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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Wheelie on a T120 possible?

Can a stock T120 do a wheelie? Iíve been going through first and second wide open and I canít get the front wheel anywhere near leaving the ground.


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Wheelie on a T120 possible?

First - would have to say stay safe...please...
Second - I do not wheelie on my Thruxton...
Third - but if I did...I would need to make sure the traction control was off...not sure if the 120 has traction control...but if It does...it will surely prevent wheelies...
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First - would have to say stay safe...
Second - I do not wheelie on my Thruxton...
Third - but if I did...I would need to make sure the traction control was off...not sure if the 120 has traction control...but if I does...it will surely prevent wheelies...
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Honestly, Iím just baffled where others have said itís possible. The bike doesnít seem like itís powerful enough to pop a wheelie. Then again, ive never tried to wheelie on anything other than a bicycle.

Thanks for the info and trust me itís not like Iím wanting to do wheelies. Iím just curious as Iíve seen other posts saying they can wheelie easily.


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The traction control won't kick in until the front wheel is off the ground and slowing down.


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You gotta use the clutch to wheelie, mate of mine can wheelie anything bastard
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My 2018 T120 will pull the front wheel off the ground in 1st gear with pure acceleration alone (no rev and pop the clutch). The traction control has to be turned off, though, and I’m not talking a license plate dragger kind of wheel stand. I’m talking around a 2-foot high acceleration wheelie that sits back down during the 1st-2nd gear change.

I’m sure my bike is quite capable of dragging the license plate, but I outgrew that childish behavior years ago.

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The bike has a boatload of low end torque. It wheelies with ease. Even with the traction control on, you can get the front end off the deck quite easily. If you take the traction control off, you could be a stunt rider.

I don't do any of that myself, but I have found that when I accelerate hard from a stop, it is hard to keep the front wheel down.

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You can wheelie a bicycle. You can wheelie a 5hp 50cc vespa. Literally anything can be wheelied. This bike has 80hp and 180ft/lb of torque. Turn off the traction control, pop the clutch, itll come up.



If your asking if it can do a power wheelie... yeah probably. This bike is "underpowered" for a 1200cc engine, not in the realm of bikes in general. Keep in mind you got a bunch of safety systems designed specifically to prevent lifting the front wheel off the ground. Turn off what you can and crack the throttle in first. Dont be surprised if the thing flips on you.

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The bike has a boatload of low end torque. It wheelies with ease. Even with the traction control on, you can get the front end off the deck quite easily. If you take the traction control off, you could be a stunt rider.

I don't do any of that myself, but I have found that when I accelerate hard from a stop, it is hard to keep the front wheel down.


So how exactly can you get the front wheel up on a T120 with the traction control on? If I start going slow in first and just open up the throttle full tilt, I donít feel like Iím anywhere near a wheelie. Iím seriously starting to think something is wrong with the bike. Like itís lost power or something.....


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You can wheelie a bicycle. You can wheelie a 5hp 50cc vespa. Literally anything can be wheelied.



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