|“||A sturdy ride if you can handle the speed.”|
|— Rex Wheelie's Flavor Text • Kirby Air Ride|
The Rex Wheelie is much larger than a regular Wheelie Bike, with a more aggressive fascia, which resembles the mouth of a Tyrannosaurus rex. Its name references the Latin word "rex," which means "king."
Complimenting its large frame are well-above average offense, defense, weight, and top speed stats (it is faster than the Swerve Star, and has the third highest non-legendary top speed in the game), but poor handling, acceleration (the second worst, after the Formula Star's), charging speed, and jump. Given this, it is well-suited for use in the Destruction Derby and Kirby Melee events in City Trial mode, but requires patience for good results in races.
In Air Ride mode, it is unlocked by defeating 100 enemies with exhaled stars.
- In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Fang has a purple motorcycle that resembles the Rex Wheelie.
- A Wheelie similar in appearance to the Rex Wheelie appears in the Attack Riders game mode of Kirby Battle Royale.