bmw r 850 gs (No. 5216510)

bmw r 850 gs

Make and model:

bmw r850 gs

Total weight [kg]:

230.00

Number of items:

1

Distance: 3387.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Greece, Ελλάδα, Athens

4 Mar 2020

Delivery address and date

Finland, Etelä-Suomi, Helsinki

25 Mar 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters are not only expensive, but also hard to secure when shipped. However, it turns out that most of it depends on the way we do it and how much previous experience with transport we got. It is doable to ship a motorbike or a scooter without troubles, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of transportation. Owing to some helpful advice you will prevent any scratches, and dents that are likely to happen if a moped or motorcycle is not properly secured.

When you are shipping your motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that 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 crucial 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 transport.

It is also worth checking the sharp edges or objects that may possibly tear up the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorcycle inside a van. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorbike standing safely in one place will not differ too much from other ways mentioned before. One thing to be considered is installing the side pads to protect 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 truck or another vehicle, can help you ship your motorcycle without occupying the whole space in the car.

 

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 truck could be dangerous to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause substantial damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When posting your request on Clicktrans you will receive  lots of great quotes from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

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