This is a timed ride (not a race) ........Speeds average from 25 to 35mph. Motorcycles are 1968 or older models with displacement no larger than 305cc. We have seen motorcycles from all makes from Aermacchi, CZ, NSU, BMW, Benelli, Ossa to Honda Suzuki and Jawa's Teams are also often created for riders that wish to ride this event with family and friends. Riders come from as close at NH and as far as Hawaii & Norway. Originally started in 1914 as the Giro Motociclistico d'Italia, the historic race was loved for its daring open road excitement and competitive spirit. The competition, also known as the Giro d'Italia, gained momentum over the years and reached a heyday in the mid 1950s when it became the showcase of Italian motorbike manufacturers, including Gilera, Ducati, Morini, Mondial, Benelli and MV Augusta.
Many of the bikes were created specifically for the Motogiro-USA, helping to build Italy's legendary reputation for speed, style and performance. Despite its success, the race was ended
in 1957 when the Italian government prohibited all road races.
The winner of Motogiro USA was also the recipient of a beautiful Brooks Leather Jacket.
Brooks Leather joined the "Motogiro Team" as announced on Janurary 9, 2014. Brooks is proud to be part of this very cool event series and looks forward to more great events in the future. In fact, Jamie Goodson (Brooks President) on his 250cc Harley-Davidson Sprint and Duane, Jamie's "Right Hand Man" at Brooks HQ on his 250cc Benelli have participated in the event competing since 2011. "We sponsor the event because we are believers in the event.", said Jamie Goodson.