Long­est Wheelie Ever

Bike India - - IGNITION -

MASARU ABE RIGHTLY EARNED HIS ‘WHEELIE KING’ NICK­NAME as he smashed the pre­vi­ous world wheelie record of 331.0195 kilo­me­tres, set in 1991 by Ya­suyuki Kodo, by rid­ing a Yamaha Jog scooter on one wheel for 500.5322 kilo­me­tres.

The record was set on the oval track at the Kawaguchi Auto Race Fa­cil­ity in Saitama, Ja­pan, and although he did set a new world record, Abe fell short of his per­sonal 600-kilo­me­tre tar­get.

Abe was able to with­stand gru­elling pain for more than 13 hours be­fore putting down the front wheel of his Yamaha scooter. This time he had cov­ered more than 500 kilo­me­tres, roughly the dis­tance from Mum­bai to Ahmed­abad. Abe’s achieve­ment is truly a re­mark­able feat, which, ac­cord­ing to us, is not likely to be bro­ken for a very long time.

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