BMW r1200gs (No. 4470541)

BMW r1200gs

Make and model:

BMW r1200gs

Total weight [kg]:

250.00

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

Yes

Distance: 2047.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

22 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Hamburg, Hamburg

12 Jul 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also not easy to secure while being transported. Although, it turns out that everything depends on the way we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we have. It is feasible to ship a motorbike or a moped without difficulties, undoubtedly. The way you will secure it depends on the mean of shipment. Thanks to some helpful tips you will avoid any damages, and dents that could happen when a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.

When you are transporting the motorbike using a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is designed for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this situation you will need only two belts. It is crucial 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 checking the sharp angles or items that may possibly tear up the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also reasonable to transport a motorcycle in a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorbike mounted safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing that should be taken under consideration will be installing the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the van 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 let you ship your motorcycle without occupying the whole space in the van.

 

Do not forget to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to ship your motorbike. For example, using a wooden platform for lifting your scooter 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 listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you will get  plenty of great quotes from transport providers who have their account on Clicktrans.

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