B M W (No. 5064350)

B M W

Make and model:

BMW R 1200 GS

Total weight [kg]:

229.00

Number of items:

1

Distance: 13580.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

9 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town

10 Feb 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters are not only expensive, but also hard to protect when shipped. However, it turns out that the majority depends on the way we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we had gathered. It is doable to transport a motorbike or a scooter without troubles, undoubtedly. The way it will be secured depends on the mean of transportation. Thanks to some useful advice you can prevent any scratches, and dents that are likely to happen when a moped or motorcycle is not properly cared for.

When you are shipping the motorcycle using a trailer you will need 4 belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is dedicated for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two strapping belts. It's essential to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one should not open up accidentaly during the transport.

It is also worth looking at the sharp angles or objects that may possibly rip the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also feasible to transport a motorbike inside a van. The protection and equipment needed to keep the motorcycle standing safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing that should be taken under consideration is installing the side pads to protect the insides of the truck and other objects that might accompany the motorcycle.

There are also platforms that attached to a truck or van, can let you transport your motorbike not occupying the entire space in the van.

 

Do not forget to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to ship your motorcycle. For instance, using a wooden stand for lifting your scooter and loading it in a van could pose danger to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause severe damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you can receive  multiple great offers from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

Many of these companies can organise the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, transport gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with less and less ”empty running”.