BMW R 1200 GS (No. 5915399)

Make and model:

BMW R 1200 GS

Total weight [kg]:

260

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

1

Distance: 1557.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Edinburgh

12 Jun 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and mopeds are not only valuable, but also difficult to protect when shipped. Though, it turns out that most of it depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we gained. It is possible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without difficulties, undoubtedly. The way you will secure it depends on the mean of shipment. Thanks to some valuable tricks you could prevent any scratches, and dents that often happen if a scooter or motorbike is not properly secured.

When you are transporting your motorcycle on a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is dedicated for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only 2 belts. It's neccessary to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed hook should not open up accidentaly during the shipment.

It is also worth looking at the sharp angles or items that may possibly tear up the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also reasonable to transport a motorbike inside a truck. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorcycle installed safely in one place will not differ too much from other ways mentioned above. One thing worth considering is installing the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the car and other objects that might accompany the motorbike.

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

 

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

 

When putting an offer on Clicktrans you can receive  multiple great quotes from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

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