Meet Leslie Porterfield, an American motorcyclist who has been dubbed “the fastest woman on a motorcycle”. See photo, video and read a biography of Leslie below.
Leslie Porterfield is in the news as she was featured this evening in a Discovery Channel special, “Speed Capital of the World: Bonneville”.
Leslie is a three time land speed record holder, and by far is the fastest gal on a motorcycle. She was recently named the 2008 AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year.
Via RacerXonline.com, Leslie said of the Discovery Channel special:
“I enjoyed being a part of this production and feel fortunate to have been selected. The people at Big Fish entertainment were a pleasure to work with. It is great to see Discovery Channel taking an interest in Bonneville and land-speed racing. Bonneville is such an amazing event,” commented Porterfield.
As a biography, Leslie Porterfield is 32 years of age. She has been a motorcycle rider and racer since she was 16 years old. In August, Leslie competed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and rode her Turbo Hiabusa bike at speeds of 209 mph, and in doing so became the first woman to be part of the elite 200 mph club.
Leslie is the owner of High Five Cycles, a used motorcycle dealership located in downtown Dallas, Texas.
Photo and video of Leslie Porterfield below.
Leslie Porterfield Video