A trailer to transport your motorcycle from one place to another is one of the key things you need to fully enjoy your Powersports hobby. Insure said trailer with a program such as Trailer Guard, and you’re all set!

If you want the ideal trailer for your ride, make sure to consider the following 5 key factors when buying a motorcycle trailer.

1. Weight

The ideal trailer is light, yet capable of accommodating your motorcycle’s weight. Look for one whose parts are composed of light materials such as fiberglass, aluminum, or tubular steel. Avoid oddly shaped trailers, as these could have an uneven distribution of weight.

2. Storage space

The size of your motorcycle should determine the size and shape of the trailer you purchase. So if you have a large bike, opt for a trailer with greater capacity. If you want to transport more than one bike, consider getting a two-rail trailer. This type of trailer can also be used to transport other types of loads, such as camping gear or equipment.

3. Safety features

Many of the best modern trailers boast an electric braking system that can be linked to the tow vehicle’s courtesy of a controller. You should also look for other safety features, such as a system that makes the trailer brake if it becomes detached.

4. Open or enclosed

Trailers can either be open or closed. Both types have their pros and cons. For example, open trailers are cheaper, lighter, and can serve a multipurpose use, but leave your bike exposed to weather and dirt. Enclosed trailers are more expensive but offer your bike more protection and can be used as extra storage. Choose the trailer that meets your specific criteria.

5. Manufacturer

Popular and respected manufacturers develop products boasting advanced features and parts made from high-quality materials. For this reason, it’s wise to pick a trustworthy brand over a little-known one.

5. Insurance

It’s a great idea to purchase insurance for your bike or make your purchase from a dealer offering F&I solutions along with the bike. For example, Torque Group’s Trailer Guard provides coverage for up to 5 years for new and pre-owned trailers with 2 axles or less, allowing you to enjoy full tire and wheel protection, 24-hour roadside assistance, and coverage for the repair and maintenance of brake and suspension systems. Even the tow vehicle gets full tire and wheel coverage. Such programs will save you from potentially exorbitant expenses should the unforeseen occur.

If you’d like more information about Torque Group’s Trailer Guard, please contact us at (800) 859 0590 or via email.