This past weekend marked the third consecutive year that Ryan Suchanek would attempt the fastest wheelie on ice. The Guinness World Record holder lost his 2014 mark of 109.5mph when it was broken later in the year by Swedish racer, Robert Gull. Ryan was determined to not only reestablish the record, but to also crush his previous best, so he retired his 2004 ZX-10R and switched to a 2013 ZX-10R as his platform. The Gen 2 10R packs a serious punch once unlocked. Ryan wanted to fully unlock all the power potential, so he utilized a Brock’s/Guhl ECU re-flash to de-restrict the bike. In addition to the re-flash, he also equipped the bike with an Alien Head slip-on exhaust and Dynojet Power Commander V with Brock’s mapping to match.
Ryan has been working incredibly hard over the last few months as he not only built his new bike, but he also needed to put in serious practice time to become acclimated with the substancial power increase. Prior to the record attempt Ryan felt very confident and had no doubts that the new ZX-10R could lay down some serious speed runs.
Ryan’s hard work paid off as he once again broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest wheelie on ice. Ryan broke the record with an astonishing 117.5 mph on Lake Koshkonong in Fort Atkinson, WI January 31, 2015. The whole Brock’s Performance team would like to extend a big congratulations to Ryan on his new record.
Photos by Mike Nightengale, MGNphoto.com
Video: Record attempts and interview with Ryan.