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Cycle Skid

New Product: Cycle Skid™ Motorcycle Shipping Platform

SANTA ANA, CA (November 17, 2016) — Motorcycle Shippers is proud to introduce its proprietary Cycle Skid™, a compact, wooden shipping platform that comes complete with tie-down anchors, soft ties, ratchet straps and a bike cover that create a secure Perimeter of Protection® around motorcycles being transported by truck, boat, plane or rail.

Developed utilizing Motorcycle Shippers’ experience transporting more than 70,000 bikes around the world in the past 22 years, Cycle Skid’s unique, three-piece, slide-together design facilitates quick, one-person setup, simple disassembly and convenient storage.

An economical alternative to bulky motorcycle shipping crates that incur huge shipping charges, the reusable Cycle Skid is constructed from durable lumber that complies with all export regulations. Contained within the unit when stored are the universal-fit, water-resistant, breathable bike cover and six of Motorcycle Shippers’ new Soft Cinch™ tie downs. These 66-inch straps have integrated soft-tie loops, carabiner-style locking hooks and 1-inch ratchets rated at 800 pounds.

Fully assembled, the platform is 104 inches long, 42 inches wide and has an 800-pound capacity to handle most any bike. Compacted for storage, the skid is half as long and just 11 inches tall. Forklift- and pallet-jack-friendly, the Cycle Skid can be shipped via FedEx and UPS due to its small size when collapsed and weight of less than 150 pounds.

Cycle Skid is perfect for globe-trotting adventurers who’ve reached the end of their overland route, domestic bikers sending machines to rallies, motorcyclists making long-distance moves and auction winners fetching new rides. On the commercial side, Cycle Skid is used by trade show vendors, motorcycle tour operators, moving companies, exporters and barge operators to transport bikes between cities or continents.

Motorcycle Shippers literally wrote the book on motorcycle transport, then developed industry-standard software, hardware, training procedures and videos to ensure the fastest, safest pickup and delivery.

This southern California-based company is the official provider for BMW’s MOA group, Kawasaki’s ROK program, the GWRRA and a longstanding member of the Motorcycle Industry Council.

For more information about Cycle Skid™ and bike transportation, visit them at, call 800-706-9476 and keep up with the company on its Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitterfeed.

Product Benefits:

  • Compact, reusable motorcycle shipping platform
  • Creates a secure Perimeter of Protection®
  • Unique, three-piece, slide-together design
  • Quick and easy one-person setup and disassembly
  • Economical alternative to bulky motorcycle shipping crates
  • Can be shipped via FedEx and UPS due to its light weight and small size when collapsed
  • Complies with all export regulations
  • Accommodates most sizes and types of motorcycles

Defining Features

  • Constructed from durable lumber for safe motorcycle transport
  • Dimensions:
    • Assembled: 104″ L x 42″ W x 5.5″ H
    • Collapsed: 52″ L x 42″ W x 11″ H
  • Weight: 148 pounds
  • Load capacity: 800 pounds
  • Six tie-down anchors
  • Six Soft Cinch™ tie downs
  • Universal-fit bike cover
  • Forklift-friendly 4-way entry
  • Pallet jack-friendly 2-way entry

Price: $449.00
Shipping: Free in contiguous United States

Cycle Skid