Can You Get a Motorcycle Shipped Directly to Your House?

One of the more common questions our transport specialists at Cheap Motorcycle Shipping answers is “Can you get a motorcycle shipped to your house?”  If you’ve recently moved to a new location or have purchased a motorcycle from an out of state dealer or owner, having it shipped to your house may seem a bit challenging.  But it’s not.  The use of door-to-door motorcycle shipping is a viable shipping option to consider because it’s easier and more cost-effective to have it delivered to a specific location.

Why is it easier to have a motorcycle shipped to your house instead of other types of vehicles?

Because of the fact that motorcycles are smaller in size and weigh less than other types of vehicles, it is easier to load them onto transport carriers and deliver them to your house.  Unlike larger transport carriers or trailers that can haul several vehicles, carriers for motorcycles are smaller and easier to maneuver down narrow city streets and tighter roadways.  This is not to imply that the trucks hauling motorcycle carriers are small.  Some are capable of hauling up to 20 bikes at a time.

What brands and styles of bikes can you have shipped to your house?

When answering the question “Can you get a motorcycle shipped to your house?”, many customers want to know if a specific brand and/or style can be transported to their homes.  Cheap Motorcycle Shipping has experience shipping a broad range of brand name bikes including BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory, Yamaha, and many others.  Furthermore, we have experience shipping different styles of motorcycles including the following:

  • choppers
  • cruisers
  • custom built bikes
  • dual sport bikes
  • off-road bikes
  • roadsters
  • sport bikes
  • sport touring bikes
  • standard motorcycles
  • touring bikes

Additionally, because motorcycles are easier and less cumbersome to transport than cars, SUV’s, trucks, or vans they can often be shipped and delivered quicker than these other types of vehicles. For example, when a car or other vehicle is being transported, there may be limitations as to how far they can be hauled in a day.  However, bikes can be transported up to twice as far depending on driving conditions. If you have doubts or questions on the transportation process, call us today and we’ll help you get the answers you seek.

What transport options are available when having a motorcycle shipped to your house?

Another topic that often arises when customers ask “Can you get a motorcycle shipped to your house?” is the means of transport when delivering it.  When shipping a motorcycle to your home, Cheap Motorcycle Shipping often recommends crating and palletizing the bike when using the door-to-door transport option.  While the methods used for securing a motorcycle may go by different names, they all accomplish the same thing – keeping it in place during shipment.  As transport specialists, we can provide the most convenient motorcycle shipping solutions.

Why is door-to-door transport the best motorcycle shipping solution?

Depending on the circumstances, there are basically two ways that a motorcycle gets delivered.  It’s either shipped to a terminal or delivered to a location that the customer has specified.  Although having a bike shipped to a terminal is the more affordable option of the two, it is certainly less convenient than having it delivered to your home.  It also adds another step in that you have to retrieve the motorcycle from the terminal it’s been delivered to. We understand that budget constraints might be a reason to opt for it, but our shipping agents can help you at the terminal if needed to get the documentation done.

Conversely, when you have a motorcycle delivered to the location or your choice, or door-to-door, it eliminates the need for you to drive to a terminal and retrieve it.  Not only is this option more convenient, it is surprisingly inexpensive compared to other transport options.  Granted, it may cost more than having it shipped to a terminal.  However, the cost difference is around $100, sometimes less.  Cheap Motorcycle Shipping also uses this option for shipping a motorcycle cross-country or overseas.

How much does it cost to have a motorcycle shipped to your home?

Whenever we are asked “Can you get a motorcycle shipped to your house?”, that question is usually followed by “and how much will it cost?”  Depending on your location and where the bike is being transported from, it will cost between $350 and $700 to have it shipped roughly 1,000 miles.  The cost to ship it less than 1,000 miles averages between $200 and $350.  To learn more about having a motorcycle shipped to your home, contact Cheap Motorcycle Shipping today. Call us today and let us plan the shipping.