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Officially official: Leslie Porterfield is world's fastest woman on a motorcycle


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Meet motorcycle enthusiast Leslie Porterfield. She was recently confirmed by the Guinness World Records book as being the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. Although she established the 232.522mph record in the 2008 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, she has only now been officially declared the fastest woman to ever go beyond the 232mph pass.

Porterfield, who also owns a motorcycle dealership – High Five Cycles – in Dallas, Texas said: “I couldn’t believe it when they called. It’s takes awhile after filing the paper work with the FIM (International Federation of Motorcycling) to get the record certificate, and then with Guinness – this has been going on for awhile and when they called I was just thrilled.”

The American woman achieved the speed record on a 2002 2000cc Turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa and the achievement comes to raise the 229.361mph stake set in 1978 by motocross rider and stuntwoman, Marcia Holley with a single engine streamliner motorcycle.

Source: visordown


2 comments:

Great job Leslie that is great smileymaybe one day I would like to have a go on her Busa bike.smiley

Cool. Good for her then. It must have been an awesome experience (and I know terrifying at the same time) to be running at that fast on her bike. I don’t even reach more than 150 miles an hour on my bike, anything close to 15 mph scares me already. Congratulations Leslie, its not easy to get the courage to do what she has done but I hope that no body does something like what she has on the streets and illegal racing places. Safety is still a very important issue with this sort of things as it can get the driver killed.

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