While Hawaii isn’t huge, the weather is fine for motorcycle riding year-round. With narrower roads than on the mainland it’s a great place to have a motorcycle, which is exactly why you should consider transporting your motorcycle when you move. Having a motorcycle in Hawaii will save you on fuel costs, which is important since fuel is more expensive here, and will provide you with plenty of fun riding opportunities that you won’t want to miss out on.
Shipping a Motorcycle is Like Shipping a Car
If you’ve gone through the process of shipping a car to Hawaii, you’ll be surprised at how similar everything is when you go to ship a motorcycle. You’ll pay a similar amount to ship it over and the time to get from port to port will be about the same. That means you’ll likely spend less than $1,000 on port-to-port shipping into Hawaii, and you shouldn’t have to wait too long for your bike to arrive after having it sent out.
Container or Open Shipping
When you ship your motorcycle, you’ll have a chance to choose between having it put into a container or having it shipped open on the ship. When shipped open it will generally be housed within a hull and protected from the ocean waters. Container shipping tends to be more expensive, but will offer added protection for your motorcycle during transit. Some people even decide to ship along belongings as well as the motorcycle in the same shipping container to make the added cost worthwhile. If you’re planning on bringing over things like furniture you might want to consider packing that bike into the same container to lower your overall costs.
Shipping Versus Buying New.
Generally, it makes a lot of sense to ship your motorcycle to Hawaii rather than buying one once you’re out on the island. That’s because prices are much higher in Hawaii than they are on the mainland. You’ll set yourself back dramatically when buying a local motorcycle and you’ll have far fewer options to choose from. If you want to get the best motorcycle that you can for the money, you’ll be able to do just that by shipping it yourself.
No matter what type of shipping you decide to go with for your motorcycle, you’ll be thrilled that you spent the money to have it sent over. There’s nothing like taking a nice sunset ride along the ocean on one of the Hawaiian Islands with the freedom of your favorite motorcycle. You’ll find yourself riding more than you ever did back in the mainland and you’ll probably save a bunch in fuel costs too.
The Hawaii roadways were made for motorcycles and you can have yours with you when you arrive so you can enjoy cruising from town to town. All you need to do is contact A-1 Auto Transport at (800) 452-2880 or submit the easy, no obligation quote form on this page today.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.