This article discusses the current state of motorcycling and motorcycle transport.
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The year 2020 has been interesting and challenging in many regards. The global pandemic has changed daily life for most people including people who are motorcycle enthusiasts.
The year started out like many years in the past but quickly deteriorated near the end of the first quarter. Motorcycle sales and motorcycle transport were fairly steady until the pandemic was revealed. There was a significant economic pull back in motorcycle sales and as such in motorcycle shipping near the end of the first quarter of the year. An interesting thing developed however after the pandemic shut down occurred. People were looking for ways to have a little bit of normalcy in their lives and a little bit of freedom and many of them turned to motorcycling.
In general, motorcycle people are a resilient bunch. They like having fun and the freedom motorcycle riding offers is a good way to have fun. You can go out on a motorcycle by yourself or socially distance with a group of other riders and not need a mask and ride for hours or days without being concerned about the virus.
Thanks to the Federal Government stimulus that many motorcyclist received, some of those extra funds where used to buy motorcycles. The off-road and dual sport motorcycle segments benefited a great deal from the shutdown and the Federal stimulus. Motorcycle dealers were scrambling to meet demand in these segments as demand grew over 50% from the previous year.
When you consider the massive increase in demand for motorcycles and the short supply of motorcycles at dealerships, riders had to look at other locations for the bikes that they were interested in purchasing. They didn’t just at local motorcycle dealers who might have been out of stock. With this in mind, our motorcycle transport service boomed throughout the second half of the year. Customers could not locate the makes and models they were looking for at their local dealers. Many customers were able to locate bikes in other states and in other regions. Our motorcycle shipping service covers the entire continental United States. You don’t need to limit your search to just local motorcycle dealerships or local classified ads. If you find a motorcycle you want and it is located out of town, we can get it delivered to you for a reasonable price and in a timely manner.
In addition to our motorcycle shipping services we also offer a payment and title transfer service to assist buyers and sellers with the transaction for the purchase of the motorcycle. We have offered this service for many years and have helped ensure a smooth transaction takes place between the buyer and the seller. The way our process works is as follows. The buyer mails the payment check payable to the seller to Shippingmasters up-front. Conversely, the seller mails the signed title to Shippingmasters up-front as well. When we receive those documents we scan them and email a copy via email to both parties. When the bike is picked up by one of our motorcycle shippers, we mail the check to the seller and email the tracking number on the mailing envelope to both parties. When the seller receives the check in the mail we mail the title to the buyer and email the tracking number on that envelope to both parties as well. With our payment and title transfer process you can rest assured that your deal will go through safely and your bike will be shipped by a fully DOT compliant motorcycle specific transporter.