8. A Speeding Motorcycle
Date: February 10, 1966
Location: Barstow, CA
Successful Jump: No
Injuries Sustained: Sprained groin and cracked ribs
During one of Knievel's most dangerous motorcycle jumps ever, he wasn't even actually on a bike. Rather, he was standing on his own two feet and tried to jump over a bike speeding directly at him (similar to how Kobe Bryant jumped over a car in those Nike commercials a few years ago through the power of special effects). But, he jumped too late and the bike hit him right in the ... well, we're sure you can guess where it hit him. Needless to say, he never tried this "jump" again.