When you have a love of dirt biking, you'll need a truck. Sure, some people do manage to get their bikes around without having a truck, but they don't have it easy, and the places they can take their bikes are limited. Here, you'll find a few things to consider as you search for the perfect truck to buy to get you and your dirt bike around throughout the year.
Do you need four-wheel drive?
If you live in an area that sees lots of snow, or you plan to take your bike back into some harsh terrain, you'll probably want to invest in a truck with four-wheel drive. This will come at an extra cost, but it will be well worth it when you're the one pulling all of your buddies out of the mud when they get their two-wheel drive trucks stuck.
Do you want a diesel-fueled truck?
There are lots of pros and cons to owning a diesel-fueled truck, but you should carefully consider that diesel trucks will get better mileage than gas trucks, which is good, but diesel costs more than fuel. So, the cost of fuel ends up being about the same. Additionally, diesel trucks will need more maintenance than gas-fueled trucks.
Do you have ramps?
You will be needing a ramp to get your bike up onto the truck safely. Sure, there are lots of workarounds, but the safest and most reliable method of loading a bike onto the back of a truck is using ramps. You can find removable ramps that can be used on just about any truck, or you can get ramps that require mounts to be attached to the bed of the truck.
Do you plan to take your buddies with you?
How much room will you need in the cab of the truck? You can get a truck that will comfortably seat four or five adults comfortably. If you're looking to transport more people, you'll need to look into the big extended cab that many construction companies buy for use.
Your best bet is to get out to the dealerships and get into a truck or two. Once you sit in the truck and make note of all of the features, you'll have a better idea of what you want, what you need, and what you can afford to buy and maintain for the next several years. Hopefully, the professionals at the dealership will help you find your perfect truck to get your bike around.
Start looking at trucks for sale in your area today.