Captain Morgan· Registered
Well, I had read that it was possible, but I hadn't tried on my bike until today. I had gone for a nice leisurely ride on a slightly twisty road in this cold weather, and on the way home I decided to find out if the new R6 would power wheelie. It will. I went to a nice, empty straight road and I slowly worked my way up to the power wheelie by running up to redline in first gear a few times, increasing the amount of throttle each time I tried. I didn't pull the front end very far off the ground (maybe 6-12 inches), but I DID lift the front end by JUST using throttle. I still wasn't at WOT by the time I got the front end to come up. I wanted to know exactly where and under what circumstances the front end would come up. I only did it once, just to see if it would come up, but it's too damn cold out to play for too long. When it warms up, I'll experiment some more, but for now I know the front will come up under power alone around 9-10K RPM if you give it enough gas in first gear. No clutch necessary. Oh, and the front end will stay down all the way to redline if you don't open the throttle enough.