BMW 1200 GS ADV (No. 4469861)

BMW 1200 GS ADV

Make and model:

2018 BMW 1200 GS ADV

Total weight [kg]:

280.00

What is your budget? [€]:

300

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Distance: 2253.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Lörrach

20 Sep 2019

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Algarve, Lagos

Flexible dates


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also not easy to secure while being shipped. However, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we got. It is doable to transport a motorbike or a moped without problems, undoubtedly. The way you will secure it depends on the method of shipment. Owing to some valuable advice you can prevent any scratches, and dents that often happen when a moped or motorbike is not properly cared for.

When you are shipping your motorbike on a trailer you will need 4 belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially created for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this situation you will need only two belts. It is important to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one will not open up accidentaly during the transport.

It is also worth checking the sharp angles or elements that may possibly rip the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also doable to transport a motorbike in a truck. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorbike standing safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing that should be taken under consideration is the installation of the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the car and other objects that might be transported next to the motorbike.

There are also platforms that hooked to a truck or van, can let you ship your motorbike without occupying the entire space in the van.

 

Do not forget to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to carry your motorbike. 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 posting your request on Clicktrans you will receive  multiple great quotes from shipping providers registered on Clicktrans.

Many of these providers can adjust the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more eco-friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.