bmw 1200 gs (No. 5862698)

bmw 1200 gs

Make and model:

BMW 1200 GS

Total weight [kg]:

220

Number of items:

1

Distance: 1091.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Galicia, Santiago De Compostela

28 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also hard to secure when transported. Although, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we have gathered. It is possible to ship a motorbike or a moped without obstacles, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the method of transportation. Owing to some valuable advice you can prevent any damages, and dents that could happen if a moped or motorbike is not properly cared for.

When you are transporting your motorcycle on a trailer you will need four strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially created for motorbikes or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this situation you will need only 2 strapping belts. It's essential to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed hook should not open up by accident during the transport.

It is also worth checking the sharp angles or parts that may possibly rip the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorcycle in a truck. The protection and equipment needed to keep the motorcycle mounted safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing worth considering is installing the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the truck and other objects that might be transported next to 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 car.

 

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

 

When posting your request on Clicktrans you can receive  plenty of great offers from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

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