General Questions

What kind of a driver's license is required?

A valid motorcycle endorsement, on your license, is mandatory to take part in a guided tour or to rent a motorcycle.

If you do not have either, you can ride with one of our professional riders as a pillion (passenger) with our Pillion Motorcycle Tours.

Is riding gear included?

All tour participants will be required to have:

  • Valid driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement for riders
  • Valid driver’s license with or without motorcycle endorsement or valid state ID for passengers
  • A valid passport is acceptable
  • A motorcycle half helmet will be provided but you can bring your own.
  • A headscarf or bandana is highly recommended
  • Eye protection (if using half helmet)
  • Motorcycle boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and gloves are highly recommended but not mandatory
  • Please come dressed appropriately for the weather and season.
Can I use my own motorcycle?

Most definitely! When you select your tour, make sure you select “Ride Your Own” when selecting your individual tour options.

If you do not have a motorcycle and you’re not interested in renting one, you can ride with one of our professional riders as a pillion (passenger) with our Pillion Motorcycle Tours.


Who do you use as your motorcycle rental vendor?
Although we are considering owning our own fleet in the near future, at this time, we utilize EagleRider as our vendor for motorcycle rentals.
What are the requirements for renting a motorcycle?

In order to rent a motorcycle from our vendor, you must be 21 years of age or older, have a major credit card, have a valid motorcycle endorsement on your license, and have the ability to operate a middle to heavyweight motorcycle.

If you do not meet the requirements for renting a motorcycle, you can ride with one of our professional riders as a pillion (passenger) with our Pillion Motorcycle Tours.

What kind of security deposit is required for renting a motorcycle?

At the time of motorcycle pick-up, a security deposit will be taken on your credit card This amount will be held will be unavailable against the credit card available balance until after the return of the motorcycle at which time, with no charges due, the security deposit amount will drop off of the credit card automatically.

The security deposit amount is between $1000 and $3,000 depending on the type of Theft and Damage Waiver that is being purchased by the tour participant.

If it’s too much hassle to rent a bike, you can ride with one of our professional riders as a pillion (passenger) with our Pillion Motorcycle Tours.


What happens if a motorcycle breaks down?

Tour breakdowns are extremely rare in our industry but are not preventable.

For tours that include a support vehicle, a spare bike will be available but our vendor’s preventative maintenance plan ensures all rental bikes are in excellent mechanical order before the start of each tour.

Is fuel and oil included on guided tours?
We include all fuel and oil for your bike on all scheduled riding days as part of your package price. However, any fuel used during free days is not covered by Black Moto Tours.

Payment Questions

Do I have to make a deposit to reserve a tour?

For most tours, we require a 25% deposit when you book your tour.

When is the full payment due for my tour?

Your tour balance must be paid 30 days before your tour start date.

If a tour is reserved with a start date of 30 days or less, the full amount of the tour must be made at the time of booking.

How do I reschedule my tour reservation?
If you have to reschedule your trip for any reason, any applicable deposit will be issued on a Black Moto Tours gift card. This credit balance will be valid for one year, towards any of our future tours or Black Moto merchandise.
How do I cancel my tour reservation?
Due to the fact that we book resources such as hotels, motorcycles, meal reservations, etc. based on your reservation, we must know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you will be unable to attend your tour.

Tour Questions

Do you have a chase / support vehicle?
We will have a chase van that will support us on any tours of 7 days or over in length. This chase van can be used to store your luggage, supplies, and other trip-related items. Please note that space is limited so we ask that you be considerate of your tourmates when storing your items on the chase van. In addition, we will have drinking water on the vehicle for tour members.
What is the average mileage covered per day?
The average riding day while on a Guided Tour will be between 200 – 250 miles, with the occasional day that will be around 300 miles. As a group, we will stop often to take pictures, enjoy the local sights and attractions, and to ensure the group is well rested and keeping up the group pace.

For those interested in covering a lot of mileage each day, you may want to look at our Road Burner tours that have larger amounts of daily riding time and mileage coverage. You also have the opportunity to work with our team to develop a custom tour that covers as many miles a day as you like.

How many bikes are in a typical tour group?
We keep our tour group size to 15 bikes as a maximum. This will allow the group the chance to know each other, bond as a group, and to develop into a cohesive riding unit.
What are typical hotel and food accommodations?

All nights are hotel stays unless stated otherwise and rooms are normally booked double occupancy. Please contact us directly for an upgrade to single occupancy.

Meals take place at a variety of local establishments from popular roadside diners to fine restaurants. Due to location differences, each tour will vary as far as the specific food options available. Breakfast and dinner will typically be a local restaurant either at or near the hotel as part of the daily opening and closing activities. Lunches will be taken during the day’s travel  and can vary from sit-down restaurants to roadside food attractions.

Read our policies on our Policy page for more detailed information.

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