Girls do love bikes, but they do not like riding them themselves. They love everything about them – power, speed, looks, yet, not many are actually owners of a bike. According to official data, of all motorcycle owners in the US, only 12 percent are women. Now, one of them has taken a bold step into the unknown and became the fastest female motorcycle rider of all time. Her name is Valerie Thompson and at the Bonneville (we have seen this before), she broke a world record. Riding her bike – the “7” Streamliner designed by Denis Manning, she clocked 304 mph average on two runs. The fastest she went on a bike was 313 mph which earned her the Top Speed of the Event Award. Furthermore, she is titled as the World’s Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer.
“I’ve dreamed about this since I first started racing. This would never have happened without Denis Manning and team owners, John Jans and Joe Harralson. I can’t thank them and the entire Team “7” Racing crew members enough for all their hard work during the competition,” said an enthusiastic Thompson.
She is quite successful in her own craft. Many records are under her belt including seven land speed records. As a matter of a fact, she is a lifetime member of six-land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs. Her biggest achievement may be the Bonneville 200 MPH Club membership and she is even the first female member of the Colorado Mile. Quite inspiring and extraordinary. Hopefully, she will inspire other female riders to be even better.