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VIDEO: Dutch rider shatters world’s fastest wheelie record!

Dutch rider hits over 213 mph on Yorkshire airfield.

With a previous record of 209 mph set by Liverpudlian Gary Rothwell there was a lot at stake during the 1km wheelie run during the Straightliners Event, but nobody seemed to tell Egbert Van Popta.

His first run on a special, customised bike saw him hit a devastating 214 mph but he failed to hit the final timing beam at the final 1km marker, so the sticklers for the rules at Guinness made him go again.

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It was a tough blow to take, but Van Popta didn’t seem to mind. His next run was an ‘official’ one and with a speed of 213.309 mph / 343.287 kmh he absolutely shattered the world record.

How good are you at popping wheelies on your motorcycle? Do you reckon you could do it for a full kilometre? And how about at over 200mph?

Nope. Us neither. And that’s why this is such an incredible piece of video.

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  • Gary Rothwell still a damn good show fella! Insane speeds to be going on two wheels!