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Cost to Ship a Motorcycle | Sherpa Auto Transport 3 months ago

Cost to Ship a Motorcycle in 2024

When researching motorcycle shipping services, you are likely curious about the cost to ship a motorcycle. Keep reading to learn more about motorcycle shipping costs and how Sherpa provides transport solutions that meet your budget.

Key Takeaways

  • When looking for a motorcycle shipping estimate, you’ll be asked to provide information about your pickup and delivery locations, vehicle, and shipping timeline.
  • With Sherpa, the standard motorcycle shipping cost is around $750. Factors such as your route and vehicle will impact the price.
  • Larger vehicles as well as locations that are either rural or challenging to access will increase the price of your motorcycle shipment.
  • At Sherpa, we prioritize both safety and convenience. Our motorcycle shipping carriers use specialized enclosed trailers and provide door-to-door service.

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How Does Motorcycle Shipping Work?

At Sherpa, we make it simple and cost-effective to ship your motorcycle or motorized vehicle. Here are the main steps for a motorcycle shipment.

Find a motorcycle shipping company

When shipping your motorcycle, the first step is to find a reputable motorcycle transport company. At Sherpa Auto Transport, we ensure your motorcycle is in safe hands. For a customized motorcycle shipping quote, please email us at

Choose a shipping method

Selecting the right shipping method is crucial. We work directly with specialized motorcycle carrier partners that prioritize the safe transport of your vehicle. Your motorcycle will be transported using an enclosed trailer that is specifically designed to transport motorcycles and other motorized vehicles, outfitted with top-notch safety features. 

Prepare for shipping

Preparing your motorcycle for shipping is essential to ensure its safety during transit. Fortunately, we make it easy to prepare for your motorcycle shipment. Prior to shipping, you will want to remove all helmets, bags, and other items that are temporarily attached to the motorcycle. The motorcycle will be shipped as a rolling chassis, which means all fluids can be retained. Please ensure that the motorcycle is in transport mode prior to shipment. 


Once your motorcycle is picked up by our carrier partner, it’s time for transit. We prioritize top-notch customer service, keeping you informed throughout the shipment process. Sherpa provides door-to-door service which means your contracted carrier will pickup and deliver as close to your specified addresses as possible. Please note that the carrier may need to meet at a nearby location if the truck cannot safely access the location.


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What Impacts Motorcycle Shipping Costs?

While the standard motorcycle shipment through Sherpa will cost about $750, the price will vary based on a few factors. Larger or wider motorcycles will have a higher shipment price because they may take up additional space within the transport trailer. For example, your motorcycle shipping cost will increase if shipping a vehicle with a sidecar.

Your specified pickup and delivery locations may also impact the price of the shipment. Locations that are rural or more challenging to get to are likely to result in a higher shipment price and may increase the transit time of your shipment.

To receive a transparent all-inclusive quote based on your specific shipment needs, please email our team at

Why Choose Sherpa Auto Transport for your Motorcycle Shipment?

Sherpa Auto Transport is a leader in the auto transport industry and the premiere choice for motorcycle shipments. Here are just a few reasons why you can trust us with your transport.

Commitment to Safety

With Sherpa, we never ask you to sacrifice the safety of your motorcycle in order to meet your budget. Our carrier partners use enclosed trailers that are specially outfitted for motorcycles and other motorized vehicles for maximum security. Trained in the shipment of motorized vehicles, our trusted carrier partners use specialized equipment for loading/unloading as well as to secure your vehicle during transit.

Customer Reviews

Sherpa was built to provide a better auto transport solution for customers. We measure our success based on the feedback we receive from our customers. We’ve received thousands of five-star customer reviews and boast a 4.9 out of 5 Total Review Score, a summation of feedback across the leading consumer review sites.

Industry Reputation

We’re proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and hold an A+ rating from the organization, the highest possible distinction. In addition, we are recognized as a leading vehicle shipping company by experts at Forbes, US News, and USA Today.

Cost to Ship a Motorcycle FAQs

How can you ship a motorcycle cheaply?

With services starting at $750. we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Our cost-effective solutions ensure your motorcycle reaches its destination safely at an affordable price.

Should I ship or drive my motorcycle?

Deciding whether to ship or drive your motorcycle depends on various factors such as distance, time constraints, and convenience. Our experts can help you make an informed decision. Oftentimes motorcycle shipping is more cost effective than driving when considering all factors.

Can you put a motorcycle in a moving truck?

While it’s possible to transport a motorcycle in a moving truck, it’s not recommended due to safety concerns. Our specialized motorcycle shipping services provide a secure and reliable alternative.