Ever wanted to pop a wheelie on a motorcycle but didn’t want to risk the humility of failing in front of your friends and potentially a broken bone or two? The XDL Wheelie Experience provides the closest thing to the real deal without the risk of looping out. Once again, Zero motorcycles were used, this time with full power. The rear wheel of the motorcycle was strapped to a dyno drum, allowing it to spin in place when people twisted the throttle, while the front was tethered by a cable, but could still be lofted. Under the watchful eye of XDL’s Chris Tice and crew, the inquisitive and adventurous climbed aboard, gave the motor some revs, then whacked the throttle while pulling back on the bars. The whir of Zero’s electric motor reached a feverish pitch as many eschewed finding the balance point for keeping the throttle pinned. Tice said the Zero FXS electrics were a perfect fit for indoors because there’s no exhaust noise, no emissions, and they have a good torque curve. A crowd was constantly gathered around the XDL Wheelie Experience at the IMS, making it one of the surprise hits of the show.