your insurance carrier happy too - especially if they don't have to pay any claims.
“I am the last gladiator in the New Rome. I go into the arena and I compete against destruction and I win! And next week I go out there and I do it again.” — Evel Knievel
Gladiators who want to win get training. Why? They don't want to make careless mistakes that could cost them everything.
Take a certified motorcycle training course and you too can come out a winner too. You'll learn good riding habits that will help keep you safe, and you can earn insurance discounts! (Tip - don't tell your insurance company you're a gladiator.)
“A motorcycle coming down from 30 feet at 70 mph gives you a terrible jolt.” — Evel Knievel
Here's another safety and saving tip: get rid of that jolt by adding anti-lock brakes to your bike. These and other additional safety features can improve the value of your bike while qualifying you for more insurance premium discounts.
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A Word of Caution
“I've been in a treatment center for drinkin'. I stayed for two days, then escaped” — Evel Knievel
Oh boy. No drinking and riding. Period. You can save thousands of dollars by NOT getting into an accident or getting a DUI. Escape, get home safely, THEN you can crack a cold one.
“I am a lucky, lucky person.” — Evel Knievel
You're no Evel Knievel. He is the world record holder for the number of bones broken, with 433 fractured bones! By staying safe and avoiding risks (like jumping over stuff), you can keep your bones in one piece and build a good driving record. And guess what? That driving record will help you save on your insurance too!