New Motorcycle World Wheelie Champion Crowned With Monster High Speed Wheelie

A new champion has emerged at the annual Motorcycle World Wheelie Championships, which were held over the weekend of August 19 and 20 at the Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire, England.

Irishman, Ted Brady (above), set a new Motorcycle Wheelie World speed record taking his bike through the flying kilometre track at just over349.2kph! The winner of the 2016 competition, Egbert van Popta from Holland, ‘only’ managed 342kph.

With ideal weather conditions and a tail wind over the weekend, it wasn’t long before records started to fall with Ted Brady stamping his mark with a stunning new wheelie record at 217.850 MPH verified by spotters and the new finish line video camera and all before 12noon with an additional 9 riders completing the kilometre wheelie by close of day. 

Up to 30 top competitors from around the world compete annually for the world title. Success depends on exclusively the rider’s high-level skill, which is used to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle. This is no mean feat as some of these machines have been modified to become some of the most powerful motorcycles in the world thanks to nitrous oxide injection, turbocharging, or both!