Video: Max Biaggi’s huge wheelie – 1998
Here at Motorsport Retro we really, really love huge 500cc wheelies. Intentional or not, this one by Max Biaggi at the 1998 Brno GP is hands-down our all time favourite.
The story goes that Biaggi bit off a little more than he could chew whilst dialling on the angle of a celebratory wheel-stand as he won the Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix. A slip of the foot saw his Honda move beyond vertical for a moment, with a mix of quick reactions, talent and of course sheer luck coming together to bring the bike back down on two wheels in a safe, albeit shaky manner.