New World's Fastest Wheelie on Ice Attempt This Weekend

A Kawasaki Ninja H2 has been chosen by Wisconsin rider Cecil “Bubba” Myers as the tool he will use this weekend in an attempt to set a new record for the world's fastest wheelie on ice.
Kawasaki Ninja H2 to be used in ice wheelie record breaking attempt 8 photos
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The current record belongs to one of Myers’ friends, Swedish daredevil Robert Gull, who rode a 128.06 mph (206.04 km/h) wheelie last year, beating his own former 114.2 mph (183.8 km/h) record from 2014.

Myers will be at the Lake Koshkonong, near Fort Atkinson in Wisconsin, this very weekend, February 7, 2016, and will try to become the fastest man to ride a wheelie on ice. According to Myers, most of the previous attempts he made were plagued by the improper quality of the frozen surface. "The track that we originally plowed, the ice was terrible. We had the mixture of snow and ice so it was really bumpy. That was just a practice day, but it went phenomenally well," he adds.

Despite initially riding on ice that was of a significantly lower quality than what would be considered appropriate, if not ideal, Myers says that, after finding a better ice surface, his unofficial speeds reached 136-140 mph (218.8-225.2 km/h). Whether his claims are real, we'll find out this Sunday.

Speeds are homologated over a 100-meter sector

The Guinness Book of Records regulations specify that the speed must be measured over a sector with a length of 100 meters (328.1 ft). Two markers are set 100 meters apart and the rider must be already wheeling by the time he passes the first one.

The front wheel must not touch the ground before the bike passes the 100-meter marker, or the run is invalidated. The same procedure was used for previous records and became the natural way of things. So if you thought that getting that wheel off the ground briefly while riding at 140 mph on ice would make you a Guinness world record holder, think again.

Myers also has Ryan Suchanek in his team, who is the original ice wheelie record holder. The 200 hp supercharged Ninja H2 has obviously been fitted with spiked tires. Catch up with us next week for an update on this daring attempt.
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