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Should Kids Ride Motorcycles?

Kids Riding Motorcycles

If you ask helicopter parents, they’ll definitely say “no way.” But gearhead parents and seasoned riders might have a different idea. So do the makers of the Moto Rocker, who believe it’s never too early to introduce a child to the joys and freedom of riding. How young is too young to learn to ride? Here’s our take on the debate. The Moto Rocker and Harley’s kid-friendly exhibition Parents aren’t the only ones advocating motorcycling for kids. German industrial designer...learn more

5 Reasons Why Motorcycles Are Better Than Cars

Sign - No Cars

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Cars vs Motorcycles – Are you in a cage? As motorcyclists, we can all attest that bikes are better than cars. The unbeatable sense of freedom. The ability to go where no car has gone before. These are things we point to a lot. But when you boil down the facts, motorcycles outperform cars in a lot of ways...learn more

Fuel Should be Cheaper

Gas Prices

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   High gas prices got you down? We feel they shouldn’t  be so high As your gas level indicator heads toward zero, you’re probably just like the rest of us—muttering a not-so-silent expletive, wondering how many more miles you have left before you have to shell out more dollars at the pump. And while parting with our hard-earned money has...learn more

Simple Tip for Dealers Makes Selling Motorcycles Easier

Motorcycle Shippers Truck Delivering Motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Boost Unit Sales with Nationwide Delivery for Prospective Buyers Motorcycle sales have struggled to bounce back after the 2008 global financial crisis, facing a 14.1% decrease in sales annually. Even Harley Davidson has felt the pinch, seeing a 6.7% global decline. In the U.S., sales dropped 9.3% in 2017. Such a challenging climate in motorcycle sales has led many...learn more

The 10 Most Valuable Vintage Motorcycles

Vintage Motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   A 1951 investment of $710 nets $929,000 at auction Upward trending gas prices might be one of the reasons you choose a motorcycle over a car, but let’s face it, the biggest draw of a motorcycle is still the incredible feeling of the ride. The freedom of the open road isn’t just a phrase; it’s a whole lot of...learn more

Where Do You Stand in the Trump and Harley-Davidson Feud?

Made In America Sign

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Harley-Davidson takes “American” out of “American  Made” Motorcycle sales have been on a downward spiral for the last few years. And for iconic American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson, that has posed a big problem. Company sales have fallen to 50% of what they were in 2006; this has no doubt contributed to the company’s plummeting stocks. But the blows just...learn more

You Deserve an Untouchable Day

Man waving with motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Summer is here. And with it comes the tendency to reminisce about the playful days of our youth—those long days riding in the sun without a care in the world. But just because you’ve gone and grown up doesn’t mean you have to give that up for good. Americans are overtired and overworked. On the average, we take the...learn more

Your Motorcycle Could Make You Money

Rent Your Motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   The sharing economy wants your motorcycle Motorcyclists are a unique breed of people who love their freedom to ride the open road. And they love the bikes that give them the liberty of hitting the throttle at a moment’s notice. Now one company, TwistedRoad, is tapping into the sharing economy by launching a motorcycle-sharing app that’s actually affordable. The...learn more

A Car that Spits out a Motorcycle?

Car Spits out Motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Ford’s latest design spits out a motorcycle Have you ever towed a car or motorcycle along on vacation to provide an easier way to get around? You’re not alone. Many of us have done exactly that, trying to increase efficiency and leave the luggage-filled vehicle behind. But now, Ford is about to change the game. Ford has steadily been...learn more

Getting Tied Down Is Good

Motorcycle Tie Downs

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   If I was motorcycle I would tell my owner to learn how to properly tie me down. Sounds crazy, right?  Many of us think of our bike as another family member.  I mean, we call them our “baby” but don’t necessary treat them like one. Moving your bike in a truck, trailer or crate requires proper securing to avoid...learn more

Get the Bike You Deserve at the Price You Love

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Motorcycle sales may be down from what they used to be, but U.S. consumers are still buying around 500,000 motorcycles a year. And in 2016, about 842,000 motorcycles were registered in California, a popular market for bikers. Maybe it’s the seemingly eternal summer. Maybe it’s the ocean. Whatever it is, states like California and Florida tend to have more...learn more

Do Whiskey and Motorcycles Mix?

