Motorbike Trailer Safety Guide

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Motorbike Trailer Safety Guide

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ALL INFORMATION GIVEN IN THIS DOCUMENT IS TO BE USED AS A GUIDE ONLY. IT IS THE HIRER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEY HAVE THE REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO SAFELY TOW AND OPERATE THE TRAILERS OR EQUIPMENT.


Extra care must be taken when using a motorbike trailer. Motorbikes can be very heavy and awkward to manoeuvre on and off of a trailer. Always have at least two people to load and unload the motorbike trailer.

Loading / unloading a motorbike

  • Ensure the trailer is coupled to a vehicle so that it can’t tip or roll away.
  • Line up the ramp on a flat surface, ensuring it is securely attached to the trailer using a strap.
  • Ensure the bottom of the bike will clear the ramp angle without bottoming out.
  • Use a safety step to climb on and off of the trailer to prevent straining your back.
  • Never ride the bike up the ramp, have 2 people load the bike under control using the bikes brakes.

Note: If the bike bottoms out at the top of the ramp, the bike can stop instantly and tip or cause injury. Use caution and have 2 people control the vehicle at all times.

How to secure a motorbike to a trailer

  • Strap down the front wheel to prevent rear movement.
  • Strap down the rear wheel to prevent forward movement.
  • Strap down the handle bar area to prevent side to side movement.
  • Check your straps regularly during travel as they can loosen or break.

Note: Always use rated tie downs that are in good condition and fit for purpose.

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