BMW R 1150 GS (No. 4581397)

Make and model:

BMW R 1150 GS

Total weight [kg]:

300.00

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Switzerland, Schaffhausen, Stein Am Rhein

19 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis

1 Jul 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also difficult to secure while being transported. Though, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we had gathered. It is feasible to ship a motorbike or a moped without difficulties, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the method of transportation. Owing to some valuable advice you will prevent any damages, and dents that could happen if a scooter or motorbike is not properly cared for.

When you are moving the motorcycle using a trailer you will need four strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is designed for motorbikes or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. 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 hook will not open up by accident during the shipment.

It is also worth checking the sharp edges or parts that may possibly cut the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also reasonable to transport a motorcycle inside a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorcycle installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other ways mentioned above. One thing that should be taken under consideration will be installing the side pads to protect the insides of the van and other objects that might be transported next to the motorcycle.

There are also platforms that attached to a truck or another vehicle, can help you ship your motorbike not occupying the entire space in the car.

 

Remember to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will suffice to transport your motorcycle. For example, using a wooden platform 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 serious damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you will get  lots of great quotes from shipping companies registered on Clicktrans.

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