How come some motorcycles can wheelie while others can’t?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Different bikes, different abilities. 

    Sport bikes that you see doing the stunts weigh in the 300-500 lbs range.

    The cruisers weigh dramatically more.

    My Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 weight comes in at almost 900 lbs. A wheelie would be almost impossibe.

  • 3 months ago

    Doing a wheelie is way more dependant on the rider. I know people who can wheelie anything they get on. Some bikes are definitely harder, having less power, being heavier, etc. There are people who can wheelie mopeds with hardly any power, and people who can wheelie huge Harley baggers. It's all about the rider and having a lot of skill.

  • 4 months ago

    ...............Bad clutch.

  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    For the same reason somepeople can wheely on a pushbiike & some cant

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    All motorcycles can wheelie...if you have the right technique. 

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    There are videos of people wheelying giants like Electraglides and others on Chinese mopeds. So I am going to suggest that it is operator error.

  • 4 months ago

    cause theyre all different

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    I wheelied a Honda 50, lost the passenger as well.

    Then I learned how to ride on two wheels, with losing contact.

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