Motorcycles and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also difficult to secure while being transported. Though, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with shipping we have. It is possible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without difficulties, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of transportation. Owing to some valuable tricks you will prevent any scratches, and dents that may happen if a moped or motorcycle is not properly secured.
When you are shipping your motorbike using a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is dedicated for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only 2 belts. It's essential to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed hook will not open up accidentaly during the transport.
It is also worth checking the sharp angles or elements that may possibly cut the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorcycle inside a truck. The protection and equipment obligatory to keep the motorbike standing safely in one place will not vary too much from other ways mentioned before. One thing to be considered is installing the side pads to protect the insides of the van and other objects that will be transported next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that attached to a truck or another vehicle, can help you ship your motorbike without occupying the entire space in the van.
Do not forget to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to ship your motorcycle. For instance, using a wooden stand for lifting your scooter 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 an offer on Clicktrans you can get a lot of great quotes from shipping companies registered on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can arrange the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.
Pick-up address and dateFréjus, France
4 May 2018
Delivery address and dateChichester, United Kingdom