How would you like to ride a motorcycle flat out on the Bonneville salt flats, competing for class honours?
Mojo Motorcycles New Zealand general manager Dale Schmidtchen is organising a very special tour of the famed Utah salt flats in August where riders can actually participate in the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials from August 29-September 3.
“I’m hoping to get up to 12 people in the first year and make it an annual event,” he says. “Everyone will get a ride.”
Dale will provide a selection of non-modified Chinese CFMoto motorcycles from 150cc to 650cc with riders able to compete for records in a range of standard motorcycle classes. All they have to bring is their leathers and race-approved helmet.
“I want the bikes to look and be as standard as possible so people realise how much fun they can have on these bikes,” he says.
Dale had planned to enter a specially prepared CFMoto 650NK in the event this year and snare a record for the first standard Chinese-made motorcycle over 100mph, but rain and logistics thwarted the attempt.
Instead, he is now planning to conduct tours to the event where participants get to ride the salt.
He says it should cost about $3000, including airfares and accommodation, driving from LA and spending three to four days on the salt.
Riders will get two passes on the salt flats for $250 and extra passes at $50 each, plus $50 for American Motorcycle Association insurance.
“Riders can go there for the fun and come home with a speed medal,” he says. “I want to associate CFMoto with having fun.”