Here are some of the best trailers to tow behind a motorcycle.
If you've ever taken your motorcycle on a road trip, you've probably realized that they don't offer a whole lot of storage room. The solution? Motorcycle trailers. Motorcycle trailers aren't for everyone, but if you are an expert on the bike, you might consider picking one up.
There are two types of motorcycle trailers to choose from. Some have two wheels while others have just one. Single-wheeled motorcycle trailers are more maneuverable, sort of like an extension of the motorcycle as opposed to a large encumbrance.
The first thing you should do when buying a motorcycle trailer is to determine what your priorities are. Size is obviously at the top of the list. Some motorcycle trailers lay relatively close to the ground, making them aerodynamic, while others are rather large.
You'll also have to consider your motorcycle's towing capacity. Check with your motorcycle manufacturer or owner's manual to tell you how heavy a motorcycle trailer your bike can handle. Remember to take into account all of your luggage plus the weight of you and any passenger you may have.
Different motorcycle trailer companies use various technologies to make their motorcycle trailers ride smoothly and safely. Look for a motorcycle trailer that will reduce the shock of bumps and potholes in the road.
Amenities of course also play a role in your final decision. Do you want a roof rack or cooler holder? Can you have the motorcycle trailer painted to match your bike?
Keep in mind that motorcycle trailers are considered dangerous and add an added safety hazard to a motorcycle. Make sure that you can handle whichever motorcycle trailer you do choose and that you follow all of the safety recommendations that accompany it. Always distribute weight evenly in your motorcycle trailer to keep towing safer.
Learning how to tie down a motorcycle makes all the difference in the world in safely transporting your bike. Whether you're taking your motorcycle on a rare cross-country trip, or transporting tons of bikes regularly for events, you need to know how to properly utilize motorcycle ties to protect your bike.