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Motorcycle Shipping

motorcyle shipping

Car transport and motorcycle transport are basically the same thing. Bikes can go on the same trailers and a lot of the same companies handle the transport. There are companies that exclusively ship motorcycles but there aren’t many of them.

A big difference though is price. Bikes get transported for around half what a car would on the same route. Often carriers consider bikes just extra money on top of the cars they already have on the trailer so dirt cheap transport is possible. However keep your expectations realistic. Patience is the key to getting a good price but if it’s been three weeks and no one is interested then it may be time to raise the price.

Another thing to keep in mind is that on an open trailer your bike is exposed to the weather. This isn’t such a big deal for cars but if your bike has parts that could be damaged then make sure to cover them up, secure them, or remove them. Another options is to go for an enclosed transport, check out our guide here. Of course there are certain pitfalls involved with enclosed transport but it is up to you to weigh your options. If your main concern is the safety of your bike then enclosed transport is THE option for you. Shell out the extra cash.

Crate shipping is another possible solution but I don’t have a lot of experience with it. This involves building a crate or purchasing one and then shipping the bike on a reefer (a semi truck with a box trailer used for any type of freight). From what I’ve heard it’s a lot of trouble for not that much savings but research your options thoroughly. If you just want to save money and don’t mind some work then just take the bike apart and take it to the post office.

Find a good company and everything will be handled appropriately. If you’ve already shipped a car with a certain company and liked the results then chances are they ship motorcycles as well. If this is your first time shipping check out MIG Auto Transport or simply click ‘Get A Quote’ at the top of this page. They do excellent work I hear.

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