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Is a Whiskey and Motorcycle Collaboration a Good Idea? For the third year in a row, two iconic American brands are collaborating to release a new iteration of their limited edition motorcycle. The brands? Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel’s. Just like the brands themselves, which both made waves by being the first in their industries to hit the U.S....learn more

Will New Tariffs Steal Motorcycle Affordability from US?

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they [email protected]>   American-made motorcycle prices could be about to skyrocket The American motorcycle market has been struggling to get back up after the 2008 recession. Despite Harley-Davidson’s declining sales numbers, they remain at the top of the U.S. market. But now, they’re facing a new challenger—the new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was heavily fixated on...learn more

Can Motorcycle Makers Build Cooler Cars Than Real Car Companies?

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they [email protected]   It’s been a decade since the recession, and motorcycle sales still continue to sputter. Well-regarded companies like Harley Davidson have seen global retail sales drop 6.7% in 2017, following a previous three-year drop in sales. As Baby Boomers age, future-minded motorcycle companies are continuing to shift their focus to meet the changing needs of a new rider demographic. For some companies,...learn more

How to Cut the Hassle From Buying Your New Bike

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   With an aging baby boomer population, a new crowd of millennial riders and an economy still on the mend, many riders are looking for more affordable bikes. Despite new models that cater to the younger crowd, many riders are turning their search to the used bike market. Buying the right used motorcycle can take some legwork, though. Researching sellers...learn more

Feds Turn Their Eyes to Safety

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   The Feds hone in on motorcycle safety—should you care? With the recent launch of the Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC), the feds are officially turning their eyes to motorcycle safety—for better or for worse, depending on how you feel about rider regulations. The MAC is designed to provide recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on matters related to motorcyclist...learn more

Why Easy Rider is Still Relevant Today (And Some Things You Might Not Know About the Cult Classic)

Easy Riders

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   It’s been nearly 50 years since Easy Rider took us all on a wild ride across the U.S. from Los Angeles to New Orleans. This iconic tale of “A man [who] went looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere” reawakened the very soul of American motorcycling and sparked a renewed commitment to film and biking long after it...learn more

Is Technology Robbing Our Riding Experience?

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Motorcycling is a way of life. But new technologies on the horizon might just change the very nature of motorcycling forever. While technology may promise to enhance the biking experience with bells and whistles, at the end of the day, is that what bikers really want? The Great Biker Tech Debate Bikers fall into two camps when it comes...learn more

Motorcycle Shippers Named “Preferred Provider” for the California Motorcycle Dealers Association

Motorcycle Shippers Truck Delivering Motorcycle

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   Providing white-glove motorcycle shipping and ATV transportation services Fountain Valley, CA (Feb 28th, 2018) – Motorcycle Shippers recently announced their association with the California Motorcycle Dealers Association (CMDA) as a preferred transporter, providing dealers with a tool to help deliver more bikes to more customers. Motorcycle Shippers has successfully transported more than 90,000 motorcycles safely and securely to their...learn more

Motorcycle Helmet Protest Turns Fatal

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that in 2016, there were a total of 4,976 motorcyclist fatalities—an 8% increase over the previous year. A Canadian study reported that motorcyclists were 3.5 times more likely to suffer from injury or fatality due to head trauma than other drivers on the road. Without safety features such as airbags, the only thing...learn more

10 Best Deals on 2018 Motorcycles

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   10 Value Motorcycles to Check Out in 2018 As we ride on into 2018, the landscape of motorcycling has never looked better. New design and technological advances are making better bikes available at just a fraction of the cost. For those looking for inspiration, we’ve compiled some of the best value motorcycles on the market today—from the best bikes...learn more

Winning Marketing Strategies for Motorcycle Dealers

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   The motorcycle industry is changing fast. The average age of today’s biker is 47, up from 40 in 2009 and 32 in 1990. There’s no denying that riders are getting older and buying fewer bikes. And that’s leaving a reeling post-recession motorcycle industry looking to the future. Motorcycle manufacturers are placing their hopes on the Millennial generation. But this...learn more

