BMW 1200 GS (No. 5792198)

BMW 1200 GS

Make and model:

BMW 1200 GS

Total weight [kg]:

256

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

1

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

22 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver

28 Jul 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and scooters are not only valuable, but also not easy to protect while being shipped. Though, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we have gathered. It is possible to transport a motorbike or a moped without problems, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the mean of shipment. Thanks to some useful advice you could avoid any scratches, and dents that may happen when a moped or motorbike is not properly secured.

When you are moving your motorcycle on a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is designed for motorcycles or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two strapping belts. It's neccessary to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed hook will not open up by accident during the shipment.

It is also worth checking the sharp angles or objects that may possibly rip the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorbike inside a truck. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorcycle installed safely in one place will not differ too much from other ways mentioned above. One thing that should be taken under consideration will be the installation of the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the truck and other objects that will be transported with the motorcycle.

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

 

Remember to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be enough to carry your motorbike. For example, using a wooden stand for lifting your motorbike and loading it in a truck could pose danger to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause severe damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When posting your request on Clicktrans you can receive  a lot of great quotes from transport providers registered on Clicktrans.

Many of these providers can adjust the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, the service gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.