So are there non-harmful wheelies? Yes. Smooth, controlled wheelies where you lift the front with clutch finesse or pure horsepower and then set it down again gently aren’t going to do any harm to your bike. You see 600s, 1000s, and MotoGP bikes doing those kind of power wheelies all the time in racing. It’s just a function of accelerating hard enough that the bike begins to rotate up on the rear wheel.