About Us

Our Priorities

Quality Motorcycles

We are commited to providing only high-quality, safe, and reliable motorcycles.  Each motorcycle is outfitted with appropriate dual sport tires, heated grips, and racks to carry your gear.  Pre-programed motorcycle GPS units are also available for rent.

Respect Nature and Culture

The Black Sea region of Turkey includes some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and nature.  We are committed to not only promoted it, but also perserving it.   We are also excited to share with you the rich culture and hospitality of the Black Sea.

Create Adventure

Our self-guided tours were designed around years of exploring every corner this reigon has to offer.  We desire to create an experience that will satisfy your sense of adventure.  We can even plan specialized routes for those seeking more of a challenge.

Make Friends

Motorcycle adventure touring is even more enjoyable when you share it with friends.  We’re all about creating opportunities for you to bond with your friends and provide opportunities to make some new friends along the way.

About Our Team

Justin Leonard, Owner

Nationality: American
First Bike: Honda CBF150

In 2007, my wife, 3 young children, and I sold everything we owned and moved halfway around the world to start a new life and adventure in Turkey.  When we moved to Turkey, I had no idea what to expect.  In fact, I didn’t know the language, I didn’t have a home, and I had no guarantees that our huge gamble would not turn out to leave us broke and destitute.  Thankfully in time though with the help of a couple friends and a warm and hospitable Turkish culture we were able to settle relatively quickly into our new host country and new way of life.  We have numerous stories of how we were able to survive the first years in Turkey, but that’s a different story.

My educational and professional background is in civil engineering.  Prior to moving to Turkey, I studied at both Asbury Univesity and the University of Kentucky followed by nearly 8 years of working as an engineering consultant in Lexington, Kentucky.  It is funny how life works sometimes.  You spend a significant portion of your life studying and working to become something or somebody.  Then circumstances change, and you end up doing something totally different as with the case of my life. 

Since moving to Turkey, I have worked as an exporter, as a sales manager, and as a business development manager for a cell phone game company.  Now after several years of riding motorcycles all over North East Turkey, I started Black Sea Moto.

I am extremely thankful for all of the experiences that I have had, but I have learned that it’s not our education or our career that truly defines us.  It is our hearts.   From our hearts come our passions, our desires, our ability to love those around us, and our ability to shape our own character.