Motorcycle Trailer Reviews
Information about motorcycle trailers, including motorcycle trailers for carrying cargo behind motorcycles.
Also enclosed trailers for carrying motorcycles behind vehicles and where to buy used motorcycle trailers.
This page also includes info on motorcycle trailer hitches for attaching trailers to vehicles.
Plus motorcycle camping trailers and where to rent motorcycle trailers and more!
See below regarding legal U.S.A. legal restrictions on trailers.
wBW Motorcycle Trailer Reviews
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Motorcycle Trailers for Towing a Motorcycle: The Baxley trailer is a pretty cool way to transport your bike; you can even get the chrome wheel option! Also check out the Baxley double trailer | Chariot Trailers is the so-called “Cadillac of trailers”; Burn has one of these and it works great | Nice-looking enclosed motorcycle trailers for street and dirt bikes at Classic Motorcycle Trailers | Continental has many trailers for bikes and boats; they also speak Spanish | Cyclehauler double and triple motorcycle trailers | Deep South Trailers manufacturers a line of open trailers for towing your motorcycle | The Easy Hauler by Fred Burger is apparently no longer available | Discount Trailers carries many different brands and types of motorcycle trailers, including Kendon, folding trailers and “stand up” trailers | Droptrailers makes a flatbed trailer that lowers via a manually operated hydraulic lift | Ireland makes some heavy-duty motorcycle trailers that look like a metal version of the “Chariot” | Kendon Industries has some nice trailers | Hayes Trailer Sales has several different motorcycle trailers, including the Homestead and Continental enclosed trailers; one version even has living quarters! | Check out MotorSport Trailers – designed by bikers for bikers | Motorcycle-Cariers.net has many different types of motorcycle trailers, dollies, lifts, chocks and more | Motorsport Trailers makes the MS-1, a small two-rail motorcycle trailer that can be easily stowed; it’s rated to handle “one or two bikes up to a maximum weight of 750 pounds each and with wheelbases of up to 65 inches in length | PJT Trailers (Ohio and Texas) makes flatbed trailers and they will make custom motorcycle trailers also | RallyTime Trailers claims to have the “widest, lightest, most fuel efficient enclosed motorcycle trailer on the market today” that can hold two full-sized touring bikes | The RaZor motorcycle trailer has a bed that lowers to the ground; the motorcycle is rolled on and then the trailer is attached to a tow vehicle | Trailmaster makes open trailers for towing motorcycles | Worthington makes some nice aluminum trailers in Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Enclosed Motorcycle Trailers: Arc Trailers has an interesting-looking “clamshell” trailer for towing a motorcycle | Iron Horse enclosed trailers have a sleek aerodynamic look | Mobile Structures, Inc. has enclosed motorcycle trailers by Haulmark, Cargo Mate and United Expressline | Rance Aluminum makes some really nice-looking enclosed motorcycle trailers | Trailer World has many different types of open and enclosed trailers | Golden Gait Trailers has a variety of open and closed trailers for towing motorcycles
Motorcycle Pet Carrier: See the wBW New Product Report on the two-behind Wags Motorcycle Pet Carrier
Custom-Made Motorcycle Trailers: Bill’s Trailer Sales sells Kendon, Car Mate and Myco; they will custom make a trailer; and they also attend many bike shows and events
Motorcycle Tow Bar: Cycle-Tow is a relatively inexpensive combination motorcycle wheel chock and trailer that attaches to a trailer hitch and tows the bike on its rear wheel with its front wheel off the ground
Folding – Foldable Motorcycle Trailers: wBW review of the Rocket folding motorcycle trailer | Bikelug collapsible folding motorcycle trailer looks pretty simple and even the wheels are removable for storage. The company claims the trailer can fit in a car trunk. There’s an animated photo on their website to show how it folds | Rad Industries makes three interesting motorcycle trailers; the Monorail, a fold up style called the Stowaway, and a tilt bed all aluminum called the Diamondback | Red Trailers carries many different types of flatbed trailers that can be converted for motorcycle use, including a folding trailer kit | Scandi Pacific has trailers available in semi-kit form; the LCI-832 kit is only $280.00 | The Stinger Folding motorcycle trailer folds up into small package and holds one motorcycle (Thanks to D.H.!) | Check out the “trailer in a bag”
