Transporting Your Motorcycle 101

Mike Page
Authored by Mike Page
Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:56am

Moving is an inevitable part of our lives.  While we may feel excited about the prospect of staying in another city with new neighbours, new friends and a new job, no one looks forward to the moving process. We all know how tiring, stressful and complicated it is to relocate our family and all our belongings to another place.  The first thing on your To-Do List is to prepare for your move by drawing up a plan that will ensure you keep your move on track with timeline for each task. To make your life easier and less stressful during the move, hiring professional movers to move your belongings will be a wise decision. Similarly, if you have a car or a motorcycle, hiring an auto transport company to move your vehicle and bike will be a practical thing to do.

Today we’re going to talk about interstate motorcycle shipping. Some people might think that it’s cheaper to ride their bike from point A to point B than to have it shipped by an auto transport company. But if they factor in the cost of gas, wear and tear to the bike and other travel expenses, it is actually much more economical to hire a professional motorcycle shipping company to do this job. Moreover, traveling long distance has some risks that could endanger the rider’s safety and that of the bike. It is already tiring on your moving day with many things to worry about, so why not leave this tedious job to the professionals?

Here’s what you should do before shipping your bike:

  1. Keep A Record

Note down each scratch, dent and the parts that are flawless in the bike before the shipment. Taking photos or video of every part of your bike will be a good method to keep an eye on the damage (if any) after you send over your bike to the motorcycle shipping company.

  1. Remove all loose items

Your carrier will not be responsible for any loss or damages to accessories on your bike.

  1. Thoroughly clean your motorcycle.

A day before your bike is due for shipment, give it a good cleaning. When the driver arrives to pick up your bike, he’ll do a bike condition report with you. This report documents the current condition of the bike including any existing damage there may be on your bike. It will be easier for you and the driver to do the condition report when your bike is clean.

  1. Prepare the bike for safe transport

Charge the battery, inflate the tires, repair any fluid leaks and fill the tank to ¼ full.

  1. Ensure That Your Car Is Insured

Ensure that your bike has a valid insurance at the time it is being transported.

  1. Select a motorcycle shipping service

You should research and get quotes from several different companies to compare rates for transporting a motorbike before you settle on one. This is where Shiply can help you as there are hundreds of motorcycle shipping companies under this online shipping platform who are more than happy to send you free quotes.

Shipping your motorcycle is a convenient, safe and cost-effective way to transport your bike on long distances. Getting multiple quotes can help you find the best price, but always keep in mind the company’s quality and reputation by reading reviews and testimonials from previous users.

All the best in your move and we hope your treasured bike will reach you safely soon!



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