Halrley Softail (No. 6376169)

Make and model:

Harley Davidson Softail

Total weight [kg]:

350

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

1

Distance: 1418.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

24 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Saarland, Saarlouis

28 Oct 2020


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also difficult to secure while being shipped. Although, it turns out that most of it depends on the way we do it and how much prior experience with transport we have gathered. It is doable to transport a motorcycle or a scooter without problems, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the type of shipment. Thanks to some useful tips you will avoid any scratches, and dents that could happen when a moped or motorbike is not properly secured.

When you are transporting the motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is designed for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only two strapping belts. It's neccessary to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one should not open up accidentaly during the shipment.

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 feasible to transport a motorcycle in a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorcycle resting safely in one place will not differ too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing to be considered is installing the side pads to secure the insides of the truck and other objects that will be transported with the motorcycle.

There are also platforms that attached to a truck or another vehicle, can let you ship your motorbike without occupying the entire space in the car.

 

Do not forget to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be enough to ship your motorbike. For example, using a wooden platform for lifting your motorcycle and loading it in a truck could pose danger to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause serious damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When posting your request on Clicktrans you will receive  a lot of great quotes from transport providers registered on Clicktrans.

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