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How do I transport my motorcycle?

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Asked by Savanna

February 9, 2020 under Auto Transport

I had used railways a couple of times to transport my motorcycle. I did not experience any problem. Now, Im moving for a short distance. So, what’s the cheapest way to transport my vehicle?


Answered by Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Motorcycles are considered one of the smallest vehicles in the automobile industry, but they can seem a lot bigger when you're trying to move them around. Just like other automobiles, shipping a motorcycle at an affordable rate requires proper planning and research. Here at Movers.com, we have provided some tips to help you decide which method is the best and the cheapest way to transport your motorcycle.

  • Utility trailer: If you're planning for a DIY move, then it's better to attach an open utility trailer to the back of your vehicle and then load the motorcycle onto the truck. This would be the cheapest way to transport a motorcycle.
  • Moving truck or enclosed trailer: If you want to keep your motorcycle protected during transit, you can either rent a moving truck or hook an enclosed moving trailer to the back of your vehicle.
  • Hire an auto transport company: If you want to ship your motorcycle in a way that doesn't mean much effort on your part, shipping a motorcycle is completely possible. Although this method will cost you more, it is a safe and efficient way to get your vehicle from one place to another.

When you're hiring a shipping company to transport your motorcycle, you'll need to clean the vehicle, check the levels of your fluids for any leaks, secure all of its loose parts and do some preparations for its journey. To find more preparation steps for shipping a vehicle, read our guide on how to transport a motorcycle.

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