Motohio European Motorbikes
When Elizabeth was 5 years old, she wanted nothing more than a Power Wheels Barbie Jeep Wrangler. Instead, her father bought her a Yamaha PW50—a pint-size motorcycle that is an excellent learner bike. The rest, as they say, is history.
Elizabeth grew up racing in the dirt. She developed skills that easily transitioned into street, track and adventure racing. She has raced in numerous disciplines, including Motocross, Enduro, Hare Scramble, Grand National Cross Country and RallyMoto.
Elizabeth worked at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina. There, she taught rider training courses, led adventure tours throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains and ran female-specific off-road training events. She was also the first woman from the United States to be certified by BMW Motorrad in Germany as an on-road and off-road instructor.
On several occasions, Elizabeth trained active-duty military personnel in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She prepared them for off-road mobility use when deployed for overseas missions.
Elizabeth has worked many regional and national rallies, plus numerous international motorcycle shows. She has been a part of support crews for racers in the Baja Rally in Mexico and has taken multiple cross-country trips on her BMW R1200GS.
Elizabeth has been everything from a World Superbike umbrella girl to a seven-time AMA Racing National Champion in Vintage Motocross and Hare Scrambles.
A graduate of the Fisher College of Business, Elizabeth was the vice president of the Buckeye Motorcycle Club while at Ohio State. Her family owns and operates two European motorcycle dealerships in Ohio—Motohio European Motorbikes in Columbus and BMW Motorcycles of Greater Cincinnati.
As the sales manager at Motohio, she periodically travels to Europe for business conferences and to ride the latest motorcycle models as they are unveiled.
Elizabeth is a columnist for On The Level, the official BMW Riders Association bi-monthly magazine.
Recently, Elizabeth won the 2020 American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Ohio State Championship Enduro Race in the women’s class; finished second in the 2020 AMA Appalachian Championship Enduro Series in the women’s class; and placed sixth in the 2020 AMA National Enduro Championship Series in the women’s amateur class.
To learn more about Elizabeth and the Allen family, visit Motohio European Motorbikes and BMW Motorcycles of Greater Cincinnati.