Last Updated on August 31, 2020 by David P. Lopez
Thrill. If you own a motorcycle, you definitely know what this word really means and the feel of it. The instant adrenaline rush every time you ride it is life-changing.
A wheelie with that bad-boy of yours can double the adrenaline rush in your brain. Also, instant wheelies can impress your friends and audiences on the road.
So, if you’re an adrenaline addict, you might be wondering how to pop a wheelie on a motorcycle?
Well, it might be difficult but not impossible to pop a wheelie now and then. To do it right you need to synchronize some functions of your bike.
And that is why we made a step-by-step guide to make it easier for you to pop a wheelie. So, let’s start the ignition of your bike and dive into it-
How to Pop a Wheelie on a Motorcycle
Some practice and effort. That’s all it takes to pop a wheelie on a motorcycle.
So, let’s see the steps to get you started with the practice of your wheelie-
Step 1: Get the Perfect Power
Let’s focus on your bike first. A 500cc sportbike can be without doubt an ideal powered one for you.
Even though the power is important to lift up the front of your bike in the air, the proper technique is what does the real magic.
However, you need to remember that a wheelie on a 500cc bike and 1000cc bike will not be the same.
It will be easier for you on the 1000cc bike if you’ve mastered on the 500cc. But if that’s not the case, the overpowered engine might even cause you serious injuries.
Step 2: Get Ready to Pop a Wheelie
Sit as you always do on your ride, comfortably, and upright. You just need to focus on balancing your weight first.
Balance yourself on your bike and drive at a steady pace. You should be on 10-20mph and properly balanced before you pop your front wheel.
Step 3: Pop the Front Wheel
Just when you feel that everything is in your control, get ready to perform the wheelie.
Pull in the clutch at that steady pace and instantly open up the throttle. This will send more power to your engine.
Then you need to let go of the clutch instantly and synchronize it with the throttle. This will make your front wheel to pop up in the air.
As soon as the front wheel is up, you’ll need to let go of the clutch fully and keep on increasing the RPM to continue the wheelie.
Step 4: Use the Rear Brakes
If you feel like that you’re leaning too much backward, press the rear brake lightly every time.
This will help you restore the balance and control of the bike. And also helps you keep going a long way without dropping the front wheel.
Now you know how to pop a wheelie on a motorcycle. A word of advice, take it slow at the beginning of the practice. It’ll take you some time but you’ll eventually turn into a pro with practice.
So, best of luck impressing your friends and having a bit fun yourself.