RallyMoto is an accessible genre of competitive stage rally for motorcycles. Most RallyMoto competition is part of a larger stage rally that includes classes for cars, which gives the entire sport a very fun european/global feel. Bikes line up next to Subaru WRX, Mitsubishi Eclipse and other high performance cars and trucks, along with some vintage vehicles and entry-level rally cars. Stage rally events typically occur over the course of 2-3 days and use a mix of open public roads for transit between stages and closed roads with no speed limits during each stage. Riders compete for the lowest overall combined time at the end of all stages.
Bikes: Any brand large displacement dual-sport/upright motorcycle (450 ccand up). No sport bikes allowed.
Passengers: Passengers are not allowed.
When/Where it Happens: RallyMoto happens all over the US and Canada throughout the year. Popular events that you may have heard of include Sandblast Rally (SC in March), Rally West Virginia (WV in August) and Black River Stages (NY in September).
Governing Body: RallyMoto is governed by NASA Rally Sport.
Cost and Entry Fees: RallyMoto entry fees are usually around $300 per rally. NASA Rallysport membership ($45) and competition license ($65) are required. Lodging, fuel, and protective gear are additional expenses.
Preparation: The sport of Rally is famous for its technical regulations. These are a set of minimum characteristics that the rider and bike need to have in order to compete. You are advised to read every bit of the regulations and supplemental regulations for preparing your motorcycle and for having the right gear. Note that certain regulations (such as helmet certifications) are very strictly enforced and that “close enough” is not good enough when it comes to meeting the regulations. MAX BMW has extensive experience with RallyMoto (we helped invent the category) so please contact us for assistance with preparation. You can have a lot of fun preparing your bike with auxiliary lighting, guards and protection, tires, suspension and lots of other rally-spec goodies!
If you are curious about RallyMoto, the best thing to do is to get in touch with Max or Joe at MAX BMW. We will be glad to help!
This event is organized by the National Auto Sport Association. It is being published for the attention of MAX BMW Motorcycles customers. MAX BMW Motorcycles bears no responsibility for this event.