Different Ways to Transport a Motorcycle
You’ve just purchased your dream motorcycle, congratulations. Unfortunately, the motorcycle is hundreds of miles away and now you need to figure out how to get it home.
You could have a friend take you to get the motorcycle and drive it back home. However, you run the risk of driving in bad weather, and worse, running into bad drivers. If you purchased your dream vintage motorcycle, riding the bike back home is simply not an option. There are a few different ways to transport a motorcycle.
One option is to go the do-it-yourself route. Renting a motorcycle trailer is one DIY option. However, keep in mind that many of these trailers are open, which means that your motorcycle will likely suffer some weather-related damage. Your bike will also be exposed to rocks and pebbles that may fly up from the roadway.
Another form of damage that can occur during the DIY shipping process is scratches and dents. If your motorcycle is not properly secured, it can be damaged during the transit process. If it’s your first time taking this approach, you are not going to be too familiar with how to properly prepare your motorcycle for transport.
Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you’re considering using a shipping company as a way to transport a motorcycle you purchased, you have three options.
Open transport – the motorcycle will be strapped down to the floor between cars
Enclosed transport – the bike is stripped down to the walls or floor of an enclosed trailer
White glove – the motorcycle is loaded into a custom-built pallet and carried onto an enclosed trailer
Open transport is a cost-effective method and by using a professional company, you can rest assured that your bike will be properly secured so that it is not damaged in transit.
Enclosed transport is a great way to transport a motorcycle. This will ensure your bike is protected from the outer elements. If you purchased a one-of-a-kind or vintage motorcycle, white-glove service might be the best option for protecting this very important vehicle.
It’s important to choose a company you can trust to get your motorcycle home. American Car Transporters has shipped hundreds of vehicles, including motorcycles, across the U.S. When you need a company you can depend on for all your vehicle shipping needs, contact American Car Transporters.