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Motorcycles are an outstanding piece of machinery, a joy to ride and exciting to be around. It is one of life’s simple pleasures; all you need is an open road, some good weather and wind pushing against your face. It is fair to say that a rider’s motorcycle is their pride and joy, not just a solution for commuting but an automobile to be appreciated. So, when it comes to transporting a motorcycle interstate, some may be reluctant to handover the keys to their motorcycle but what options does a rider have when there is a need to move a motorcycle interstate?

Professional Motorcycle Transport Provider

Moving a motorcycle over long distances and especially interstate can be an effort but leaving your bike in the trusted hands of professional motorcycle transporters can be an ideal option. It is easy to compare interstate motorcycle transport companies and it is significantly cheaper than moving a car. Look for a company that specializes in motorcycle relocation that uses custom motorcycle carriers to accommodate and safely secure your motorbike. Ask friends and family for their recommendation, read reviews online and compare different motorcycle transport services such as door to door and depot to depot.

Transport the Motorcycle Yourself

Whether you are considering a long ride interstate or hiring a bike trailer and towing it interstate, transporting a motorcycle interstate yourself is definitely achievable but will take time. If you have a big enough trailer, there are affordable transport kits you can buy to secure your bike. Riding over a long distance can be a strenuous task and increases wear and tear on your bike.  There are also benefits that you may miss out on compared to getting it done by a professional such as, enduring the long travel time, hassles in the event of a break down and safety concerns travelling at high speeds on roads shared with other motorists.

Backload Transporter

There are many companies out there the offer backloading services, this is where a truck is coming back to its base and instead of returning with an empty load, the company sells space available in its truck for cheap to fill up a full load. By offering cheap affordable prices, the truck is capable of quickly filling a full load whilst offering cost savings to the customer. The down side is that the space is shared between several customers and the motorcycle needs to be secured correctly to make the long journey. However, this is an economical option to consider but does come with its risks.

There are hundreds or motorcycle parts out there that are manufactured to improve or maintain how a motorcycle functions, some of them are necessary, some of them are for visual effects and some of them can help modify to increase performance and riding comfort. It is not unusual to see modifications on a motorcycle or any other vehicle considering Australians love for motor sports and automotive. Custom motorcycles and tuned up vehicles are exciting and passionate enthusiasts around the country know how to appreciate them, so if you are interested in modifying your motorcycle, here are some suggestions to start on that can drastically change your ride.

Motorcycle Mufflers

Upgrading a motorcycle muffler is one of the more common modifications and the benefits can be experienced straight away. Replacing an OEM muffler with a quality performance muffler not only improves the visual appearance and make your motorcycle stand out, the savings in weight from light weight carbon materials can improve the performance and enhance horsepower output.

Motorcycle Suspension

Getting professional suspension adjusted can ultimately increase the responsiveness and handling of your motorcycle. A motorcycle can respond differently to different riders and having your motorcycle adjusted so it responds to your body weight and riding style can do wonders for all dimensions of the ride quality.

Motorcycle Air Filter

The quality of air filters are not all the same, the material that makes up the air filter can either be standard or premium. You might not think small paper like fibres in air filters make a difference but having the responsibility to provide enough quality air through to the engine is important towards keeping optimal performance of the motorcycle. Premium motorcycle air filters aren’t cheap but tend to last significantly longer than standard filters so is worth investing in and would pay for itself over time.

Motorcycle Crash Knobs

Crash knobs or frame sliders are a small investment that can protect a huge value of your motorcycle. Installed on each side of the motorcycle and designed to keep the frame away from the ground to prevent significant damage if it was dropped on the side or involved in a crash. Keep away from some crash knobs that are made from cheap plastic, they will not support the motorcycle; instead invest in some crash knobs that will adequately provide the right protection, it may be the best investment you’ll make.