World's fastest woman biker Leslie Porterfield backs ladies to excel under pressure

Dec 04, 2017, 08:45 IST | A Correspondent

Women bikers react better to contingencies at high speed than men, claims Leslie Porterfield, the world's fastest woman on a motorcycle

Women bikers react better to contingencies at high speed than men, claims Leslie Porterfield, the world's fastest woman on a motorcycle. Porterfield, who was in Goa to attend the just-concluded India Bike Week (IBW) 2017, also said that from surviving a bike crash in 2007 to setting the world record next year at the mecca of speed - the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah - was one of the high points of her career.

Leslie Porterfield
Leslie Porterfield

"Women do have some great challenges and advantages over men. I think we just react better than men like when things go wrong while motorcycling. I think we have seen some great female riders who are great level-heads," Porterfield, 41, a Texas-born biker and mother, whose name ranks in the Guinness World Records, told IANS.

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