When it comes to high performance motorcycles, the Suzuki Hayabusa seems to be the unrivaled champion amongst modern iron. We’ve seen these things tear up drag strips with blinding numbers, run over 270mph in the standing mile and a half, and tear down city streets like they were running a Moto GP race. We were tipped off to an amazing piece of footage shot by the guys at DragBikeLive.com, showing racer Doug Witt executing the rear wheelie dismount at high speed during a race at Maryland International Raceway.
Witt was throwing the kitchen sink at it on the run in question, attempting to break into the 7.0 range in the Pro Street class. He was going to be the first to do it, until disaster struck. This class appears to require a street tire and no wheelie bars. The street tire is certainly not a problem for Witt as the bike hooks up and leave hard. If we were betting people, we’d guess that Witt is using a progressive nitrous controller and when the go go gas starts flowing, the bike pulls the front end up…and up…and up.
Forced to lift to keep from going over backwards, Witt crashes to Earth and begins a scary looking slide for life. He walks away, amazingly.
Motorcycle drag racers are lunatics. We wouldn’t climb out of the electric chair to get on that bike! Insane!
(lead photo credit: DragBikeLive.com)
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE DOUG WITT’S WILD RIDE!
Thanks to MSD’s Robert Martin for the tip!