Tell you what, that was awful. I have a duc 1098, as do some of you, and i can wheelie much better than that. I didn't think it was worth posting a video On Youtube of, as i had figured someone else had already. Since this is the only one so far, i'll go make a video with my buddy, and post it, as just writing this is somewhat condescending and hypocritical if i don't
Speak for yourself I love wheelies! And yes, doing power wheelies at 80mph is quite the feeling. I'm pretty sure my little sister can do a better wheelie than that and she's 14. I can do a better wheelie on a moped dude! I just ordered a tank cam/GPS mount so hopefully I can show y'all how it's done in due time.
Although I don't agree totally with JohnnyDuc he is somewhat right. I didn't see the video yet but a wheelie under the right conditions is awesome. It also shows the rider has good throttle and brake control. Everybody should watch the show "SUPERBIKES" usually on SPEED channel, the host Jason Britton is awesome at doing wheelies. I like JohnnyDuc get my thrills from power wheelies just the torque alone raising the front wheel in gear shifts under acceleration. You see I can't wheelie but would love to learn!
Abrax...Now thats what I say.."taking it litterally" :moped:
Must agree with the others.A power wheelie is awesome. It happened to me last weekend. Although somewhat unexpectedly.
Pulled away at a traffic light, with a Tricolore and 2 Hyabusas next to me. As we where 4 bikes in 2 lanes I thought the situation is a bit tight for the obvious drag that was about to happen. So I slipped the clutch to give the others the 2 second advantage. As the clutch was fully out I rolled the throttle open and up came the front! Nice and smooth. About 30degrees up. I didnt just want to close the throttle, to avoid it coming down hard, so I just kept it at about 3/4 open, and kicked up to 2nd. Front still up in the air! As the revs picked up to about 6000 rpm, closed it slowly and put the front softly back down.
What an amazing feeling!! This was my first ever wheelie on a liter bike. It handled well, and was perfectly balanced.
Hopefully it doesnt happen again, cause its a $10,000 fine here if you get caught on one wheel. But its definatly one for my books:yo:
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