Thursday, September 24, 2015

209mph Wheelie Record by Gary Rothwell

"Gary Rothwell set the new Fastest Wheelie record at the World Motorcycle Wheelie Championship at Elvington Airfield last Sunday with his 500+ horsepower turbo Hayabusa

 After getting off the bike, Gary said, ‘I can’t actually believe it myself, 20 minutes ago I’ve done 200.3 mph but I’ve just went back out again and done a 209.8 mph. I couldn’t believe it.’

 It’s not the first time Rothwell has landed in the record books  – in 1999 he claimed the world record for the fastest speed being dragged behind a motorcycle when he got towed along at 156.3mph in titanium-soled boots.

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