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How Do We Transport Your Motorcycle Safely? Meet our Advanced Shipping System [Video]

ST1100 Motorcycle Shippers Advanced Shipping System

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Clint Lawrence

Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]


“How will you keep my motorcycle safe?” is one of the questions we hear most often from riders, and for good reason. The unexpected (and literal) bump in the road. Damage from tying down your motorcycle in the wrong spot, or even using the wrong tie-down can result in epic failure. Even seasoned riders can run into trouble when it comes to transporting their bike safely. Heck, many shipping companies also run into trouble, especially when they use a system that’s not customized to the needs of your motorcycle. At Motorcycle Shippers, we do things differently—because shipping motorcycles is what we do, and we love riding as just as much as you.

Motorcycle Shippers was founded by riders, for riders. We know how much your motorcycle means to you, and we’ve spent decades creating and refining our process and systems, which have earned the trust of thousands of riders across the U.S. Here’s a quick rundown of our Advanced Shipping System and the other specific handling procedures that keep your motorcycle safe, whether it’s lightweight, extended-length or a custom model.

Specialty trucks (and amazing drivers)

When you’re shipping your motorcycle, a fully enclosed truck is the way to go. Why? Because it shields your motorcycle from the elements. The fully-enclosed, air-ride trucks in our network help protect your motorcycle from the world outside, ensuring that its pristine finish is in top shape when it arrives at its destination. As for the folks driving the specialty motorcycle shipping trucks, they’re fully licensed, Class A drivers who share our passion for safe delivery. They’re the type of class-act professionals who we’d trust with our own motorcycles in a heartbeat. They’ll call you before they arrive to make your life easier. And some have even been known to check your tire pressure after the long haul.

(Want to meet one of our favorite drivers? Check out this story about John.)

Customized secure ramps

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Secure ramps serve to protect during transport and simplify loading

Before your motorcycle even gets on the truck, we’ve got you covered from every angle. Our customized secure ramps are specially engineered to provide seamless loading and unloading. (If you’ve ever tried to roll a motorcycle onto a truck bed yourself, you already know that this can feel like a Herculean task!)

Steel-reinforced design

Even the smoothest shipping process encounters twists and turns—many of which are unexpected. But even though you can’t anticipate every bump, you can make sure your skid system is ready to withstand them. Our design is reinforced with steel. Then, it’s stress-tested to ensure it goes the distance for your motorcycle.

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Soft Cinch tie downs are easy on coated finishes

Soft Cinch tie-downs

Your motorcycle deserves the best, so that’s what we deliver. Our Soft Cinch tie-downs protect the fragile areas on your motorcycle, even if it’s ultra-lightweight. But even though we use the best tie-downs around, the real secret is in how we use them. We strap your motorcycle down to our specialty skid in strategic locations and the platform itself creates a perimeter of protection for your motorcycle that delivers next-level safety.

(Think your tie-downs don’t really matter? This article will help show you how they aren’t all created equal)

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Advanced motorcycle shipping system test

What’s the bottom line? We’re a group of riders who love our motorcycles, and we’ve spent years engineering a system to help ensure we deliver flawlessly every time. From our specialty trucks and Class A drivers down to the last Soft Cinch tie-down, Motorcycle Shippers are raising the bar for safe motorcycle transport. And there’s more where that came from: “no surprises” quotes, affordable pricing, full order tracking, $7,000 valuation coverage and, of course, thousands of happy riders who have trusted us to get their motorcycle to their new home or bucket list location.