Daredevils: A Century of Spine-Tingling Spectacles  

Presented by Harley-Davidson Museum at Harley-Davidson Museum

06/15/2019 - 09/08/2019


Daredevils have thrilled audiences for centuries. What began with horse trick riders in circuses inspired new generations of entertainers on bicycles, motorcycles, cars – even flying sofa chairs. From touring thrill shows to Hollywood movie stunt work, “Daredevils” celebrates the exciting history of these death-defying. Witness how incredible feats from long ago inspire modern-day risk-takers.

Drawing on the legendary acts from around the world that left sold-out audiences slack-jawed, “Daredevils” will feature a cavalcade of performers who’ve leapt to fame. A few highlights include:


  • The Urias Family Globe of Death, which was first constructed in 1912 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Four generations of the Urias family thrilled audiences the world over with their gravity-defying performances within the globe before it was retired in 2009.

  • A Harley-Davidson XR-750 ridden by perhaps Daredevils most famous showman, Evel Knievel, during his famed Wembley Stadium jump in 1975. (On loan from the Evel Knievel Museum)

  • A rocket-powered, custom-built motorcycle (aka The Space Cycle) that was designed to jump Niagara Falls and was outfitted helicopter blades to aid in its flight.

  • The influence of Buffalo Bill Cody, one of America’s greatest showmen, alongside one of his rare buckskin showcoats costume.

  • The living room furniture piece that was employed by the creative (some might say mad) geniuses at Nitro Circus to attempt the world’s first reclining sofa chair jump.


The H-D Museum cordially invites one and all, children big and small to behold how daredevils are born!


Phone: 877-436-8738


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Individual Dates &Times:
Jun 27, 2019 (Thu) at 9:00 am
Jun 28, 2019 (Fri) at 9:00 am
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Harley-Davidson Museum

400 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201


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