Mary Perkins


Story, Photo's and Video by Holtzy

"Scary" Mary Perkins from Tauranga on the North Island of New Zealand is the Queen of FMX worldwide. Not only is she one of the very few female riders that can do FMX tricks over a 75ft jump but she also holds the Guiness Book of Records longest jump ever by a female on a motorbike which is 159.4ft.
She's a great person and the best role model for ladies FMX you could ever hope for. She regularly rides on Crusty Tour shows and has shown she is as tough as anyone on the scene by coming back from a horrible crash a few years ago that left her in a coma and missing a week of her life.
Here's a little bit more about Mary along with some highlights from the HGMtv "Homegrown Honeyz" shoot we did with Mary earlier this year...

Years Riding: 9

First Bike: CT90

Current Bike: KTM250SXF

Sponsors: Motorex KTM, Fox, Smith Optics, Gallaz Footwear, Fusion Electronics, EVS braces, Bridgestone tyres, Zeta handlebars, FMF pipes, 316 Cycle Performance, UNI air filters, Makz Gear, Sessions Outerwear, Ride Snowboards

Home Compound: Papamoa

Rides With: Josh Thomson, Levi Sherwood, Joel Wanhill

Favourite Riding Spot: Schuies

Biggest Jump: 154.9feet

Favourite Trick: Indian Air

Injuries: To many!

Worst Crash on a Bike: Over bars, hit head, KOed for 20 minutes, lost a week of my life!

Worst Crash off a Bike: Tripped down stairs

Hunk: Joel Wanhill

Dream Hunk: Joel Wanhill

Heroes: God

Music: Kings of Leon,

Movies: Hot Rod

A Perfect Day Would Involve: Doing a backflip

If I Ruled The World: It would be hard work

Ambitions: To rule the world
More photos of Mary can be found here