Uncrated Motorcycle Shipping

As a leader in the auto and motorcycle transport industry, Cheap Motorcycle Shipping can facilitate the demands of any client and their shipping needs.  Since establishing our business, we have had one goal – to serve the best interests of our customers and provide the highest quality service at the greatest value.  Every quote we provide includes insurance coverage and real-time tracking so you know where your bike is every step of the way throughout the shipping process.  Most importantly, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your motorcycle is safe and secure from start to finish.

Why should you use Cheap Motorcycle Shipping to transport your bike?

Simply stated, we make motorcycle shipping easy and stress-free.  There are a number of reasons that customers have chosen us in the past and referred others to us.  In addition to offering some of the most competitive rates in the industry, we have a full range of transport services to choose from where motorcycle shipping is concerned.  These include:

  • Crated transport – your bike is strapped onto a pallet, placed in a wooden crate, loaded onto the transport truck and delivered to its new location.
  • Enclosed transport – the safest and most secure way to ship a motorcycle is enclosed transport. Cheap Motorcycle Shipping recommends this method to ensure that your bike is not exposed to the elements during transit and arrives undamaged at its intended destination.
  • Uncrated motorcycle shipping or Roll-on/roll-off transport – this method is also referred to as open-air transport. Your bike is loaded onto a flatbed trailer or auto carrier and then shipped to its intended destination.  Although this is the most cost-effective method for shipping a motorcycle, it offers no protection for your bike.

Why do some customers choose uncrated motorcycle shipping?

As with other motorcycle transport companies, Cheap Motorcycle Shipping provides uncrated or roll-on/roll-off shipping.  With this method, the transport driver “rolls” your bike onto and off of the transport trailer.  Obviously, this means that the fork lock will need to be in the unlocked position and the tires must be aired up so the wheels roll freely and can easily be maneuvered.  In most cases, a lift gate or ramp is used to load and unload your bike.

We’d like you to know that when your motorcycle is shipped using the uncrated method, it is secured within a trailer with tie-down straps attached to channels or tracks. These tracks are secured to the wall or bed of the truck. Your motorcycle will be positioned and the tie-downs will be attached to the tracks on the walls or the floor and tightened so that there is minimum movement and the motorcycle remains in position while in transit.

In order to maximize the space available in the transport trailer, the driver will load the first motorcycle in a sideways position. The next bike will be loaded sideways but will be faced in the opposite direction. They’ll keep repeating this until the trailer is filled to capacity.  At that point the shipping and delivery journey will begin and continues until the last motorcycle is unloaded and every customer’s order has been fulfilled.

How long will it take until you receive your motorcycle?

The length of time it takes to ship a motorcycle from the pick-up point to the delivery location will depend on the distance between the two.  Other issues such as road construction, time of year, and traffic will all play a factor in this as well.  If you’re shipping your motorcycle internationally, there could be difficulties encountered due to a country’s import laws.  These issues will also create delays in arrival.

According to industry statistics, the average coast-to-coast transport takes roughly two weeks.  In most cases, intrastate or state-to-state uncrated motorcycle shipping will take less than two weeks.  On the other hand, it could take up to 4 weeks when shipping a bike internationally.  This depends on factors such as the total distance, import laws, and shipping specifications.

How much will it cost to ship a motorcycle using the uncrated method?

Although we do have a shipping cost calculator on the home page of our website (it’s the “Get Quote” button in the upper right corner), it’s best to call us directly and speak with a company representative.  There are certain factors that will help to determine the cost of your uncrated motorcycle shipping services including:

  • fuel costs
  • insurance coverage and fees
  • make and model of the bike
  • shipping distance
  • size and weight of the bike
  • time of year
  • transport method

If there are other charges on the final bill, this may be due to additional services you’ve requested.  For more information about uncrated motorcycle shipping, contact Cheap Motorcycle Shipping today.