Best In The Desert Announces New Motorcycle Classes for 2020

Press Release | November 5, 2019

BITD adds Adventure, Ironman Pro, 399cc, Women’s, and Family classes to its motorcycle division for 2020.

BITD adds Adventure, Ironman Pro, 399cc, Women’s, and Family classes to its motorcycle division for 2020.
Photo Courtesy of BITD / Wes Vann

This is a press release from BITD…

Las Vegas, NV (October 28, 2019) – Best In The Desert, the largest off-road racing series in North America, announced today that it is adding four new classes to its motorcycle division for 2020. The big news starts with the addition of the “Adventure” class for adventure motorcycles featuring two cylinders. We also added the Ironman Pro Class due to many requests from racers. A Women’s class is being added, and we are changing our 300cc class to 399cc for Pro, Amateur, and Sportsman classes. Last but not least, Best In The Desert will offer a special Family class for those wishing to compete as part of a family unit. These new classes represent Best In The Desert’s continued efforts to respond to the evolving motorcycle market, manufacturer’s development efforts, and the changing face of motorcycling.

“We’ve been watching the motorcycle market closely for several years, and there’s no question where the growth is in the market. Adventure motorcycles featuring twin cylinders are the fastest-growing segment of the market, and many riders are looking for competitive events to test them in,” commented Best In The Desert Race Operation Manager Donald Jackson. Also, with women now making up almost 20% of all motorcyclists, the time has come for us to offer a 100% women’s class for them to compete in as well. Ours is one of the most exciting forms of racing on the planet, and the addition of these new classes is sure to draw additional interest and attention.”

“In addition to the Adventure class, Pro Ironman Class and the Women’s class we are excited to update the 300cc classes to now expand to 399cc,” said Best In The Desert CEO Daryl Folks. “Besides giving all the KTM, BMW, Honda, Yamaha and Triumph adventure motorcycle riders a new platform to compete in on their heavyweight twin-cylinder bikes, the 399cc class will create a level playing field for this highly popular class displacement as well by combining the previous 300cc class into one class for motorcycles with displacement up to 399cc. No longer will 350cc four strokes be forced to race against higher-displacement 450s. Instead, they will compete against all motorcycles of 399cc or less. Finally, the addition of the family class is sure to be a home run with those looking to compete as a family.

The launch of these new classes is the latest in a long line of initiatives Best In The Desert has undertaken recently to increase motorcycle participation and address the needs of a rapidly changing market. It represents a renewed effort by the ownership of Best In The Desert to bring more riders into the sport as well as an overall commitment to continue to grow the sport of off-road desert racing.

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