Ideas for Towing Your Motorcycle Across the Country

20 July 2016
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If you are moving far away and you want to take your motorcycle with you, you may not be able to drive it, especially if you have cars or removals trucks that you need to drive to your new location. Luckily, there are a range of ways you can tow your motorcycle, but unfortunately, if you typically drive your motorcycle and don't ever tow it, you may not be aware of all of the options. Here are the main options to consider:

Tow Brackets

A tow bracket is a simple device that connects the front wheel of your motorcycle to the hitch of your car. Essentially, the bracket holds one of your wheels up, and the back wheel sits on the road, rolling along. If you decide to get a tow bracket, look for a model that lets your bike move with the car as it turns. If the bracket is too rigid, your bike may fall to the side.

The advantage of a tow bracket is that it is cheaper than buying a trailer in most cases, and it also keeps your motorcycle relatively close to your car so you don't have to worry about navigating the road with a really long set up. The disadvantage, however, is that this towing method puts mileage on your back wheel.

Flatbed Trailer

If you don't want your motorcycle tire to touch the pavement when you move it, you may want to consider a flatbed trailer. However, to make sure that the motorcycle doesn't tip over in transit, you need to get a flatbed trailer outfitted with special locks to hold the motorcycle upright.

Two-Wheel Trailer

If you want a smaller option than a flatbed trailer, explore the idea of a two-wheel trailer. These relatively small trailers can be designed just for motorcycles. If you are buying a trailer for the move and you want something with versatility, this is not the best option, but if you just want an easy-to-store small trailer that will allow you to transport your motorcycle as needed, a two-wheel trailer may be ideal.

Enclosed Trailer

If you want to protect your motorcycle from the elements, you may want to consider an enclosed trailer. Make sure that you invest in supportive kickstands for your motorcycle so that it doesn't move around the enclosed trailer and bang against its sides or hit the floor. In most cases, you will want to have multiple supportive kickstands on both sides of the motorcycle.

Professional Towing Company

If you don't want to spend a lot of money buying towing equipment because you don't tow your motorcycle on a regular basis, you may just want to skip buying any of the above items. Instead, you may want to outsource the take to a professional towing company. Similarly, if you are considering hiring towing equipment but you're not comfortable dragging a trailer behind you, you may also want to outsource the job to a towing professional.