Longest Wheelie Ever
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.