Honda (No. 5633511)

Honda

Make and model:

Honda Africa Twin 2016

Total weight [kg]:

300

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

2

Distance: 2266.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Italy, Sicily, Palermo

5 Jul 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters are not only worth a lot, but also hard to secure while being shipped. However, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we had gathered. It is doable to ship a motorbike or a moped without obstacles, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of shipment. Thanks to some valuable tips you could prevent any scratches, and dents that could happen if a moped or motorbike is not properly secured.

When you are moving the motorcycle using a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially dedicated for motorbikes or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this case you will need only 2 strapping 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 by accident during the transport.

It is also worth looking at the sharp angles or objects that may possibly rip the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also possible to transport a motorcycle in a truck. The protection and equipment needed to keep the motorbike installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. One thing worth considering is the installation of the side pads to secure the insides of the car and other objects that will be transported with the motorbike.

There are also platforms that attached to a truck or van, can help you ship your motorbike without occupying the entire space in the van.

 

Remember to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to carry your motorbike. For example, using a wooden stand for lifting your motorcycle and loading it in a van could be dangerous to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause substantial damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.

 

When listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you can get  lots of great quotes from shipping companies who have their account on Clicktrans.

Many of these companies can adjust the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their vans. Thanks to that, transport gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with less and less ”empty running”.