Auto Shipping FAQ: Can I Get A Motorcycle Shipping Quote?
We here at American Auto Shipping can get you a quote for just about any vehicle that can roll, brake and steer – so long as it is a vehicle that can be driven, it can be shipped. Motorcycles are a different beast than a standard car, though, and there are a few things that you should be aware of when searching for a motorcycle shipping quote. To start, motorcycles are typically cheaper to ship than a standard vehicle due to their size; it’s easier for companies to move smaller vehicles as they have more room on their trucks. However, motorcycles cannot be shipped on a standard carrier like a normal car or truck can, which requires a bit more work to find a company that can handle a motorcycle.
Luckily, they’re a lot more common than, say, flatbed-only transporters. Since motorcycles can’t fit on a standard auto transport truck, they’re usually crated and either shipped in a special enclosed container or on the back of a flatbed truck. While these are a bit more difficult to find than a standard vehicle carrier, the small size of the motorcycle – and the fact that motorcycles are shipped fairly often – should help keep your prices more affordable even on non-standard trucks.
Motorcycles tend to be crated when they are shipped. This means that, upon pickup, your motorcycle will be rolled onto a pallet and secured, and then a wooden crate is built around it, completely enclosing it. This is actually really good for you, as crating usually is included in your motorcycle shipping quote and it helps protect your motorcycle from getting banged around on the back of the truck. It also helps save space while keeping the bike free of damage, and overall allows shippers to haul more motorcycles at a time than otherwise.
If you are interested in shipping a motorcycle and need a motorcycle shipping quote, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form. In the “Make” section of the quote form, simply type “motorcycle” and then choose whether it is over or under 500cc engine size. This will give us a lot more detail in regards to how large the motorcycle is, and will allow us to get you a more accurate shipping quote. You’ll get an instant price immediately right on your screen. If you have questions about our services, or would rather talk to a live person to give your information to, you can call us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.