Motorbikes and scooters are not only worth a lot, but also hard to protect while being transported. Though, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we have gathered. It is doable to ship a motorbike or a moped without difficulties, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the mean of shipment. Owing to some valuable advice you can avoid any damages, and dents that are likely to happen when a scooter or motorcycle is not properly cared for.
When you are moving your motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is dedicated for motorcycles or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only two 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 checking the sharp edges or objects that may possibly tear up the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also possible to transport a motorbike inside a truck. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorcycle installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing that should be taken under consideration will be the installation of the side pads to protect the insides of the truck and other objects that might be transported next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that hooked to a truck or another vehicle, can let you transport your motorbike not occupying the whole space in the van.
It is important to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to ship your motorbike. For instance, using a wooden stand for lifting your motorbike and loading it in a van could pose danger to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause severe damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.
When posting your request on Clicktrans you can get lots of great quotes from shipping companies who have their account on Clicktrans.
Many of these companies can organise the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their vans. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of ”empty running”.
Pick-up address and dateEntschenburgweg 20, Sonthofen, 87527, Germany
Delivery address and dateSalzunger Straße, Breitungen, 98597, Germany