I hear it's common on biker meetings. Basically just making noise and to get fire and poping noises from the exhaust. Idiotic, I could never doJust one question: Why? Is there a single reason to ever do that?
Well both are retarded really but stoppies annoy me more because with wheelies they usually gtfo of my way pretty quick.Personally, I think that wheelies are much, much more dangerous, especially on roads without central reservation and guard rails/concrete barriers.
Well it appears to me that a stoppie is executed when one's residual velocity is quite low, since you're not so much stopping as balancing on one wheel once you've kicked up the rear. I suppose it depends on how high a stoppie is, low ones probably can pull considerable g, but I reckon the higher the g the higher the chance of the rear coming around. So, if a rider crashes during a stoppie he can't do much damage except to his inconsiderate self. And there's a very low probability of anyone being killed (including the rider), as I see it.Why? Instinctively I'd say stoppies are more dangerous than wheelies.
Technically, yes.You can do a wheelie from a standstill, and a stoppie from 60mph. Both can be done at high and low speeds.
Sure, I mentioned earlier that faster wheelies would be more stable in theory (precisely because of the gyroscopic effect), but I am not sure of how important it is to keep the front wheel perfectly straight when landing a wheelie. Again, in theory, the higher the speed, the less is the tolerable margin of mistake (misaligned wheel -> change in trajectory + instant weight redistribution -> crash -- in my mind), but I wonder how much this same gyroscopic effect takes care of that problem. Basically, does one have to be much more precise with higher speeds? I'm not talking about Ghost Riders' 200+ mph wheelies he performed on his mad, mad turbo 'busaLanding a wheelie at speed is actually easier than landing a slower one due to gyroscopic precession. As for producing a wheelie... just roll on the throttle fast with my 919, the nose comes right up. I don't need to get out in front, etc., etc. And remember, the 919 is slow by modern sportbike standards.