Viva Knievel was as close as Evel got to being a superhero and his Stratocycle from the movie ranks up there with anything Batman ever rode either on TV or in the movies. Unlike the `90s Batflicks, no one was stupid enough to put nipples on Evel's costume. That shit never would've played. If you ever wanted a Stratocycle yourself, here's your chance. Mecum's is auctioning the one from Viva Knievel this Friday in Vegas.
Its unique and dramatic appearance prompted a toy version of the Stratocycle to be made by Ideal Toy Company ( to this day the most valuable and collectable of all Evel Knievel toys).
The motorcycle has undergone cosmetic restoration; the Plexiglas windscreen and alloy wheels have been replaced to bring it back to screen used appearance.
Measures 96 in. long x 60 in. wide x 54 in. tall. Sold on a Bill of Sale.
This is the only known film-used, stunt-ridden motorcycle by Evel Knievel to reach the auction block.