Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also hard to protect when transported. Although, it turns out that everything depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with transport we gained. It is possible to transport a motorbike or a scooter without problems, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the mean of transportation. Owing to some helpful advice you will avoid any damages, and dents that could happen when a moped or motorcycle is not properly cared for.
When you are shipping the motorbike on a trailer you will need four 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 motorcycle. In this situation you will need only 2 belts. It's important 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 edges or parts that may possibly rip the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also reasonable to transport a motorbike in a van. The protection and equipment necessary to keep the motorcycle installed safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned before. One thing that should be taken under consideration is installing the side pads to protect the insides of the van and other objects that will be transported just next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that hooked to a truck or van, can let you transport your motorbike not occupying the entire space in the car.
Remember to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be enough to ship your motorcycle. For example, using a wooden stand 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 your request on Clicktrans you can receive plenty of great offers from shipping companies registered on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can adjust the transport, so that they can use 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 dateWichita, United States
Delivery address and dateMadrid, Spain