Being the world’s fastest female motorcycle racer has its privileges. For Valerie Thompson this means being the first woman appointed to the Bonneville 200 MPH Club Board of Directors.

The efforts by Triumph Motorcycles to reclaim the motorcycle land speed record throughout 2016 is brought together in a forty-five minute television show airing tonight on the Velocity network.

World Records have become precise things, with the latest one set being for ‘riding on motorcycles from the closest point on Earth to the sun to an elevation at sea-level in a single day’.

The first day of September marked an award-winning record and new title as Valerie Thompson earned the moniker of world’s fastest female motorcycle racer at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.

Setting world records is never an easy matter, but Triumph feels it’s coming to the end of a long ride in its goal of setting a land speed record.

Feel like life has been hectic lately? Spare a thought for Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita who earned a new world record the hard way by riding across five continents in less than 120 days.

Many new to motorcycles never want to leave the saddle when they start riding. This was the intention of Deena Mastracci who set a long distance record immediately after earning her license.

After traveling 29,888 miles over 46 days and 15 hours, Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita is well on his way to achieving his quest to set a new world record by circumnavigating six continents in less than 100 riding days aboard his Victory Motorcycles Cross Country Tour.

Imagine if your first motorcycle ride wasn’t around the block or even an afternoon trip, but a record-breaking cross-country road trip.

An amazing story of motorcycle endurance is playing out around the world in an attempt at a world record by Swiss endurance rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita.

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