The video below this article comes as a short guide on how to perform a wheelie, with the explaining part and demonstration coming from none other than four-time world stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer.
Specifically, in his words, somwhere at “more than 45 degrees." Riding slowly, in a sit-down position, in first gear, is what the champ recommends. He also says the best combination is between the throttle and the rear brake.
Wisely, Pfeifer encourages practice, and advises enthusiasts to get as close to the tipping point as possible. In case you’ve gotten over that tipping point, you should stay cool and close the throttle and hit the brake to put the front wheel on the ground again, he continues.
Naturally, when you are a four-time world stunt riding champ, you can make things like popping a wheelie sound so easy... but the truth is that no bike stunts are danger-free.
“This little series is about motorbike stunt tricks. Did you ever ask yourself how this tricks can be done? We asked the four time stunt riding world champion Chris Pfeiffer and he explained it. This series is for information only, so please don't try this at home...” BMW warns in the video description.
For a detailed guide on how to wheelie on a motorcycle, please visit the following link.