5 June 2024 Kawasaki partners with Jonny Davies for Guinness World Record attempt!

Kawasaki UK is excited to announce it is partnering with Jonny Davies, AKA JD Stunts, as he attempts to break Gary Rothwell’s 25-year-long Guinness World Record of the “Fastest speed being dragged behind a motorcycle”. Taking place later this summer, Jonny will be utilising a specially modified supercharged Ninja H2 SX.  

The initial record for the fastest speed being dragged behind a motorcycle was set in 1999 at 156mph, but Jonny will be looking to raise that this year to 160mph, or above! The two-time Guinness World Record holder and UK Stunt Champion will be using a Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX in the attempt, with the bike being modified to include a secondary throttle fitted to the rear of the bike. This will allow him to continue accelerating to the 160mph target after he has jumped off the back of the bike.
The impressive record breaking attempt will see JD holding onto the rear of the motorcycle, skiing along behind it on titanium “skis” before jumping back on the bike and slowing down before the end of the runway. The final date and location will be confirmed in due course.
Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department:
“This is new territory for us, but we are excited to be working with Jonny and hopefully turning our Ninja H2 SX into a record-breaking machine! With the excellent accelerating capabilities of this bike and its high-speed stability, we are confident it will be perfect for the attempt. We would like to wish Jonny the best of luck for his attempt and look forward to witnessing it happen later this year.”
Jonny Davies:
“It feels pretty surreal to be finally attempting this world record after years of planning. It’s amazing to have support from Kawasaki UK, they have been fantastic and have done a great job in preparing the bike for me. Having ridden the Ninja H2 SX, it feels super stable and incredibly fast, making it the perfect bike for the job.”