Wheelies on Harley-Davidson motorcycles formerly only an occurrence done by accident, the intoxicated, or daredevil stunt riders such as Evel Knievel. Nowadays younger generations of riders are coming into the V-twin world with backgrounds from action sports such as BMX, skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross racing, and other adrenaline-riddled activities.
With those upbringings come some really great balance, coordination, and a fortitude to push boundaries. So it’s no surprise that in the past handful of years wheelies on Harleys are common enough that you can’t scroll through your Instagram feed without seeing some sort of one-wheel trickery on a Dyna, FXR, or Sportster.
Here are 10 photos of the new breed getting down on one wheel.