U.K. – European Motorcycle Trailer Manufacturers: Roll on – Roll Off Trailers makes a motorcycle trailer that lowers to the ground so one person can load a bike | Buffalo Trailers makes single and multiple motorcycle trailers including an “easy loader” trailer | The Acebikes (NL) Down Loader trailer has a floor that drops to the ground for easy loading | The EZ Rise Motorcycle Trailer has a pneumatic suspension and a bed that lowers to the ground for easy loading | Dave Cooper has many different types of trailers and racks | GT Towing is one of the largest motorcycle trailer manufacturers in the U.K. they also have trailers for hire and they manufacture towbars, trailer hitch products and more; they are an NTTA approved fitting centre. The NTTA Guide to Safe Trailer Use (.pdf file, 977KB) is a useful resource for information on towing trailers for anyone in any country | The Van Vossen Easy Travel Trailer uses a pneumatic system that lowers the trailer and the motorcycle can be easily loaded
Motorcycle Trailers for Towing Behind a Motorcycle: The motorcycle trailer index lists manufacturers of tow-behind trailers for motorcycles in the U.S.A. | Aerodyne, Slipstream and Dart motorcycle cargo trailers by Wikco | Aerosport aerodynamic motorcycle trailer | American Legend motorcycle trailers for towing behind Harley-Davidson touring bikes | Arizona motorcycle trailer has a nice-looking shape | B.C. Fab has a cool-looking trailer made from diamond plate that looks rugged and is reasonably priced | Bushtec Performance Sport trailers; many models for the Gold Wing | Classic Industries (Australia) motorcycle trailers and tow bars; they also make hitches for towing trailers behind motorcycles | Cycle Mate has some nice-looking motorcycle trailers for towing behind your bike | Dauntless – nice-looking fiberglass motorcycle trailers with 13″ wheels | Donnie’s Trailers – unreal trailers for motorcycles in the shape of cars – now tow a car behind a motorcycle! And how about a folding trailer to tow a real car behind a motorcycle? | Hannigan makes some sleek-looking motorcycle trailers and also sidecars | Honkey Donkey Trailer Company makes a variety of trailers and has been in business since 1986 | MotoGoodies has a wild-looking motorcycle trailer that’s been tested to 150 mph! It attaches directly to the rear axle without a tow hitch | Motorcycle Trailers carries trailers to tow bikes and trailers that bikes tow; also trailer hitches, accessories and more | Neosho “Starlight” trailers, motorcycle trailer hitches and more | Cargo trailers, pet trailers and pop-up trailers for towing behing motorcycles at Open Road Outfitters | The original Peak Trailer – aerodynamic design made in Finland with worldwide dealers and distribution | Sarasota Trailers look great and are very reasonably priced | Stealth motorcycle cargo trailer | The Trailmaster Backpackeris a smaller trailer at a reasonable price | Turtle Hull trailers are “made by bikers for bikers” | The Uni-Go one-wheeled trailer can be towed behind sport bikes! Available for many makes and models | WIPI Group (France) makes an interesting-looking narrow trailer for motorcycles
Motorcycle Towing Cradles – Bumper Tow Hitch: Lift the front wheel of the motorcycle and get it on this motorcycle towing cradle tow hitch; chain must be removed for towing | Motorcycle Trailer Hitch Tow Dolly at Prohoists
Motorcycle Tent Trailers – Pop-Up Campers: Cargo trailers, pet trailers, pop-up trailers and more for motorcycles at Open Road Outfitters | Forbro makes some reasonably priced motorcycle trailers and campers | Trailmaster has some lightweight pop-up campers for towing | Little Guycute-looking tiny enclosed campers | Lees-ure Lite motorcycle tent trailers have a fiberglas shell, independent suspension, screen doors and more | Bunkhouse Campers & Cargo Trailers; some trailers have huge fold-out tents including a screened porch!
