Motorcycle Transport & Shipping

Motorcycle Transport & Shipping 2018-07-13T10:33:46+00:00

At Number 1 Auto Transport, we call it our special “Varoom, Varoom” service. The sound of a motorcycle makes us think of the freedom of the open road and the special kind of people who love their motorcycles more than any kind of 4-wheel vehicle, rain or shine.

Whether you have a top-of-the-line Harley-Davidson for highway driving or a Suzuki TU250X for easy maneuverability in the city, you’re now beginning to worry about which transport company is best to use for shipping your motorcycle.

With our 5-star reputation for reliability and exceptional customer service for over three decades, Number 1 Auto Transport can promise you that your motorcycle will be safe in our hands.

Safe Motorcycle Shipping Method

Although you can choose to have your motorcycle shipped in an open carrier securely strapped to a trailer, we highly recommend that you allow us to ship it in an enclosed carrier. This protects your bike’s detailing, leather seats, and body from damage or breakage resulting from outside factors like a rock or other debris, and rain, sleet, or snow.

Crated in an enclosed carrier, strapped to a customer palette, properly separated from other bikes, yours will be delivered safely to your destination, on-time for important bike rallies and events.

The Best Motorcycle Insurance in the Industry

Even when Number 1 Auto Transport does everything correctly in preparing your bike and shipping it, unforeseen circumstances can happen. To soften the blow of the unexpected, we provide exceptional motorcycle insurance that makes it easier to get your bike back in mint condition and get you back on the road.

What Factors Affect Motorcycle Shipping Rates?

  • Distance – In general, the greater the distance, the higher the shipping cost. However, there are major exceptions. If we ship your bike to a destination on a popular shipping route like a city along Interstate 95 between New York and Florida, you may enjoy surprisingly low shipping costs because your bike is traveling in a fully loaded carrier. It’s more expensive for us and our customers when we have to put a partially loaded truck on the road.
  • Off the Beaten Path – Another factor that will increase the cost is if your destination is not located on a main interstate route. There are the added expenses of more time spent leaving the interstate and using more gas to travel to an out-of-the-way destination.
  • Bike Style – Some bikes have unique frames that prevent us from simply strapping them to our carrier. Instead, they need to be mounted and supported on special cradles to avoid any scratches or damages along the way.
  • Bike Weight – We need to know the weight of your bike, too, in order to give you an accurate quote. We’ve heard stories of some carriers giving you a quote without considering the weight of the bike, only to tell you the transport cost is higher than you expected when you come to pick it up.