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Choosing a motorcycle shipping company

Choosing a motorcycle shipping company

Choosing a motorcycle shipping company requires a bit of research. Armed with the right information, you can successfully navigate the process of shipping a motorcycle.

In this guide, we will explain how it works and offer practical advice on getting your bike ready for transportation. We will answer some commonly asked questions, for your peace of mind.

How to choose a motorcycle shipping company?

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Choose a company you can trust. A trustworthy car shipper will always be transparent and explain how it works and what it costs. Businesses that truly care about their customers share information openly and honestly. They understand that all good relationships are built on trust.

A trustworthy company has a team of logistics experts ready to answer all questions and help you choose the right solution. This is how we work.

Corsia team will answer all major questions and explain how to ship a motorcycle step by step.

We work with your preferences and budget. This is how we gain the trust of our customers. Read our customer reviews online to learn more.


When you call, we will explain the process and the cost of shipping a motorcycle in detail.


How much does it cost to ship a motorcycle?

The cost to ship a motorcycle depends on a number of factors such as the make and model, the type of transport, pick up/drop off locations and the distance.

Availability and willingness of truck drivers to take a motorbike, is also a big factor.

This is why it is essential to be as precise as possible when requesting a motorcycle shipping quote.

Describe your bike in detail, as this will define the equipment required.

Seasonality, or current supply and demand on a given route, also affect shipping rate fluctuations. In fact, it is usually the decisive factor for the final shipping price.

For example, during winter, more people are shipping bikes to the southern states. The high demand and limited supply naturally increase the cost of shipping in this direction from across the country.

The cheapest option is not the best

Request a motorcycle shipping quote only after you have narrowed your research down to a few companies (three would be a good number). Prices for the same route may vary between companies. But only a realistic price that reflects the most current market conditions will ship your motorcycle safely and efficiently.

Do not be lured by the lowest price. The cheapest rate often means you will have to wait much longer for shipment or your bike won’t be moved at all. So, you will have to pay attention and ask questions.

How soon do you need your motorcycle?

The time it takes to ship a motorcycle is similar to that of shipping a car. Just the same, delays may occur on the way such as weather conditions, mechanical breakdowns, or traffic.

If you are pressed for time, you can inquire about expedited auto shipping. It is a premium service, but an extra fee will secure a guaranteed delivery for your motorbike.

How does motorcycle shipping work?

A motorcycle is easy to load on almost any type of car carrier, but it can not take the spot of a car. However, the most secure transport is in an enclosed auto transport carrier.

It is not only the easiest to load, but safer overall. Now all open car carriers would agree or a prepared to ship a motorcycle. For an open car carrier to load a motorcycle, they have to have some extra straps and space right behind the cabin of the truck.

What type of transport do you prefer?

Generally, customers have two options: enclosed or open car carriers. Enclosed car transport is the standard method of shipping motorcycles. It is more secure than strapping a bike on an open carrier.

When you choose open carrier, ask about your bike’s conditions during transport. Most carriers in the US are open, which means it is always a faster service to arrange.

However, not all carriers are prepared to strap a bike behind the truck cabin. Most truck drivers know how to load and secure a motorcycle, but it really depends on the route whether one is available now.

How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping?

It is important you inspect and prepare your bike for shipment very carefully.  In case of damages, you want to be able to defend the initial condition of your bike. You will be required to sign before and after inspection report, so be sure to check for and document any pre-existing damage.

The preparation process is similar to that of a car. Yet, to be precise, follow these steps to get your bike ready:

Clean your motorcycle

Note scratches and dings

Mark any mechanical issues

Take close detailed pictures

Date and sign the inspection report

Corsia Logistics ships automobiles and motorcycles nationwide daily. We are here to answer all of your motorcycle shipping questions.


Please, give us a call to discuss your transport needs. Request your vehicle shipping quote online. Whether you are shipping a motorcycle to Florida, Colorado, California, or anywhere else in the US, we will arrange the shipment and help you every step of the way. Thank you!

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