DALLAS, TEXAS -- Local man, Leeroy Morton, has made headlines after he managed to reduce the weight of his 460-pound motorcycle by 20 pounds -- a 4.3% reduction.
“I’ve always been obsessed with cutting weight where I can,” said Leeroy. “When it comes to motorcycle performance, the power-to-weight ratio is everything.” Leeroy, who himself weighs 346 pounds, was able to achieve this number by performing a variety of modifications to his motorcycle.
“I got this super loud Chinese exhaust off of eBay,” Leeroy said. “I also pulled off things like the mirrors, reflectors, headlight and taillight too. At first I was worried that cars wouldn’t be able to see me, but that hasn’t been an issue. It must be the loud pipe.”
It doesn’t just stop there for Leeroy, though.
“I lost in a rolling race to a rider on a bike with half the horsepower of mine,” Leeroy said. “His bike has a light-weight lithium battery, which proved to be the difference maker. Getting one of those is obviously the next step for me.”