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Trailers

Why weigh your motorcycle down with cumbersome bags that will degrade its handling and your comfort when you could put it all behind you with a trailer? Squire pioneered European luggage trailers for motorcycles in the 1980's and worldwide sales haXJR-TRAILER-ACTION 1024x680ve firmly established Squire as the recognised leader in this field.  In 2002 the Company established a World Record for a motorcycle towing a trailer with a timed speed of 139 mph. 

Even the compact D10, with a capacity of 283 litres, offers similar luggage space to a small hatchback car, while the range-topping D21 swallows 595 litres of kit. Trailers work well with most touring motorcycles and larger capacity scooters too.

Trailer Law – UK legislation was changed in 1984 to allow trailers to be towed by solo motorcycles. The main points are as follows :

  • Motorcycles must exceed 125 cc
  • Maximum towed weight, including the trailer and it's load must not exceed 150 Kg. (330 lb.) or two thirds of the motorcycles unladen weight, whichever is least.
  • The Motorcycle must be marked with it's kerbside weight.
  • Maximum width of the trailer is one metre.
  • Maximum length of the trailer is 2.5 metres, measured from the motorcycle rear wheel spindle to the rearmost part of the trailer. The trailer must be marked with it's unladen weight.
  • The UK speed limit is 60 mph on dual carriageways and motorways.
  • Lighting regulations are the same as other small trailers.

Other countries have different laws, but apart from the national speed limit restrictions, a UK legal trailer is normally allowed as a visitor to other countries

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