BMW R1200 GS (No. 5722138)

Make and model:

BMW R1200 GS LC2 (Baujahr 2016)

Total weight [kg]:

270

Number of items:

1

Distance: 12933.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Aalen

From 5 Oct 2020 to 18 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg

Flexible dates


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also hard to protect when transported. Though, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with transport we have. It is doable to transport a motorbike or a scooter without difficulties, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the mean of shipment. Owing to some helpful tips you will avoid any scratches, and dents that could happen when a moped or motorcycle is not properly cared for.

When you are transporting the motorbike using a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is created for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only 2 belts. It is 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 transport.

It is also worth looking at the sharp edges or parts that may possibly cut the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also doable to transport a motorcycle inside a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorbike installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing to be considered is the installation of the side pads to secure the insides of the truck and other objects that will be transported just next to the motorcycle.

There are also platforms that hooked to a car or van, can let you transport your motorcycle not occupying the entire space in the car.

 

Remember to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to carry your motorcycle. For example, using a wooden platform for lifting your motorcycle and loading it in a van could pose danger 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  a lot of great offers from transport providers registered on Clicktrans.

Many of these providers 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”.