Should I Ride My Bike, Haul It Myself or Have It Shipped?

A some point in time many riders are faced with the possibility of relocating their motorcycle. There are other options besides hiring a motorcycle transport company and there are many factors to consider when you need to move a motorcycle. The obvious first choice is to ride the motorcycle to the new location. Some of the things to assess when considering riding your bike to a new location is the distance of the ride, the weather forecast, the road conditions, the route to travel, traffic conditions, tolls required, fuel expenditures, hotel fees, etc.

You can also consider hauling the bike yourself. Some of the things to assess when considering hauling the bike to a new location yourself is the method you will use to transport the bike, the equipment you will need to haul the bike yourself, the safety of the vehicle while it is in transport, the weather forecast, the road conditions, the route of travel, traffic conditions, tolls required, fuel expenditures, hotel fees, and insurance coverage for the bike while it is being transported.

Finally, you can consider hiring a motorcycle transit company to handle your bike shipment. Through the use of a specialty transporters you can reduce many of the concerns you will have riding the bike to a new location or hauling the bike yourself to a new location. Motorcycle moving companies have the required equipment to handle your bike shipment. They have the experience needed to handle your transport in a safe and efficient manner. Most motorcycle shipping companies will pick up and deliver your bike at a business or residence. Motorcycle movers are required to be licensed and carry an adequate level of cargo insurance. They also are required to follow DOT guidelines and have their trucks inspected for safety on a regular basis. Their drivers are required to pass regularly scheduled physical exams to ensure they are healthy enough to drive long distances.

All of these options have their pros and cons but the most safe and secure method to consider is usually to hire a professional transportation company to handle your bike shipment.