Japanese scooter legend and self-proclaimed Wheelie King, Masaru Abe, 33, has set a brand new world wheelie document, managing to maintain the entrance wheel of his Yamaha Jog scooter aloft for a wrist-numbing 310 miles (499 kilometers). Abe set the document this week on the Kawaguchi Auto Race circuit, north of Tokyo. The earlier document, set 25 years in the past, was 205 miles (330 km).
Abe can also be identified for aviating the entrance wheel from a useless cease and using pirouettes till the gasoline tank runs dry. Which raises (however doesn’t beg) the query, how did he keep the document wheelie for such a distance with out operating out of dino juice? Easy. A assist car using alongside offered him a gasoline container that plugged right into a quick-release dry coupling on the handlebar.
Abe had been aiming to journey a full 372 miles (600 km), however needed to name it quits after 13 hours within the saddle as a result of the discomfort of sustaining a wheelie had develop into an excessive amount of for him to tolerate.
“That was essentially the most ache I’ve ever felt. Each of my arms had been numb from the ache and I had misplaced feeling in them,” Abe reportedly mentioned afterward. “My imaginative and prescient was blurred… I used to be solely partially acutely aware. I used to be fully…