Door to Door Motorcycle Shipping
How To Ship a Motorcycle
Get an instant quote with our motorcycle shipping calculator so you can start planning your journey. Simply enter the pickup/drop off zip codes and the year/make/model of your motorcycle. We offer state-to-state and cross country services, with no hidden fees, add-ons or up sells like you may see with our competitors.
Once you use our instant motorcycle shipping calculator, you’ll see an area that will give you 4 options.
The pricing will change based off your selection. Door-to-Door shipping is normally more expensive than Terminal-to-Terminal. The reason is that the truck driver has to go to out of his way to a house vs. just meeting at the terminal where on-loading/off-loading is super easy and is normally just off the highway.
Our door to door motorcycle shipping is unparalleled, so give us a call today at 1-888-347-1391 or fill out our online form. If you are in a time crunch and need your motorcycle to arrive by a specific date, it’s best just to call us rather than filling out the online form.
These are typical costs of shipping motorcycles cross country
Why Use AA Motorcycle Shipping?
Shipping with Motorcycle Transport Companies
Shipping a motorcycle can be tricky especially when you need your motorcycle to arrive on a specific date. There are two types of motorcycle shipping:
- Motorcycle shipping inside an enclosed truck
- Motorcycle shipping using a pickup truck.
Shipping Methods: Palletized and Non-Palletized Shipping
Non-Palletized Motorcycle Shipping
Your motorcycle will be strategically strapped to eye bolts on the floor of our trucks. These shipments take a bit longer to load but the in-transit times are shorter since the trucking routes are direct. With this method, no online tracking is available. This service is only available on selective routes.
Palletized Motorcycle Shipping
This is our premium service and is only available for certain routes. With this service, your motorcycle is treated to the utmost care and attention. Your bike will be secured to a pallet and shipped in an enclosed air ride trailer. Shipping times range between seven and 14 days. Online tracking is available with this service. Ideal for specialty or high-end motorcycles and vintage or classic bikes where TLC is of paramount importance.
Safely and carefully roll your motorcycle onto a pallet.
Strap down both sides and ensure no wiggling can occur.
Secure the front and back of the motorcycle to the side of the truck.
Add protection across the tires and use a power lift to offload your bike.
AA Motorcycle Shipping
How Long Does It Take To Ship a Motorcycle
We have date-specific shipping (which costs a little more) and target-date shipping. With date-specific shipping, we guarantee your motorcycle delivery will be on time, but it’s only available with proper planning. With target-date shipping, we will strive to get your motorcycle there, but due to weather, trucking routes, distance, there’s no guarantee that your motorcycle will arrive exactly on the targeted date.
How Much Does Motorcycle Shipping Cost?
The cost of shipping a motorcycle will depend on various factors like the size of your motorcycle, distance of shipping, whether the road is a straight freeway vs. a curvy road in the mountains, etc.
Pricing starts around $180 for short trips. For longer trips of 1000 miles, pricing will range around $400 - $600.
What to Consider When Choosing a Motorcycle Shipping Company
In your search, choose a company that has:
Motorcycle Shipping Tips
Before shipping your motorcycle, it’s important to be prepared for what will happen. Here are some tips to keep in mind.
Prior to the arrival of your motorcycle carrier, it’s important to do a once-over to protect your motorcycle during the shipping process. Take photos of the state of your bike and inspect for any marks or dents that are already there. Then, you can better compare the condition later, and if there is a dispute, you can show the photos to the insurance company. It’s very rare that a bike is damaged during transport, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Be early for pickup. The driver will also take the time to look over your motorcycle for pre-existing damage. He will make note of any findings within his report.