After the news that Robert Gull’s record attempt was approved by the Guiness Book of Records this week, we’ve put together what we think are the 5 most impressive wheelie based world records. Naturally we’ve picked mainly motorcycle records but couldn’t resist adding a wildcard.
In 2004, the famous Dutch stunt rider A.C Farias performed an 89m wheelie. An impressive feat for most but Farias made it even more impressive by the fact he did so with no hands.
Terry Calcott achieved the fasted wheelie over a kilometre at Elvington Airfield in 2005. A record he still holds 7 years after his passing.
2005 must have been the year for wheelie records. In August of 2005, a German biker, Johann Traber set the world record for fastest motorcycle wheelie on a tightrope. He managed 53kmh which is more exciting than anything we’ve ever seen at the circus.
Moving away from motorbikes for a second, Austen Nunes set the fastest bicycle wheelie over 100 metres in 2010 at 14.05 seconds.
Enda Wright set this record in 2006. Achieving a speed of 173.81 km/h (108 mph). Nutter.