Enduro is the most varied of dirtbike disciplines as it involves activities as diverse as bush or outback events, to the internationally famous Dakar Rally, an enormous rally covering thousands of miles and several challenging countries and terrain. Enduro bikes are very similar to motocross but have lights and number plates because they usually have to be road legal, and have softer suspension to cope with much rougher and variable terrain.

Most AMA enduro events are ‘short course’ enduros and are often referred to as ‘XC – Cross Country’. A similar format is the Moto-Duro, which has terrain that is mixed and can include natural bush and open paddocks on a range of surfaces from sand through to solid rock. They offer good value to the rider as they give plenty of riding time.

Timecard Enduro’s is a high impact sport, where participants try to keep to a set average speed schedule. You have to do a certain amount of laps, some of which you will be timed through, and you'll also get penalty points if you fall behind. Events last from several hours to a full day.

Need more informationabout riding enduro? The Enduro FAQs might help.


The AMA has Promoters (clubs and businesses) which are insured by the AMA to organise enduro events across Australia. Plus, the AMA has Groups that promote local events as well as helping out Promoters with theirs. In order to participate in AMA enduro events, riders must apply for an AMA Enduro Licence.

Details of organised enduro events can be found in the Enduro Events Calendar.

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