Motorcycle Shipping

When it comes to motorcycle door-to-door transport, we offer the highest care and attention to detail. Our logistics experts and carriers are rigorously trained to meet and exceed industry standards to ensure each motorcycle is safely secured to avoid damage while in transportation. We offer custom pallets when necessary, and enclosed trailers with air-ride to dampen vibrations.

If you’re ready or just looking for how much motorcycle shipping could cost you, please start with a quote now.

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3 Things to Know About Motorcycle Shipping

Tips to ensure you have a successful motorcycle shipping.

Several factors are important when transporting your motorcycle. However, in our experience, the following three are the ones you should prioritize. .


Motorcycles require specific loading/unloading procedures and equipment to ensure safe and damage-free delivery. Inexperience in loading and strapping down motorcycles can lead to serious problems, such as body damage, and even total damage.



The average motorcycle shipping costs between $350 to $700 for every 1,000 miles (about the distance from Florida to New York City). For fewer shipping miles, carriers give quotes ranging between $180 to $300. But the price may vary depending on diverse factors, such as the pick-up and drop-off location, the size of the unit, and the condition it is in.  


Trailer Type

For assembled motorcycles, the safest way to travel is by using an enclosed trailer. Enclosed trailers protect units from the weather, rock debris, and unforeseen events, such as theft.

Some motorcycles can be transported on an open trailer too. However, it is recommended only for short distances and without stops rides.

Motorcycle Checklist

  • Thoroughly clean your motorcycle
  • Note chips, dings, scratches or other cosmetic damages
  • Write down any mechanical issues or problems
  • Take pictures of your bike from several angles, along with detail shots of existing damage
  • Inflate tires
  • Charge the battery
  • Fill gas tank to 1/4 or 1/2 full
  • Check and fix all fluid leaks
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Why Choose RCG Logistics?

Expertise and Value

Our logistics experts and drivers are specifically trained to handle diverse types of motorcycles, from sportbikes to cruisers.  All our drivers are equipped with the correct soft straps, and ramps to properly self-load/unload regardless of the motorcycle’s condition.  

Vendor Network

We have over 35,000 vetted and certified carriers in our nationwide network. By providing fair market pricing, and quick payment shipping terms, we have a 97% delivery success rate. Our logistic experts work directly with you and the carrier from pickup to delivery to resolve any issues and ensure a smooth transparent experience.

Customer Experience

We’ve transported millions of motorcycles in any condition, and we have the expertise to do it right. All our carriers are fully equipped, insured, and trained to move all types of motorcycles. At RCG we will treat your asset as if it’s our own and ensure that it is delivered in the same condition as when it was picked up.

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