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Video: Max Biaggi’s huge wheelie – 1998

Submitted by on September 26, 2013

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.

Max Biaggi Wheelie

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