Motorcycles and mopeds are not only expensive, but also not easy to secure when shipped. Although, it turns out that most of it depends on the way we do it and how much previous experience with transport we had gathered. It is possible to transport a motorcycle or a moped without difficulties, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the type of transportation. Thanks to some useful tips you can prevent any scratches, and dents that may happen if a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.
When you are shipping the motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially created for motorcycles or scooters, it already has been equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this case you will need only two belts. It is 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 transport.
It is also worth checking the sharp edges or parts that may possibly cut the belts and make the safe transport impossible. It's also doable to transport a motorbike inside a truck. The protection and equipment necessary to keep the motorcycle mounted safely in one place will not vary too much from other ways mentioned before. One thing to be considered is the installation of the side pads to secure the insides of the car and other objects that may accompany the motorbike.
There are also platforms that attached to a car or van, can let you transport your motorcycle not occupying the whole space in the truck.
Check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will suffice to carry your motorbike. 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 substantial damage to your motorbike/motorcycle.
When listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you can get a lot of great quotes from transport providers registered on Clicktrans.
Many of these companies can organise the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, the service gets cheaper and more eco-friendly with decreasing number of ”empty running”.
Pick-up address and dateKenilworth Avenue, Hawick, TD9 8EG, United Kingdom
Delivery address and dateLeśna, Zielątkowo, 62-002, Poland