Shipping a Motorcycle Across the U.S: How to do it
Shipping a motorcycle from one part of the country to the other can be challenging. This is usually the case when the distances that have to be covered are great. Let’s assume that you need to transport bike from Palm Beach in Florida to the sleepy town of Sturgis, in South Dakota, in time for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. That’s a distance of around 2 180 miles. So, what transportation options would be available to you in this regard?
Make Transporting your bike and Adventure: Go on a Road Trip
The first option that’s open to you when it comes to the transportation of your motorcycle from one part of the country to the other involves packing your gear, getting on your bike and taking in the scenery while riding towards your destination.
Of course, many of the distances that we are talking about are not for the fainthearted. If you are not up to the extended road trip, sitting on your motorcycle for up to 2000 miles can be enough to turn you against motorcycling. However, if you are up to the task, you can turn the whole event into a veritable adventure of a lifetime.
Preparing for the trip
We have previously written several articles in which we talk about some of the things that you need to do in order to prepare for a motorcycle road trip. You can check out our tips on winter motorcycle riding, as well as our tips on riding a motorcycle at night.
The one thing that we have to say here is that if your are going to spend days on your bike, you need to properly plan your itinerary beforehand. Things that you to take into account include the weather, your luggage, how you are going to carry the things that you will need on the limited space that’s available on motorcycles, where you are going to stay and how long you are going to be on the road.
You also need to make sure that your motorcycle is up to scratch. A journey of thousands of miles demands that you have perfect tires as well as perfectly working brakes, lights and other essential safety components.
Let Experts Transport your Motorcycle
The above tip is only for the particularly adventurous. For the rest of us, the very thought of riding a motorcycle for more than 2000 miles is something of an impracticality. If, as we have already mentioned, you wish to transport your motorcycle from Palm Beach to South Dakota in time for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, it’s much more practical to leave the job to professionals.
AA Motorcycle Shipping
We, at AA Motorcycle Shipping, are one of the biggest names in the shipping of motorcycles from one part of the United States to the other. We have, over the years developed a reputation for being the best in the business. So, what is it that makes us so great?
An Instant Quote
One of the great things about our services is that we are one of the few motorcycle shipping companies that are confident enough to give you an instant online quote. What’s more, our model comes with no strings attached. Once we have given you a quote, there can be no changing it.
If you have ever checked out some of our competitors, you will discover that there is a lot of up selling going on within the business. Think that attractive quote that you have just received is the final cost of having your motorcycle shipped? Well, then you need to think again. Only AA Motorcycle shipping gives you peace of mind inasmuch as price stability is concerned.
Another great thing about our services, at AA Motorcycle Shipping, is that we offer door to door shipping for your motorcycles. What this means is that you can entrust your bike in our care and we will transport it across the country in as quick and as safe a way as is possible.
If, as in our example, you wish to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, all that you need to do is get in touch with us, and we will handle the shipping of your bike across the country in time for the event.
Rent a Bike
Although this is not, strictly speaking, a way of transporting your motorcycle, renting a bike is a great way of getting a bike at the location where you need it. The great thing about this is that you forego the headache of having to transport your motorcycle from one end of the country to the other.
There are, of course, thousands of bike rentals outfits out there. Examples of companies that rent out motorcycles in the case of our example, Sturgis in South Dakota, include Eagle Rider Motorcycles and Black Hills.
Let’s face it; our motorcycles pretty much have personalities of their own. Renting a totally strange motorcycle is usually not the most ideal solusion, particularly if you have spend hours customizing your ride to be exactly what you want it to be.
Transporting your Motorcycle on your own
Nowadays, most people have taken to transporting their own motorcycles from one point in the United States to the other on their own. Ride along any stretch of road and you are likely to encounter a pickup truck with a motorcycle in the back.
Loading your bike into the back of a pickup truck comes with its own challenges, as you will see in the hundreds of videos that have been loaded to YouTube. The takeaway here is that you should be fully prepared, in terms of equipment, to load, secure and unload your motorcycle.
We have previously written an article in which we talk about some of the things that can go wrong while your motorcycle is being shipped from one part of the country to the other. If you do not properly strap your bike in place, there is a great risk that things will go wrong somewhere.
That is why we recommend that you turn to professionals should you need to have your motorcycle transported across the country and else. At AA Motorcycle Shipping, we have gathered the wealth of experience that is needed to ensure that your most priced of possessions arrives in place without suffering any damage.