Motorcycles and mopeds are not only worth a lot, but also difficult to secure while being shipped. However, it turns out that everything depends on the way we do it and how much prior experience with transport we gained. It is feasible to ship a motorbike or a scooter without hussle, undoubtedly. The way it will be secured depends on the method of shipment. Thanks to some useful tips you can prevent any damages, and dents that may happen when a moped or motorbike is not properly secured.
When you are moving your motorcycle on a trailer you will need 4 strapping belts to strap it down. If you use a trailer specially dedicated for motorcycles or scooters, it already is equipped with the rail that stabilises the motorbike. In this situation you will need only 2 strapping belts. It's neccessary to use a closed hook at the ends of the belts, rather than an open one. The closed one should not open up accidentaly during the shipment.
It is also worth checking the sharp edges or items that may possibly rip the belts and hinder your efforts. It's also doable to transport a motorbike inside a van. The protection and equipment required to keep the motorcycle resting safely in one place will not differ too much from other ways mentioned above. One thing worth considering is installing the side pads to protect the insides of the truck and other objects that will be transported next to the motorbike.
There are also platforms that hooked to a car or van, can let you transport your motorcycle not occupying the whole space in the car.
It is important to check with the transport company if the equipment they provide will be sufficient to ship your motorbike. For instance, using a wooden stand 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 lots of great quotes from shipping companies who have their account on Clicktrans.
Many of these providers can adjust the transport, so that they can use the full capacity of their trucks. Thanks to that, the service gets cheaper and more environmentally friendly with decreasing number of „empty runs”.
Pick-up address and dateLondon, United Kingdom
Delivery address and dateSplit, Croatia