Make and model:Yamaha XJR 1300
Total weight [kg]:300.00
Distance: 1870.00 km
Motorcycles and scooters are not only worth a lot, but also hard to protect when shipped. Though, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with transport we gained. It is doable to transport a motorcycle or a moped without problems, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the mean of shipment. Thanks to some helpful tips you could avoid any damages, and dents that are likely to happen if a scooter or motorbike is not properly secured.
When you are moving the motorbike on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially designed for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. 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 hook will not open up accidentaly during the transport.
It is also worth checking the sharp edges or parts that may possibly cut the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also reasonable to transport a motorcycle in a truck. The protection and equipment needed to keep the motorbike resting safely in one place will not vary too much from other ways mentioned before. One thing that should be taken under consideration will be installing the side pads to protect the insides of the truck and other objects that may be transported next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that attached to a truck or van, can let you ship your motorbike not occupying the entire space in the car.
It is important to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will suffice to carry your motorcycle. For instance, using a wooden platform for lifting your scooter 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 a lot of great quotes from transport companies who have their account on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can organise the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.
Pick-up address and dateGuntramsdorf, Austria
Delivery address and dateLourdes, 65100, France