Daytona Bike Week March 9-18, 2018

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   77th Annual Bike Week Every year, bike week events draw large crowds from all over the world. Daytona Bike Week is no different. It’s been a tradition for many families and riders for generations as one of the oldest bike weeks around. Since 1937, Daytona Bike Week has stood strong, attracting more people every year. 2018 will mark its...learn more

Using Google Maps to Find the Perfect Ride

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   The U.S. is full of some amazing rides. But well-known roads have become overrun with joyriders, travelers and commuters, making the odds of having a great ride plummet—especially on the weekends. Every motorcyclist knows that even the best ride routes can be ruined by overcrowding. But have no fear. Exciting options abound; you just have to know where to...learn more

Curbstoning: How to Avoid This Common Scam

Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   We all love a good deal. But when it comes to buying a used motorcycle—buyers beware. There’s a common scam in the biker and auto world, and the target is you. “Curbstoning” can be hard to spot because it simply looks like a great deal—not so different from any other great deal you might come across online. But the...learn more

Will Self-Driving Motorcycles Actually Catch On?

Photo Courtesy of Honda Posted By Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]   What About Self-driving Motorcycles? Self-driving cars dominated last month’s L.A. Auto Show, and all signs show that they’re already changing the face of transportation as we know it. But self-driving cars aren’t the only smart vehicle prepping to hit the road. The self-driving motorcycle, a lesser-known but growing segment, is quickly gaining steam among innovators...learn more

10 Biker Terms You May Not Know

Custom Motorcycle Garage

Even if you’ve been riding motorcycles a while, you may not be familiar with all the “biker lingo” and other popular expressions frequently used by those who ride.  Some of these terms may not come as a surprise to veteran riders. Test your skills and see how many you already know. Airheads: It’s not what you’re thinking. This term is used to refer to older, air-cooled BMWs. Basket Case: A motorcycle in a state of dis-assembly; such as a bike with...learn more

How I Made $7K at 70mph

riders point-of-view

  The modern work place Sometimes you just gotta ride but what do you do when duty calls (not that kind of duty) … literally? It’s a non-work day and I need some “me” time, so I reach for my bike keys, zip my jacket and pull on my Sena Bluetooth helmet while firing up my motorcycle. What better way to spend a gorgeous sunny day than carving a couple hours out of my schedule while my wife and kids...learn more

5 Excuses to Skip Work and Go Riding

If the warm weather and long summer days have you dreaming of motorcycle riding you’re not alone. Summertime is the most common time of year for travel. But sometimes all you need is a short trip to clear your head. When getting time off work proves difficult try one of these excuses to skip work and go riding. 1. My kid got suspended for using profanity. 2. My dog is having his teeth cleaned. 3. I misplaced my keys. 4....learn more

New Product: Cycle Skid Motorcycle Shipping Platform

motorcycle shipping platform

Cycle Skid™ Motorcycle Shipping Platform Motorcycle Shippers’ proprietary Cycle Skid™ is a compact, wooden shipping platform that comes with tie-down anchors, soft ties, ratchet straps and a bike cover that create a Perimeter of Protection® around motorcycles in transit. New Product: Cycle Skid™ SANTA ANA, CA (November 17, 2016) — Motorcycle Shippers is proud to introduce its proprietary Cycle Skid™, a compact, wooden motorcycle shipping platform that comes complete with tie-down anchors, soft ties, ratchet straps and a bike cover...learn more

Have more fun on vacation

  Communicate the way you’ve always wanted Connecting with other riders on motorcycle vacation makes riding fun, but communication systems have always been limited by range. If you get too spread out you lose your connection. According to the latest industry update from SENA, range is no longer a problem. The new Sena RideConnected App allows you to connect with 16 other riders anywhere in the world. Even your buddy that couldn’t make the trip can be in the conversation....learn more

Dream rides don’t plan themselves.

