The Fastest Wheelie On Ice Requires Stone Cold Nerves

Swedish motorcycle racing and slippery stunting badass Robert Gull has beaten his own record and is now recognized by Guinness as the performing the fastest motorcycle wheelie on ice at a speed of 129 mph.

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Gull held the previous ice wheelie record for his 100 meter pass in 2014 with an overall speed of 114 mph. He beat his old record during a recent high speed, one-wheel run that took place in Ă…rsunda, Sweden on February 28 of this year. Everything during the record attempt was recorded by 7 different cameras and was graciously shared for our viewing pleasure.

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BMW was generous enough to provide Gull with the nearly 200 hp S1000RR superbike from 2011. The German liter bike was originally developed by Motorrad to compete in the World Superbike Championship and was rode completely stock for the record breaking wheelie. Motorrad was also onsite to congratulate Gull on his record breaking accomplishments.

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The only modifications are the custom studded tires that Gull reveals in the video description are made by his father. Gull also plans to take advantage of the big BMW during the upcoming summer months with some two wheel dirt riding and drifting.

DISCUSSION

Not to downplay this in any form but as far as things go, grip is grip.

You run slicks on asphalt and get one coefficient of friction, you run a bunch of ice studs on ice and get another. Not that I would dare either but with the right setup, 130 on ice should be similar to 130 on asphalt. It obviously takes balls of steel (ice?) to do this and I imagine that the "studs" make this rough as hell.