It's Official: World's Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle

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  1. Smashy

    Smashy

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    Guinness World Records has accepted Leslie Porterfield, owner of High Five Cycles in Dallas, as the Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle.

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    According to a press release issued by Foremost Insurance Group (which sponsors Porterfield, a Foremost independent agent), motocross rider and stunt woman Marcia Holley previously held the title for more than 30 years. Her record of 229.361 mph was set with a single-engine streamliner motorcycle in 1978.

    Guinness is recognizing Porterfield’s 232.522 mph, set in the 2008 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a 2002 2000cc turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa.

    “I couldn’t believe it when they called,” Porterfield stated. “It takes a while after filing the paperwork with the FIM [International Federation of Motorcycling] to get the record certificate, and then with Guinness. This has been going on for a while, and when they called, I was just thrilled.”

    Foremost says Porterfield first set the Bonneville Salt Flats on fire in 2008 by recording an overall land speed record of 232.5 mph in the 2000cc modified class, the fastest record of any woman on two wheels.

    After that, she was honored as the AMA Female Rider of the Year in 2008, was featured in the Discovery Channel documentary Speed Capital of the World: Bonneville and toured the world as a public speaker — all while owning and running her dealership.

    Most recently, Porterfield was a featured speaker at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows and the 22nd Annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast.

    While her crew begins prepping for the next round of speed trials, which begin in May in El Mirage, Calif., Porterfield is taking some time to focus on StandUp for Kids, a nonprofit organization that assists homeless children in America. In June, Porterfield and StandUp for Kids will raffle off a Honda CBR1000RR, with all proceeds going to the charity.

    After that it’s back to Bonneville, back to BUB and back to the hunt for her next accomplishment. “I don’t just want to be the fastest woman in the world,” Porterfield told Foremost. “I want to be the fastest person in the world. That’s what’s next.”


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  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Other than a set of bolt-ons, she's not bad looking for an old chick.
     

  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Does she know the Deadliest Woman with a Knife?
     
  4. DR. HOUSE

    DR. HOUSE Everybody Lies

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    OH, fastest. I thought I read fatest.

    Oh well here it is anyway.
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  5. tbhracing

    tbhracing Senior Member

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    She aint old and I would sooooo hit that.
     
  6. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    To me this is the fastest woman on a motorcycle[​IMG]
     
  7. JuneyBooney

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    Well. she looks good no matter what.
     
  8. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I don't own a motorcycle; I don't even want one, but I think I need to visit this High Five Cycles:whistling: It's only about 15-20 minutes from my place.:supergrin:

    There are more pics online, and she looks nice to me. According to the all-knowing interwebs, she's only 32.
     
  9. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    she's got one of those faces that look amazing at first glance, but if you really look at her you can tell that she looks nothing like that first thing in the morning.

    don't get me wrong, she's still pretty, but it looks like that's about 70% illusion.
     
  10. boats1

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    These two women had a great show back when.
     
  11. Steve0853

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    that's usually how it goes, BEER......:whistling:
     
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    Two Fat Ladies was the show. Rode around on a Triumph. Very funny stuff.
     
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    BigDog[RE] NRA Member

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    Yeah, but the illusion ain't half bad...


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    I think Angelle would be the "Quickest" woman on a motorcycle......

    Both do a great job of representing the female sportsma......sports person.
     
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    Bolt-ons? :rofl:

    Did a quick research on her bolt-ons, but the evidence was inconclusive. They look original. You must know something I did not find.
     
  16. eyesnorth

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    The name on the bike is appropriate......:whistling:
     
  17. gbambeck1

    gbambeck1 Tinfoiler

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    I have never wanted to be a motorcycle seat so bad in my life.
     
  18. BigDog[RE]

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    I don't know about that, please reference post #4 in this thread! ;-)
     
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    i have purchased a motorcycle from her, an 03vtx 1300s, and she is a super nice lady and unlike most vehicle salesman, she is more concerned with your happiness in a bike than how much money shes gonna make.

    and she is SMOKING HOTT in a business suit.
     
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I live in SoCal and that automatically imbues me with the expertise to detect and identify modified mammary glands.:embarassed: