Reliable and Secure Motorcycle Shipping to or from California

Whether it’s across town, across the state, across the country, or overseas, at Ship Vehicles, our sole focus is shipping your motorcycle safely and securely to its new location.  Thus, when it comes to shipping your bike to or from California, you want a company that will alleviate your stress and ensure that your motorcycle arrives at its intended destination in the same condition as when it was loaded onto the trailer.

Is it safe to ship my bike with a motorcycle shipping service?

Yes, it is, but not with just any motorcycle transport company.  When you hire us, you can be assured that your motorcycle is in the hands of skilled specialists who know the ins and outs of the shipping industry.  Furthermore, having your bike shipped by motorcycle shipping experts ensures that it will be protected from damage from the elements and a broad range of environmental hazards.  Most importantly our motorcycle shipping services in California are affordable and cost-effective.

Because of its size, there is a lot to see and do in California, especially if you’re a two-wheel enthusiast.  From beaches to deserts to forested mountains, cruising around the state on a motorcycle is a leisure activity enjoyed by tens of thousands of residents and visitors alike.  Thus, when it’s time to ship your bike from there or to there, you can rely on Ship Vehicles to get the job done quickly and efficiently.  When you have the budget and hire our company, your bike will always be in capable hands.

How many shipping options do you offer?

When it comes to transporting your bike in or out of California, we offer a number of motorcycle shipping options in California.  Each of these methods is safe and secure, but ultimately, it is a matter of budget and personal preference as well as which one best suit your needs where this is concerned.  We’ll walk you through the details of each procedure so that you are sure about the methods before you entrust your motorcycle to us. You have the following choices:

  • Crated shipping – compared to the other motorcycle shipping methods, this option is very popular because it is budget-friendly. You’ll need to be sure that the battery is disconnected and all the fluids are drained when choosing this option.
  • Door-to-door shipping – Ship Vehicles will have the transport driver pick up the bike for shipment where it is located and deliver it to the location you specify provided there are no legal restrictions at either location.
  • Enclosed shipping – overall, this is the best choice out of all of our motorcycle shipping options in California. Your bike is carefully secured and loaded into an enclosed shipping trailer in order to protect it against road debris, weather, and a number of other environmental elements.
  • Open-air shipping – if you’re not uncomfortable about having your motorcycle exposed to driving conditions and the weather, this is the most affordable shipping method to consider. With this option, your bike is loaded onto an auto carrier or flatbed trailer with several other bikes. It will be secured so that during transit, there is minimized movement and no damage.
  • Terminal-to-terminal shipping – while this is one of the more affordable motorcycle shipping methods in California, it may mean to picking up your bike at a depot or terminal. Depending on your proximity to where it’s delivered, this method could be somewhat inconvenient for you to deal with.

As motorcycle shipping specialists, Ship Vehicles typically recommends the crated and enclosed shipping methods, especially when the owner’s utmost concern is its condition.

How do you prepare a motorcycle for shipping?

No matter which of the motorcycle shipping methods above that you select, it’s crucial that your bike is fully prepared and can be loaded on the transport trailer when the driver arrives to pick it up.  The following is a list of the steps to take in order to ensure that you motorcycle is ready for its journey to its new location:

  • Clean the bike thoroughly and remove all debris, dirt, and other deposits
  • Drain all the fluids and make sure the gas tank is no more than 1/4 full
  • Disable the alarm system (if one has been installed) and disconnect the battery
  • Check the tire pressure
  • Have professional preventative maintenance performed
  • Inspect the motorcycle for any damage and document it with notes and photos (be sure to inform the transport driver of this and any existing mechanical issues)

If you have questions or doubts about shipping your motorcycle or related topics, we’ll be glad to discuss it with you. To learn more about our motorcycle shipping services in California or to get a quote on the cost of shipping, contact Ship Vehicles today.