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High chair wheelie record attempt

A North of England man will attempt to set a new Guinness world record for a “high chair wheelie” sitting on the handlebars while doing a wheelie at 200km/h (124mph).

This outrageous event takes place this weekend (15-16 August 2020) at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire during the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship.

The bike he will be using is a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K3 which is fully stock, performance wise.

However, he fitted a hand-operated rear brake, straight bars and an electronic gear shifter.

Jonny Davies aka ‘Stunter Jonny’ is a 28-year-old based in County Durham and is the current British and Scottish Stunt Champion.

To be successful, he needs to beat the current record of 108mph which was set by Irish man Enda Wright in 2006.

Top speed wheelie records

Egbert van Popta, Holland new World Wheelie Champion at 213mph at Elvington Airfield, Yorkshire, England Aug. 2016 (photo Phil Evans).JPG wheelie record
Egbert van Popta wheelies at 213mph in 2016 (photo Phil Evans)

The high chair wheelie is one of many conventional and unusual record attempts on a range of machines at Elvington Airfield.

This is the first event run by Straightliners since COVID-19 lockdown began. They usually host about 40 events around the UK.

They have included speed records by a shed, a shopping trolley, toilets and more!

Matt McKeown (Plymouth) on his jet powered shopping trolley set an unofficial world record of 61.18mph (photo Steve McDonald) wheelie
Matt McKeown (Plymouth) on his jet powered shopping trolley set an unofficial world record of 61.18mph in 2015 (photo Steve McDonald)

For the Motorcycle Wheelie World Championship participants need to achieve a kilometre wheel and the fastest over 210mph (337km/h) is the winner.

All runs are electronically timed under the auspices of the UK Timing Association (UKTA) with competitors receiving a personal performance print-out showing their times and speeds.

Drivers and riders will be entitled to a number of runs depending on how many people are taking part.

Runs take place on a first-come, first-served basis. COVID-19 social distancing rules will be applied.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ducati V4 wheelies at touch of a button

How would you like to wheelie a Ducati Panigale V4 S at the touch of a button?

Well, now you can! However, it’s not the real thing, but a self-balancing 1:6 scale toy from Spin Master Toys costing about $A270 when it is released in August.

The Ducati-licensed Upriser has a top speed of about 20km/h and can drift, pull wheelies and do burnouts at the touch of a button.

The Upriser maintains balance by 12 small counter-rotational wheels in the rear wheel and controlled by dual optical sensors.

It is just over 35cm long and 26.5cm tall and includes working LED headlight and suspension.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com