How to Find the Best Motorcycle Trailer For Your Vehicle

Spring is here and you’re probably planning some exciting motorcycle trips. Making sure your motorcycle reaches its destination safely and securely requires a well-matched combination of trailer and towing vehicle. In this detailed guide, we’ll explore the nuances of various motorcycle trailers, recommend specific sizes for different towing needs and delve into the technical specifications of vehicles that excel in towing motorcycles.

Equipment Trailers:


  • Sturdy construction capable of carrying heavy loads.
  • Versatility for hauling motorcycles and other equipment.
  • Open-air design facilitates easy loading and unloading.


  • Limited weather protection.
  • Additional tie-downs needed for secure transport.
  • Minimal security features.

Recommended Size: Medium to large equipment trailers accommodate motorcycles and gear comfortably.

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Utility Trailers:


  • Affordable and available in various sizes.
  • Lightweight and easy to tow.
  • Can carry different types of cargo.


  • Lack of weather protection.
  • May require modifications for motorcycle transport.
  • Limited security.

Recommended Size: Small to medium utility trailers (6-12 feet long) are suitable for towing with SUVs or vans. 

Enclosed Trailers:


  • Complete weather protection.
  • Enhanced security features.
  • Customizable interior for secure transport.


  • Higher upfront cost.
  • Heavier—impacting fuel efficiency.
  • Requires more storage space.

Recommended Size: Medium-sized trailers (10-14 feet) offer a balance of space and maneuverability.

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Best Vehicles for Towing Motorcycles and Technical Specifications

Choosing the right motorcycle trailer is going to depend on what kind of vehicle you’re using. We put together a list of some highly-recommended vehicles for towing your bike. 

Pickup Trucks:

  • Ford F-150: Equipped with powerful engines such as the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, delivering up to 13,200 lbs of towing capacity with good gas mileage. It also has features like the Pro Trailer Backup Assist enhance towing control.
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500: Offers a range of engines including the 6.2L V8, providing up to 13,300 lbs of towing capacity. Advanced trailer technologies like the Trailer Sway Control system ensure stability.
  • RAM 1500: Features the available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine with eTorque Hybrid Technology, offering up to 12,750 lbs of towing capacity. Integrated Trailer Brake Controller enhances towing control and safety.
  • Toyota Tundra: Dependable truck. Powered by a robust 5.7L V8 engine, providing up to 10,200 lbs of towing capacity. Equipped with Trailer-Sway Control and Tow/Haul Mode for optimized towing performance.
  • SUVs:
    • Chevrolet Suburban: Offers a powerful 5.3L V8 engine with up to 8,300 lbs of towing capacity. Advanced features like Magnetic Ride Control and Trailer Sway Control enhance towing stability.
    • Ford Expedition: Features the available 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, delivering up to 9,300 lbs of towing capacity. Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Brake Controller ensure precise control while towing.
    • Toyota Sequoia: Powered by a 5.7L V8 engine, offering up to 7,400 lbs of towing capacity. Features like TOW/HAUL Mode and Trailer Sway Control optimize towing performance and safety.
    • GMC Yukon: Equipped with a powerful 5.3L V8 engine, providing up to 8,500 lbs of towing capacity. Integrated Trailer Brake Controller and StabiliTrak stability control system enhance towing confidence.
  • Vans:
    • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Offers multiple engine options and configurations with towing capacities ranging from 5,000 to 7,500 lbs. Features like Crosswind Assist and Load-Adaptive Electronic Stability Program ensure safe towing.
    • Ford Transit: Available with a range of engines and configurations, offering towing capacities up to 7,500 lbs. Advanced features like Trailer Sway Control and Roll Stability Control enhance towing stability.
    • Ram ProMaster: Powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine with up to 6,910 lbs of towing capacity. Electronic Stability Control and Trailer Sway Damping contribute to safe and stable towing.
    • Nissan NV Cargo: Offers a powerful 5.6L V8 engine with up to 9,400 lbs of towing capacity. Features like Vehicle Dynamic Control and Traction Control System ensure towing stability and control.


By carefully considering the technical specifications of both motorcycle trailers and towing vehicles, you can create an optimal setup for transporting your motorcycle. Whether you prefer the versatility of a pickup truck, the comfort of an SUV or the spaciousness of a van, there are various options available to meet your towing needs. Pairing the right trailer size with a capable towing vehicle ensures a smooth and safe journey for your motorcycle. 

We have hundreds of trailers for hauling motorcycles at our dealerships in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Shop our inventory now! 

Legal Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general guidance purposes only. It is not intended as legal, safety, professional advice or replacement for product manuals. Readers are advised to consult relevant authorities, manufacturers’ guidelines and seek professional assistance for their specific circumstances and vehicles. The author and publisher disclaim any liability for actions taken based on the contents of this article.