Motorcycle trailers can be classified in two ways: where the motorcycle is placed in a trailer and where a trailer is pulled behind a motorcycle. For those trailers pulled behind motorcycles, many owners prefer open trailers for their lightweight design and relatively inexpensive cost.

An important feature on most motorcycle trailers meant for carrying motorcycles is the rear access door that allows the motorcycle to be easily positioned on the trailer. When purchasing a trailer with a ramp door, be sure there is a spring-assisted feature since some ramps can be very heavy.

Since motorcycle trailers tend to be lighter than many other trailers, they are hauled easily by most trucks, SUVs, and cars. It is still recommended to check the owner’s guide of your vehicle to make sure it is compatible with hauling any type of trailer.