Motorbikes and scooters are not only worth a lot, but also not easy to secure when shipped. Though, it turns out that the majority depends on the way we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we have gathered. It is feasible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without obstacles, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the mean of shipment. Thanks to some helpful tips you can prevent any scratches, and dents that could happen if a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.
When you are transporting the motorcycle on a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially designed for motorbikes 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's 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 shipment.
It is also worth looking at the sharp edges or items that may possibly tear up the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also feasible to transport a motorbike in a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorbike standing safely in one place will not differ too much from other ways mentioned above. One thing to be considered is the installation of the side pads to prevent any damage to the insides of the truck and other objects that might be transported just next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that attached to a car or another vehicle, can let you transport your motorcycle without occupying the entire space in the van.
Remember to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be enough to ship your motorcycle. For example, using a wooden platform for lifting your scooter and loading it in a truck could be dangerous to people providing the service or pedestrians passing by, but could also cause substantial damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.
When posting your request on Clicktrans you will surely receive a lot of great quotes from shipping providers who have their account on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can organise the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, transport gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of ”empty running”.
Pick-up address and dateEast Ham, United Kingdom
18 Sep 2017
Delivery address and dateBraga, Portugal
25 Sep 2017