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The Godfather: Gary Rothwell

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Gary Rothwell is widely recognized as the man who launched the American sportbiker's current love affair with wheelies, stoppies and burnouts. From the streets of Cannery Row in Monterey, California, to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, this straight-talking Brit and his wife, Joan, brought their "Wonder Wheels" motorcycle stunt show to the masses while the streetbike extreme scene was just gestating in the mid-1990s. It was these shows, not to mention Rothwell's seminal stunt video, Showtime, that directly inspired the Starboyz, Todd Colbert and countless other American riders to begin practicing the craft.

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Fastest Riding Backwards 132.9 mph (1200 bandit)

Fastest Stoppie 118 mph (1200 bandit)

Fastest Skiing 156.3 mph (Stock hayabusa)

Fastest Skiing on side of bike 150 mph

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He ain't wearing jeans folks, but the leathers look pretty loose.


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bah, i was doin that shit in the 80's
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bah, i was doin that shit in the 80's
doesn't look like 118 MPH to me.

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i dont know if that bike even went that fast
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His records:


Fastest Riding Backwards 132.9 mph (1200 bandit)

Fastest Stoppie 118 mph (1200 bandit)

Fastest Skiing 156.3 mph (Stock hayabusa)

Fastest Skiing on side of bike 150 mph

Fastest laying down 150 mph (1200 bandit)

13 Up Wheelie (Beaulieu UK)

20 Doughnuts in a minute (Beaulieu UK)
Then he really is The Godfather.
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