NZ is brilliant in so many ways, but there are a few things we lack that are easy to find in bigger markets.
Any skill I had for pulling wheelies vanished a long time ago. A lot is down to racing instinct, which makes you want to get your weight over the front to quell any incipient wheelie because it simply wastes time. Of course the front wheel coming off the ground sometimes happens under hard acceleration, especially on particular bikes, but thats not the same as deliberately doing one and controlling it.
Naturally, stunting about has no place on the roads. So why learn to wheelie? Apart from the fact that its brilliant fun, and you get some cool photos to show your mates, there are a few valuable lessons you can take away to improve your overall riding:
There may not be a wheelie school near you but there will be a Ride Forever endorsed training course. And every skill you practice will be directly applicable to your road riding.
Ride Forever on-road coaching