Breaking Down Your Motorbike Trailer Options

Breaking Down Your Motorbike Trailer Options

Riding a motorbike is a real thrill and a great form of transportation but it does have its drawbacks. One of which is that you don’t have a lot of storage space. Unlike a car, you don’t have a boot to put things in. And while this might not be a problem for most of your rides, it does stop you from taking your bike on longer trips. But a motorbike trailer provides you with all the storage that you need. The team at Bicester Caravan have put together this post and want to offer you some advice on the motorbike trailers available and what to consider when you’re looking to invest in one.


Consider the Right Weight


A trailer should be as light as possible. While a motorbike can be fairly powerful, it really won’t be powerful enough to drag a heavy trailer behind him. That’s why we always recommend going for the lightest motorbike trailer possible, one that is no more than 70 kilos. This will ensure that you’ll be able to keep full control over your motorbike while riding. We have a variety of different motorbikes available, so you can make sure that you have the right trailer for whatever trips you might be planning. 


Size is Important


This is another really important thing to consider because you don’t want to entirely throw off the aerodynamics of the bike, making it difficult to drive. Make sure that you think through the width and the height, keeping you safe while riding. The width should be no wider than a touring bike with saddlebags and it certainly shouldn’t be higher than the bottom of a trunk on a touring motorbike. These are limits that should not be exceeded because they could easily turn nasty when you’re on the road. The last thing that you want is to not be in full control of your bike during your road trip, particularly not when you’re bringing a lot of stuff with you. This is also something that you can find through our website here at Bicester Caravan. 


Take into Account the Shape


This is the third and most important aspect of your motorbike trailer to consider. It is the shape that will determine just how much space you’ll have. You’ll want to avoid trailers that are oddly shaped or rounded because it will make it difficult for you to stow items like luggage, ice chests and lawn chairs. If you want to really make the most of your motorbike trailer, you’ll want to find a rectangular trailer, which can offer you the most versatility. This will allow you to really make the most of your journeys, particularly if you are off on a road trip.


An Important Point to Remember


Riding with a trailer might not feel that different to riding without one. But it is so important for you to ensure that you remain aware when you’re driving. Car drivers have a hard enough time seeing motorcyclists as it is, let alone seeing the additional length to your bike. Riding with your trailer is an increased risk, so it’s important to be vigilant on the road and to drive defensively; always expect the unexpected.


Want to Find out More?


If you’re interested in finding out more about our motorbike trailers, then why not get in touch with us today? We would be more than happy to guide you through the process of finding the right trailer for your needs, whether you’re looking for something to take on holiday or you just need something for quick trips. You can email us directly with any questions or queries at or you can call us on 01869 242343. We look forward to hearing from you.