  Planning a motorcycle ride Fall is that unique time of year when the Summer heat has cooled and the cold Winter temperatures have not yet set in. These are optimal adventure riding conditions and with some rain sprinkled in for good measure, it doesn’t get any better. Most of us will make our way out to the local trails that we know and love but a select few true adventurers will fully commit to the riding vacation of a...learn more

Riding Motorcycles is Good Therapy for Veterans

Veterans who Ride

  In the last few years, researchers and psychologists have looked beyond motorcycle riding as purely an adrenaline kick. They’ve discovered that motorcyclists find riding to be a therapeutic process that allows them to de-stress. Riding motorcycles is good therapy. This process is especially important for veterans of our armed services who have returned home to civilian lives while still dealing with some of the tragic events that they witnessed overseas. Many veterans are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...learn more

The Family Value of Motorcycle Riding

Family Off-road riding

  Off-road riding can be more than a good time, it can be a family building experience. For motorcycle enthusiasts, teaching young ones how to ride is an important skill to develop. Family motorcycle riding fosters great life memories . In the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, Patti Freeman and Ramon Zabriskie wrote “Several studies have indicated a positive correlation between strong, successful families and family participation in outdoor recreational activities.” Your family can be large or small,...learn more

Daytona Bike Week March 10-19, 2017

Bike week in Daytona Beach, FL

  76th Annual Bike Week Every year, bike week events draw large crowds from all over the world. Daytona Bike Week is no different. It’s been a tradition for many families and riders for generations as one of the oldest bike weeks around. Since 1937, Daytona Bike Week has stood strong, attracting more people every year. 2017 will mark its 76th anniversary. Hundreds of thousands of riders and motorcycle enthusiasts show up year after year to peruse vendors, new equipment...learn more

The 2017 Supercross Season

2017 Supercross Season

  The Final 2017 Supercross Schedule The 2017 Supercross Season kicked off on January 7th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, making its way from the west coast to the east.  Consequently 17 events totaling 17 weeks make up the season which will conclude its grand finale on May 6th at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. In the end, Supercross fans can watch their favorite riders and anticipate who will be crowned our 2017 Champion in Las Vegas....learn more

Health Benefits Related to Motorcycle Riding

Motorcycle Riders Helmet

  Chances are you’ve heard how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle. How you are just risking your life being on your bike and you must have a death wish. For the most part, motorcycle riding is safe. It requires you to be extra attentive and aware of your surroundings. You have to think more, but you are still able to relax and enjoy the ride. Whether you’re going to the grocery store two blocks away or driving through...learn more

Motorcycle Shippers Ride-In-Ride Out Service

dock to dock motorcycle shipping

Motorcycle Shippers Offers No-Hassle Ride-In-Ride-Out Service at 35 U.S. Locations   Fountain Valley, CA — Motorcycle Shippers, which has transported more than 90,000 bikes around the world in 24 years, now offers no-hassle, ride-in-ride-out service at 35 U.S. locations. In addition, the service is five days faster than standard door-to-door service. Terminal to Terminal Motorcycle Shipping This program allows customers to simply ride their bikes to a transport station–no preparation, such as draining fuel tanks, removing windshields, mirrors, saddlebags or...learn more

Electric Motorcycles Are Gaining Popularity

Fun transport motorcycles

  Electric motorcycles are really fun transport motorcycles, and they are gaining popularity. Not only are they quick and nimble on the road, they are a hip topic.  Fun to ride and fun talk about.  They are green and fit in with our current culture. Ridden by Law Enforcement In fact over 50 law enforcement agencies have employed one or more of the trio of electric bikes made by Zero. These bikes have gained a positive response from sworn officers...learn more

Should lane splitting be illegal?

Lane Splitting

  They do it in California Much heated debate surrounds motorcycle splitting in California. In California, lane splitting isn’t explicitly permitted. The rules have always been murky; however, it may be outlawed soon. For many, it’s unnerving, annoying, and downright dangerous. Lane splitting is illegal in every state but the Golden State. What is Lane Splitting? Many riders use lane splitting as an accepted traffic practice. Simply stated, it is the act of riding a motorcycle between two cars in...learn more

Enjoy the Annual Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Lone Star Rally Motorcycle Shipping

  The “Legendary American” Lone Star Rally is held every year in Texas, and brings together thousands of motorcycle lovers from across the country. Known as “North America’s largest weekend rally” the rally has plenty to offer everyone of all ages. Lone Star Rally motorcycle shipping is what we offer to help make your vacation more enjoyable. When The motorcycle rally will kick off this year on November 3rd and conclude on November 6th, making it a fun filled four-day...learn more

Give to Charity with the Annual Love Ride Motorcycle Rally

Love Ride Motorcycle Rally 2015

  The annual Love Ride, a charitable motorcycle rally, is celebrating its 32nd and final year on October 18th. The world’s largest and longest running motorcycle event is going out with a bang. The Love Ride’s motto is “Load up the gear, kick back with a beer and let the weekend roll in.” You can enjoy a weekend filled with great entertainment, food, and, of course, motorcycles. This year the rally hopes to raise 24 million for The Wounded Warrior...learn more

Motorcycle Shippers “Ebay Preferred Transporter”

Street motorcycles making a turn

  Motorcycle Shippers named “Ebay Preferred Transporter” for Ebay Motors Providing white-glove motorcycle shipping service! IRVINE, Calif. (June 17, 2008) – Motorcycle Shippers recently announced their association with eBay motors as the Ebay preferred transporter. We provide eBay customers with extra piece of mind when they are moving a motorcycle or ATV. Motorcycle Shippers has successfully transported more than 35,000 motorcycles safely and securely to their destination while offering top-notch customer service. The company is licensed by the Federal Motor...learn more

When drivers go above and beyond

John the transport driver

  Motorcycle Shipping Driver; John We strive to have the best drivers in the country.   Great service is important and finding drivers with a strong moral compass is what drives our company’s success.  That is why we are excited to share a story about John, a motorcycle shipping driver, with you. John is one of our flag ship motorcycle shipping drivers and he consistently provides white glove service to our customers. Most recently he was heading to an event between...learn more

Shipping your Motorcycle to Hawaii

Motorcycle Riding in Hawaii

  Shipping your Motorcycle to Hawaii: Not long ago, shipping your motorcycle to Hawaii was a complicated and stressful undertaking. It was easier to ship your entire household to the islands than just a single motorcycle. First you had to find a reputable carrier to transport your bike to the coast. Next, find a carrier to crate and ship your bike to the islands. Motorcycle Shippers has taken the hassle out of Hawaii motorcycle transport and is now your one...learn more

5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR BIKE ONLINE

Two Couples on Parked Motorcycles

  5 Things to know when selling your motorcycle online: Selling your motorcycle online can help you fetch a fair market price. Online transactions are generally safe and we want to help keep it that way. We get real-time feedback from thousands of sellers every year and thought we would pass some tips on to help you. As bikers ourselves we have certainly bought and sold a few bikes on our own, so we believe that following certain guidelines can...learn more

Good Deal on Motorcycle Shipping

Riding Down the Highway

  Getting a Good Deal On a Motorcycle Shipment: With the ease of purchasing a motorcycle on the internet today, you may find yourself searching for a way move a motorcycle from miles away. Or maybe you want to enjoy the Sturgis Rally on your bike without riding a thousand miles or more to get there and need a the best motorcycle shipping costs. Either way, hiring the services of a company that can transport motorcycles quickly and afford-ably is...learn more

Shipping checklist

Motorcycle Shipping Checklist

  Vehicle Shipping Checklists: Motorcycle & ATV Checklist Print Checklist The unit must be ready for pick up when the order is placed, unless a delayed pick up has been requested. If you are purchasing the unit, this means that all fees should be paid and the origin must be agreeable to release the unit to our driver. The maximum size for a motorcycle move is 108″ long and 46″ wide. ATV limits are 90″ long and 60 ” wide....learn more

Safe buying and selling

Female rider giving thumbs up

  Besides being so convenient, online motorcycle purchasing is also a great way to find a Good Deal. Managing your purchase correctly is important. Although most buyers and sellers are honest, occasionally an unscrupulous person will exploit the internet to commit fraud. Read our safe motorcycle buying and selling tips. Tips for Buyers: 1) If the advertised price looks too good to be true, then the offer may not be real. You can find good deals out there, but motorcycles...learn more

Motorcycle Fun Transport

Motorcycle Transport Truck

  Motorcycle Transport Can be Fun and Easy: Don’t you ever want to fly home and go for a ride with your old buddies? Wouldn’t it be fun to go see your son or daughter and do some riding while you’re there? At the risk of sounding cliché we at Motorcycle Shippers says “seize the moment” and get away for a while. It may sound complicated shipping your motorcycle across the country, but we have it all worked out for...learn more