BMW R1200GS (No. 4734832)

BMW R1200GS

Make and model:

BMW R1200GS

Total weight [kg]:

270.00

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

1

Distance: 1087.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

23 Jul 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Galicia, A Coruña

19 Aug 2019


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and mopeds are not only valuable, but also not easy to secure when transported. However, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with transport we had gathered. It is possible to transport a motorcycle or a scooter without problems, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of shipment. Owing to some helpful advice you will avoid any damages, and dents that are likely to happen when a scooter or motorbike is not properly cared for.

When you are shipping your motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially dedicated for motorcycles or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this case 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 transport.

It is also worth checking the sharp edges or objects that may possibly rip the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorcycle in a truck. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorbike standing safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing to be considered will be the installation of the side pads to protect the insides of the car and other objects that may accompany the motorcycle.

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

 

Do not forget to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to transport your motorbike. For instance, using a wooden platform for lifting your motorbike and loading it in a truck 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 surely receive  a lot of great quotes from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

Many of these companies can adjust the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, transport gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.