Kawasaki lawnmower sets new land speed record

Don Wales, the grandson of record-breaking motorist Malcolm Campbell, has continued a proud family tradition by setting a new land speed record.. on a lawnmower.

Developed by Kawasaki, the Runningblade mower set the new record of 87.833mph over two timed runs carried out at Pendine sands, Wales in May.

The previous record holder American Bobby Cleveland reached 80.792mph at  Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah in July 2006.

The vehicle was powered by a Kawasaki FX1000V – a vertical shaft engine. With a ‘V’ twin cylinder configuration and a displacement of 999cc developed specifically for ‘ride on mowing’ equipment.