R1200GS (No. 5784774)

R1200GS

Make and model:

BMW R1200GS

Total weight [kg]:

250

Do you need a VAT invoice?:

No

Number of items:

3

Distance: 2437.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Andalusia, Málaga

12 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Baunach

Flexible dates


Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters are not only worth a lot, but also difficult to protect when transported. However, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much prior experience with transport we had gathered. It is doable to ship a motorbike or a moped without obstacles, no doubts about that. The way it will be secured depends on the type of shipment. Owing to some useful tips you could prevent any scratches, and dents that are likely to happen if a moped or motorcycle is not properly cared for.

When you are transporting your motorcycle using a trailer you will need 4 belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is dedicated for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this case you will need only two belts. It's important 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 looking at the sharp angles or objects that may possibly cut the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also feasible to transport a motorcycle inside a van. The protection and equipment necessary to keep the motorbike resting safely in one place will not vary too much from other methods mentioned above. 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 accompany the motorbike.

There are also platforms that hooked to a car or another vehicle, can let you ship your motorbike not occupying the entire space in the truck.

 

It is important to check with the shipping company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to carry your motorcycle. For example, using a wooden stand 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 listing your motorcycle on Clicktrans you can get  a lot of great quotes from transport providers who have their account on Clicktrans.

Many of these companies can arrange the transport, so that they can utilise the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with less and less „empty runs”.