Motorcycles and scooters are not only valuable, but also not easy to secure while being transported. Although, it turns out that the majority depends on how we do it and how much previous experience with shipping we gained. It is doable to ship a motorbike or a moped without problems, no doubts about that. The way you will secure it depends on the type of transportation. Thanks to some useful advice you could avoid any damages, and dents that often happen when a scooter or motorcycle is not properly secured.
When you are shipping your motorcycle on a trailer you will need four belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer that is created for motorbikes or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorcycle. In this situation you will need only two belts. It is 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 shipment.
It is also worth looking at the sharp edges or items that may possibly tear up the belts and make it impossible to safely transport your motorcycle. It's also feasible to transport a motorbike inside a truck. The protection and equipment necessary to keep the motorbike mounted safely in one place will not differ 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 car and other objects that will be transported next to the motorcycle.
There are also platforms that hooked to a car or van, can let you ship your motorbike without occupying the entire space in the truck.
It is important to check with the transport 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 van 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 get lots of great offers from shipping providers registered on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can adjust the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their cars. Thanks to that, shipment gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of ”empty running”.
Pick-up address and dateNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Delivery address and dateOstrowiec, 27-400, Poland