Impress Your Friends: How to Wheelie a Dirt Bike
Whether you’re an accomplished rider or just a beginner, being able to pop a wheelie is fun and exciting – plus, it’s a great way to impress your friends and fellow riders. Mastering the art of the wheelie takes patience and practice, and as with any motorsport activity, you should always keep safety and responsibility front of mind. That said, in principle wheelies are no more difficult than any other physical tricks like juggling or using a hula hoop. The only difference is that wheelies involve a vehicle instead of a simple plastic toy, and they’re done at speed instead of while standing still.
Successful wheelies start with the right equipment. Touring and cruising bikes will always be difficult if not impossible to bring off the ground, simply because their large engines and robust frames make their front ends too heavy to maneuver. By comparison, given their light-weight frames, smaller engines, and wide tires with heavy treads, dirt bikes and sport bikes are fairly easy to wheelie, provided you know the technique and can practice until you get the hang of it.