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