BMW GS 1200 ADV (No. 5523631)

BMW GS 1200 ADV

Make and model:

BMW GS 1200 ADV

Total weight [kg]:

320

Number of items:

1

Distance: 2283.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Wiesentheid

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Greece, Attyka, Athens

30 May 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also hard to secure while being shipped. Though, it turns out that most of it depends on the way we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we gained. It is possible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without troubles, undoubtedly. The way you will secure it depends on the mean of shipment. Owing to some useful advice you will prevent any damages, and dents that may happen if a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.

When you are shipping the motorbike using a trailer you will need four strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is created for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only 2 strapping 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 edges or parts that may possibly rip the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also possible to transport a motorcycle in a truck. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorbike installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing worth considering is installing the side pads to secure the insides of the car and other objects that may be transported just next to the motorbike.

There are also platforms that hooked to a car or van, can help you ship your motorcycle without occupying the whole space in the truck.

 

It is important to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to transport your motorbike. For instance, using a wooden platform for lifting your motorbike and loading it in a van could be dangerous 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 get  a lot of great quotes from shipping companies registered on Clicktrans.

Many of these companies can organise the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their vans. Thanks to that, transport gets cheaper and more eco-friendly with decreasing number of ”empty running”.