BMW r 1150 gs adventure (No. 5606479)

Make and model:

BMW R 1150 GS

Total weight [kg]:

275

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

1

Distance: 2293.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf

21 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Málaga

1 Nov 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters are not only expensive, but also hard to secure while being shipped. Though, it turns out that most of it depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with transport we had gathered. It is doable to transport a motorcycle or a moped without troubles, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the method of shipment. Owing to some helpful tips you will avoid any damages, and dents that are likely to happen if a scooter or motorbike is not properly cared for.

When you are transporting your motorcycle using a trailer you will need four strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is created for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two belts. It's 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 looking at the sharp edges or objects that may possibly tear up the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also reasonable to transport a motorcycle inside a truck. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorbike installed safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods 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 motorbike.

There are also platforms that attached to a truck or van, can let you transport your motorbike not occupying the whole space in the van.

 

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

 

When posting your request on Clicktrans you will surely get  multiple great quotes from shipping companies registered on Clicktrans.

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