James Bond Premiere stunt gone wrong after thrillseeker is fined by NSW police at Sydney Opera House


NO TIME TO RIDE! James Bond stuntman is slapped with a $500 fine for his movie premiere joyride across Sydney Harbour

  • Thrillseeker fined $500 by NSW police after a James Bond PR stunt went wrong
  • Luke Bakhuizen had planned to ride a water bike to the No Time to Die premiere
  • Water police intercepted his journey across Sydney Harbour on Friday night 
  • Mr Bakhuizen accidentally entered a Ferry-zone and was forced out of the water 


A PR stunt for the new James Bond film has backfired after a thrillseeker dressed in a tuxedo was fined by police. 

Luke Bakhuizen had planned to ride his electric water bike across Sydney Harbour for the premiere of No Time to Die as part of pre-show entertainment at the Opera Quays on Friday night.  

Dramatic photos show the adrenaline junkie barefoot and dressed in a tuxedo as he cycled around the harbour enjoying some of Sydney’s iconic landmarks. 

Luke Bakhuizen had planned to ride an electric water bike to the James Bond Premiere at United Cinemas Opera Quays near Sydney Harbour on Friday night (pictured)

The adrenaline junkie cycled barefoot across Sydney Harbour before water police caught up with him (pictured)

The adrenaline junkie cycled barefoot across Sydney Harbour before water police caught up with him (pictured)

But his fun was cut short when water police intercepted his joyride just 20 minutes in and forced him out of the harbour. 

Carrying his water bike out of the water Mr Bakhuizen is pictured being greeted by awaiting officers at the Man O’War steps in Circular Quay.  

The unusual incident was part of a publicity stunt to spruik the world’s first electric water bike, the Manta5, imported by Mr Bakhuizen’s company Future Movement.

Mr Bakhuizen was greeted by NSW Police by Sydney Opera House’s Man O’War steps when he got back to shore (pictured)

Police slapped the thrillseeker for cycling in a ferry-only zone of the Sydney Harbour

Police slapped the thrillseeker for cycling in a ferry-only zone of the Sydney Harbour 

Mr Bakhuizen told Daily Mail Australia he had planned to ride the water bike from the Opera House beach to Circular Quay where he would walk the red carpet in time for the 007 premiere.  

But his plan backfired when an Australian Federal Police boat gave chase.  

‘The police were a bit puzzled, they were like what the hell is going on,’ Mr Bakhuizen said. 

The unusual incident was part of a publicity stunt for Mr Bakhuizen's company Future Movement

The unusual incident was part of a publicity stunt for Mr Bakhuizen’s company Future Movement

‘I said “just riding my bike mate”, I couldn’t stop or I’d fall into the water.’ 

The stuntman claimed he checked with water police before the plan unfolded but realised he had accidentally entered a Ferry zone.  

When he made it back to shore police were on the ground waiting to question him and take down his details. 

‘I expect a fine in the mail,’ he said.  

The Manta5 – which retails for around $13,490 – was intended to go on display with two other models at the James Bond premiere before the stunt went haywire. 

Despite copping a $500 fine after the plan backfired, Mr Bakhuizen dried off in time to still make it to the film screening.   

The Manta5 - which retails for around $13,490 - was intended to go on display with two other models at the James Bond premiere

The Manta5 – which retails for around $13,490 – was intended to go on display with two other models at the James Bond premiere

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