This Wheelie Machine is the Perfect Beginners’ Tool

Wheelieing is some of the most fun you can have on a motorcycle, but like with most things a bit of assistance while learning can be appreciated

Honda CRF450R with wheelie machine. - YouTube/CboysTV
Honda CRF450R with wheelie machine. - YouTube/CboysTV

A wheelie machine for a motorcycle might seem pointless, because most motorcycles literally are wheelie machines, but this one is actually quite useful.

Attached to a Honda CRF450R dirt bike, which certainly has enough torque to pick its own front wheel up, the wheelie machine built by the guys at CboysTV is effectively a physical wheelie control.

Honda CRF450R with wheelie machine. - YouTube/CboysTV
Honda CRF450R with wheelie machine. - YouTube/CboysTV

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The structure is fitted with a block in the centre, and has an axle running from one side to the other, through the rear wheel. The axle effectively acts as lean control, while the block is touched by the bike’s rear mudguard when it rotates too far backwards, thus preventing someone from doing a full ‘Biaggi’, or even going a bit further.

While it might not be of much interest to the experiences mono-wheelers, for those who want to learn how to do it, it can be a decent way of learning while reducing the risk in the early stages of that process.

 

Certainly, this is not an equivalent of the feature on the relatively new Mercedes G63, which will do a donut on its own — a car donuting on its own seems to defeat the point of the donut in the first place. Instead, this wheelie machine still leaves almost all of the control in the hands of the rider, but simply stops them from paying the price for stepping outside their own limits. For riders with limited experience, it’s hard to argue too much with that.

 

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