Previous longest No-Hands wheelie world record was 89 meters set up somewhere around 2004. Pulsar NS160 set a new record in quick time…
Long distance wheelies are generally performed on powerful motorcycles which can carry the momentum and have enough juice to let the front tyre in the air. But what about a 160cc motorcycle doing it and that too without the rider hands controlling the motion?
Road tester Hrushikesh Mandke has broken the world record for the longest wheelie on a motorcycle – on a Pulsar NS160. Hrushikesh carried the NS to a distance of 186.8 meters to break the earlier set record of 89 meters – without touching the handlebar. He controlled the movement through his body and footpegs.
This record was attempted at an airport runway in the presence of automotive journalists and juries from Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI) and India Book of Records. Hrushikesh was wearing DOT and ECE certified safety gear and the distance was recorded by ARAI certified Racelogic VBOX Performance Box GPS-Based data logger.
It was a showroom model in stock condition and according to the rider the smaller NS was chosen because of its light weight, stable perimeter frame and powerful engine.