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Motorcycle Trailers – Ride N Tow

Motorcycle Trailer

Motorbike Trailers. Great for luggage, camping, towing a bike, anything really. Let’s take a look at the many types of motorcycle trailers.

Motorcycle Instruction


While teaching as a Motorcycle Instructor, it was necessary to tow a small bike behind my large bike. This allowed me to take the learner bike to the student, who was not yet confident to ride with traffic. I would then ride with the student in the car-park until they had perfected the skills necessary to enter traffic.

I chose the Honda Shadow 750 for two main reasons.

  • It has a radiator, perfect for practicing slow speed maneuvers on hot days.
  • It has a low seat. This allowed short students to obtain a large bike license while being able to keep flat feet on the ground.

Motorcycle Instructor Erdie Trailer

I chose to have the Tow Bar fitted to the Honda’s chassis and rear fender. This provides a much smoother ride. A local engineer fabricated this with stainless steel square tubing. Very strong indeed and the silver matches the chrome.

The alternative (which I chose not to follow), is mounting the tow-bar on the swing arm. Example below.

Motorcyle Tow Bar

The Towing Experience


Towing a motorcycle behind a motorcycle is not scary. I will explain how it feels.

Towball Movement

Little bumps that feel like the front wheel is going over potholes are caused by the towball moving in the tow hitch socket. Very slight and not anything to be concerned about.

Width

You have to constantly remember you are wider than riding solo. Therefore, you ride in the center of your lane (between the car tire tracks), and watch your trailer does not cross the center line on bends, (watch your mirror). Also, remember to turn corners wide to prevent your trailer tire riding over the curb.

Take-off

You will have to ride your clutch for longer and increase the revs, due to the extra weight. If you are confident performing Hill Starts, you should be fine.

Trailer Lock

I chose to put a trailer lock on my trailer while I was out riding with the student.

Motorcycle Tow Hitch Lock

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Trailer Lock

 

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Here is another option.

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Trailer Lock

 

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The Shadow 750 easily towed an 883 and swag.

Honda Towing a Harley

Even a Ducati 750. What a good Old Workhorse.

Honda Towing a Ducati

Carrying Cargo


My motorcycle trailer is also great for carrying heavy loads. Has kept my family warm for many winters.

Motorcycle Trailer Towing Wood

Erdie Motorcycle Trailer Towing WoodMotorcycle Trailer Wood Fire

I have towed horse manure for the garden.

Honda Motorbike Towing Horse Manure

I have even used my Honda to tow a sidecar to the weighbridge for licensing.

Honda Towing a Sidecar

I don’t think I could live without my Erdie Motorcycle Trailer from Tourlite.

You can visit Tourlite Trailers Website for Motorcycle Camper Trailers and Cargo Trailers: Click Here

And I think I will always have a towbar on my motorcycle. You never know what you might have to move.

Motorcycle Trailers


There are two types of motorcycle Trailers. The smaller trailer is used to tow a motorcycle behind a motorcycle. The larger trailers are designed to be towed by a car carrying multiple motorbikes. Here are a few examples.

Oceanic Custom Trailers

Oceanic Motorcycle Trailer

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Aluminium Trailers

Here is an example from Aluminium Trailers designed to carry multiple bikes.

Aluminium Motorcycle Trailers

Aluminium Motorcycle Trailers

 

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Motorcycle Cargo Trailers are available in many styles.

 

Folding Motorcycle Trailers


If your garage lacks storage space for a trailer, perhaps you should purchase a folding trailer.

This folding trailer arrives in a kit and will require assembly.

 

Folding Motorcycle Trailer

 

 

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FMT Folding Multi-use Trailers

FMT Folding Motorcycle Trailer

FMT Folding Motorcycle Trailer

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Luggage Trailers


Classic Industries Luggage Motorcycle Trailers

Motorcycle Cargo TrailerTo see current price and purchase a Classic Industries Luggage Motorcycle Trailer: Click Here

Mad Max Motorcycle Luggage Trailers

Mad Max Trailer

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Classic Industries Motorcycle Luggage Trailers

Performance Motorcycle Trailers

To see current price and purchase a Classic Industries Motorcycle Cargo Trailer: Click Here

Car Replica Motorcycle Trailers

Car Replica Motorcycle TrailerCar Replica Trailer

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Inder Exports Motorcycle Luggage Trailer

Inder Exports Motorcycle Luggage Trailer

To see current price and purchase an Inder Exports Motorcycle Cargo Trailer: Click Here

Bushtec Motorcycle Luggage Trailers

Bushtec Motorcycle Trailers

To see current price and purchase a Bushtec Motorcycle Luggage Trailer: Click Here

Motorcycle Tow Hitches


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Classic Industries Motorcycle Hitches: Click Here

Bushtec Motorcycle Hitches: Click Here

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2 thoughts on “Motorcycle Trailers – Ride N Tow

  1. Hi Alex, I am glad you enjoyed learning about the many varieties and uses for motorcycle trailers. Thank you for your kind feedback on the website. Have an awesome day. Dave

  2. Great information here on bikes, thank you so much for posting this since I didn’t know much about motorcycles and this was very informative. Appreciate this & I love your website 🙂

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