Ryan Suchanek has set the Guinness World Record for performing the fastest wheelie on ice. Riding a 2004 Kawasaki ZX-10R, Ryan managed to perform the record run at Lake Koshkonong in Fort Atkinson, US. The speed recorded was at 109.5 mph or 176.22 kms.
Ryan Suchanek is a professional stunt rider. Following the record-breaking wheelie, Suchanek said “This year I wanted to extract more power from the bike since it helped so well on my last record run. I added the Brock’s Alien Head exhaust with a Power Commander and switched to VP race fuel 108 and the bike really came alive.
“After testing I download the data from my GPS tracking device and found that my bike was pulling just over 1G force! So the bike was running good, however once we were there I felt like the bike was running lean due to the cold weather. And unfortunately I couldn’t find a dyno to tune the bike in 0 degree temps.
“The day of the event was a struggle, it was snowing heavily and the bike was sucking snow through the air filter and icing it up. My front tire started throwing studs into my radiator, 6 studs flew out from the triple digit speed set downs and the those 6 studs resulted in 6 holes in my radiator so I was limping that along through the day by putting antifreeze in the cooling system every couple runs. I am happy that I was able to overcome these obstacles and beat my record once again. I now have three speed records for the fastest wheelie on ice. However I’m far from done, I am going to do a tear down and try and break 120 mph.”
Brock Davidson, owner of Brock’s Performance, said “Ryan approached us just a few short weeks ago looking to uncover some extra horsepower from his 2004 ZX-10R for this World Record attempt. I was immediately interested and knew that Brock’s Performance could help him out with his needs. As if 100+ mph wheelies aren’t impressive enough by themselves, Ryan does it in freezing conditions on ICE! We would like to congratulate Ryan on his amazing accomplishment and we look forward to his future attempts.”