Motorcycle Carriers: The GLF Hitch Mounted Motorcycle Carrier is priced at $225 and can hold up to a 500 pound Motorcycle, plus free delivery to the lower 48! | The Motorcycle Carrier attaches to a two inch receiver on your trailer hitch and allows you to carry a dirt bike; the only motorcycle carrier with a patent! | Joe Hauler has bumper bike haulers, trailers and bike stands | TheMoto Tote is a motorcycle carrier that attaches to your bumper and can carry sport bikes
Motorcycle Trailer Sales and Rentals: Open Road Outfitters (Virginia) rents trailers for towing behind a motorcycle | U-Haul rents motorcycle trailers in the U.S.A. | Deep South Trailerscarries Haulmark enclosed motorcycle trailers and also open motorcycle trailers | MSI carries cargo trailers by Cargo Mate, Haulmark and United Expressline | MCT Rentals has Cycle Mate trailers for sale and rent
Motorcycle Trailer Hitch: wBW Motorcycle Hitches basic informational article | Dauntless Motors Corporation makes motorcycle trailer hitch products for BMW, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Indian and more; they will custom-make a motorcycle trailer hitch for your application | Hitch Docmotorcycle trailer hitch | Classic Industries (Australia) motorcycle hitches have been recommended by several motorcyclists; they also make trailers and tow bars
Motorcycle Tie Down – Securing Motorcycles to Trailers: “Tie Down 101” for securing a motorcycle to a trailer from the Mid-Atlantic Ducati Club and “Tie Down Po’ Boy Style” | Very nice article onhow to tie down your motorcycle by yourself | “Carry It In A Chariot” article on tying down motorcycles by Chariot Manufacturing, Inc. | Motorcycle Tie-Down Procedures | Good article with photos on loading a motorcycle on a pickup truck using the “Dresser” loading ramps sold by Discount Motorcycle Ramps (listing below in the ramps section)
Tie Down Straps for Motorcycles: Note: it pays to buy a high-quality ratcheting tie-down strap! My advice: don’t buy the el Cheapo straps | See the wBW review of the Cargo Buckle tie down system | Ancra International makes some hefty tie-down straps | Discount Tie Downs also has anchors for trailers | Toy Box Trailers carries Power Tye Downs, designed for tying down motorcycles | Lots of tie down straps at Cargo Gear | Keeper Motorcycle Tie-Downs, made in the U.S.A. | PowerTye tie-downs | How to rig motorcycles for air drops (!); .pdf file paper by the U.S. Army and Air Force | M&R motorcycle tie-downs and straps; also a large selection of hardware for pickup trucks and trailers for motorcycle tie-down | Steadymate sells all different types of ratcheting straps and anchor points for motorcycle trailers | Very interesting new product called the Tyre Down (wBW review) secures the motorcycle from the tires only without a front wheel chock!
Motorcycle Trailer Tie Down Devices: Movable trailer tie-downs from Quick Anchor (wBW review) fit through the wood slats on a motorcycle trailer and hook on to the metal cross bars underneath | wBW review of the Tyre Down front or rear tire hold down | Ultimax tie down anchors from Black + Gray are available in eight different sizes to bolt to the trailer floor
A Note Regarding Motorcycle Trailers: It’s our understanding that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that all trailers sold in the U.S.A., whether they are towed behind your motorcycle or for towing your motorcycle behind another vehicle, must have a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and other important information displayed on the trailer. Trailers are now considered to be vehicles by the DOT and must be DOT FMVSS 218. This is true for all trailers — if someone tells you otherwise, they may be mistaken. “Kit” trailers must also meet this regulation — if the manufacturer tells you they don’t, they may be wrong. But hey, what do I know? For more information, visit the trailer information page on the DOT website. | In the U.S.A., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the regulatory agency that makes the laws; for an official interpretation of the law, contact the Chief Counsel of the NHTSA
Motorcycle Trailer Kits: Build your own motorcycle trailer, everything minus the steel, wood or framing at Utility Trailer Kit
Motorcycle Trailer Tires: All about trailer tires and sizes | Duro trailer tires | Motorcycle trailer tires at Tires Unlimited | Trailer tires and trailer wheels at Northern Tool | Titan radial and bias ply trailer tires | See the wBW Motorcycle Tires Page for more information
More Motorcycle Trailer Information: The National Association of Trailer Manufacturers | Trailer Towing Safety by the California Department of Motor Vehicles | Loading Your Cargo Trailer for Motorcycle Use by Larry Alger has some good information on loading and safety tips | Also see Larry Alger’s article on what to look for when purchasing a motorcycle trailer | A bicycle rack for use on a motorcycle! | Trailer Hitch Basics by Open Road Outfitters | Trailer towing safety .pdf from NHTSA
Master Listing of All wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews