Motorcycles are one of those things that you either really love or can’t stand; it seems there are few people who sit on the fence when it comes to motorcycles. But the fact of the matter is that there is something liberating about riding a motorcycle, something that plucks at the hearts of many Americans. And when it comes time to transport it, for whatever reason, you want your motorcycle to be in the best hands. But more important, you want to know how it’s going to be shipped and how well it will be taken care of. Read on to find out how motorcycles are shipped and how that will affect your auto transport prices.

Motorcycles, being smaller than a standard car, actually cost less to ship, on the whole. Whether you’re transporting a small racing bike, a dirt bike, a chopper, or even something like a trike or a quad, anything resembling a motorcycle or ATV will be shipped in much the same manner. That is, they will be loaded onto a specialized crate and secured via a locking mechanism on the bottom of the crate that will prevent movement while at the same time being enclosed and unable to fall or otherwise get damaged during transport. However, you should read our ATV transport services page for more information about some of the nuances of shipping larger bike-based vehicles.

Most carriers that provide motorcycle shipping services drive an enclosed carrier, but that doesn’t mean you should expect to see enclosed prices. Motorcycles are smaller and thus more can fit in an enclosed trailer than can regular automobiles. This means that carriers can haul more motorcycles at a time, which means more customers per load which means more money per load. This is a major part of why motorcycle shipping is cheaper than standard shipping, and by crating the motorcycles they not only prevent damaging them during transport but they also maximize their space and are thus able to fit more motorcycles into their trucks safely and securely.

If you’re interested in motorcycle transport services you’ve found the right company for you. We here at Mercury Auto Transport work hard for all our customers and that’s reflected in our dedication to not just customer service but making sure that your quote is accurate and will get your vehicle picked up within the pickup window specified for your shipment. We may not be the cheapest out there, but our quotes are priced to move, guaranteed. You can get a free quote in minutes by filling out our free online quote form to the right, or you can call us toll-free at 800-553-1828 and speak to one of our live transport representatives. Our live reps are here to help you – they can calculate a free transport quote for you as well as answer any questions that you may have.