First of all, I have to say .... WOW! I got mine yesterday, May 30th
In "To Trailer or Not To Trailer" (pg. 78) it is stated,
I was under the impression that HONDA, not BMW, introduced the disc brake to motorcycling with the first CB750 in January 1969. My BMW R75/5 was the top of the line in 1973, and it had drum brakes on both ends.A lot of engineering goes into achieving optimum braking, and BMW has certainly led in this regard over the years with the introduction of disc brakes, ABS, linked brakes, floating rotors and now radial-mounted calipers.
With regard to insurance and motorcycles towing trailers, I don't think hoping for the best is much of an option. The resident AAA of Southern California insurance agent of 32 years that I am married to says that [the] " LIABILITY flows with the towing vehicle ", which is to say, if your motorcycle is insured your trailer is covered for any damages it causes. But, neither the TRAILER , nor it's contents, are covered; coverage may be purchased separately. She also commented that she was reasonably sure that this was a common industry practice.Have you ever been questioned by your insurer if you pull a trailer with your motorcycle? Likely not. Consider if you do have an accident the insurer will likely have an escape hatch on paying damages because you never declared the fact to them ... You may have coverage, you may not. Should you ask them the question at the outset? Or carry on and hope all to be well?
Suzanne's disclaimer: Contact your insurance carrier for specific information about your policy BEFORE you expect them to pay any claims.
My disclaimer: Yes, I have an affiliation with the AAA of Southern California - we were married 30 years ago on Memorial Day.