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Tuesday
Aug212018

200mph on one wheel!!

The Straightliners Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship took place over the weekend (18 & 19 Aug. 2018) at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England. 
The competitor who completes a full kilometre wheelie the fastest is the winner - usually over 200MPH.  Thirty five top competitors from the Finland, France, Holland, Ireland, USA and of course the UK were competing for the world title. Success depends almost exclusively on the rider’s high-level skill, which is used to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle. This is no mean feat as some of these retro fitted machines are the most powerful in the world.

The competitors ride very powerful customised motorbikes with some rated at 450 horsepower if turbo charged viewed by thousands of spectators. The winner and world record holder will be the fastest to complete a kilometre in the wheelie position. Success depends on the rider’s high level skill to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle as no electronic or mechanical aids can be used.

The 2018 winner of the Straightliners Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship which took place over the weekend (18 & 19 Aug. 2018) at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England was Cecil 'Bubba' Myers, Minneapolis, USA. who did 206.658MPH wheelie over a kilometre. Cecil is a 44 year old father of four and a self employed mechanic. 
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