Motorcycles and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also not easy to protect while being shipped. Although, it turns out that everything depends on the way we do it and how much prior experience with transport we got. It is feasible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without hussle, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of shipment. Owing to some valuable tips you will avoid any scratches, and dents that are likely to happen if a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.
When you are moving your motorbike on a trailer you will need four strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer which is dedicated for motorcycles or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two strapping belts. It is crucial to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one should not open up by accident during the shipment.
It is also worth checking the sharp edges or objects that may possibly cut the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also doable to transport a motorbike in a van. The protection and equipment necessary to keep the motorcycle standing safely in one place will not vary too much from other ways mentioned before. One thing that should be taken under consideration is the installation of the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the van and other objects that might accompany the motorbike.
There are also platforms that hooked to a car or van, can let you transport your motorcycle without occupying the entire space in the van.
Remember to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to carry your motorbike. For example, using a wooden platform 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 an offer on Clicktrans you will surely receive lots of great quotes from transport companies 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, transport gets cheaper and more eco-friendly with less and less „empty runs”.
Pick-up address and dateLisbon, Portugal
Delivery address and dateCroydon, United Kingdom