UK Stunt Rider Planning to Ski Behind Motorcycle at 160mph!

Should he complete the feat, Jonny Davies, AKA JD Stunts, would smash the existing 156.3mph record set by Gary Rothwell in 1999

Jonny Davies portrait JD Stunts

A UK-based daredevil is planning to break the Guinness record for being towed behind a motorcycle while wearing skis later this year.

The man behind the mission is Jonny Davies who is better known as JD Stunts. He’s already a two-time Guinness World Record holder, including ‘fastest handlebar wheelie on a motorcycle’ (109mph) and the ‘most donuts (spins) by a car around a motorcycle performing a wheelie in one minute’. In that final record, Davies and  four-wheeled stunt driver Paul Swift achieved 10 donuts at The British Motor Show in 2022.

His latest record attempt will see Davies riding a specially modified 197bhp Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX along a yet to be announced runway later this summer. To break the record, Jonny will accelerate the bike and then climb off the back of it while it is in motion. Fitted to his motorcycle boots are going to be specially made titanium ‘skis’ that produce incredible sparks but little grip. On the specially adapted bike, Jonny will have a secondary throttle to accelerate up to speed. In order to bag that record, Davies can be the only person on the bike, and once he’s attained the speed required to claim the record, he’ll then need to remount the bike and bring it to a stop - sounds totally safe, doesn’t it?

Talking about his latest stunt, Davies said: 

“Growing up in the 90’s, Gary Rothwell was one of the main inspirations for me wanting to become a stunt rider. I can remember watching the video of Gary breaking the record as a kid and then getting on my bicycle to try it! I’d never have thought that 25 years later I’d be having a go for real. The record attempt is unlike anything I’ve done before, but early testing has been going well and I’m confident there will be a new record later this year.”

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