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What is the Average Cost when Shipping a Motorcycle?

If you plan to ship your motorcycle to another state or country, you may first turn to the Internet to try and find a fair quote using online calculators. How much is the average cost to ship a motorcycle? And that is a good question when you are looking to budget for it.

Average Cost To Ship A Motorcycle

While this may give you some idea, you will want to rely on a transport service that can ship all vehicles and motorcycles around the world. While most shipping agencies are not as reputable as A1 Auto Transport Service, we provide you with a hassle-free experience that safely transports your motorcycle for you wherever you may need it. You will have different options to choose from to personalize your shipment and your shipping agent will go over the options with you.

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Once you book your auto from the United States, you will need to begin preparing your motorcycle following the rules and regulations. If you want to avoid having your motorcycle detained, you will need to thoroughly clean the motorcycle so that the frame, engine, and all accessories are cleaned. Don't forget the handlebars and side mirrors too. Before you vehicle can be exported out, you will need to have it inspected first for any dents, scratches, or damages before it boards the ship for transport. Before it is loaded, you will want to disable any alarms that you may have active on it and leave only one-fourth tank of gas in the tank.

A1 Auto Transport Service has several years of experience in shipping motorcycles out for personal use in another country, to attend auto shows, for collectors, as well as dealers. The price that A1 Auto Transport Service quotes you is an estimate that will include all details of the shipping process; loading, unloading, the cost of insurance and transit, and taxes which will depend on the state or country you plan to ship your motorcycle too. When considering the average cost of shipping a motorcycle, you can expect to pay between $1000 and $2,000. There are a few factors that will affect the final cost of shipping and you will need to make the decision on these factors before your shipping date. For example, you may want to put it in a crate and allow the transport carrier to transport it for you. Are you looking for average cost to ship a motorcycle? Contact A1 Auto Transport service. We will help you get more competitive pricing and help you to get a total cost that is closer than any other agency.

Factors that can Affect Pricing

The state or country you are shipping your motorcycle to can make a difference in how much you will pay. Whether it is the next country over from the United States or it is the furthest away, the cost will be affected. In case you are shipping interstate, costs will be much less.

The model of the motorcycle will play a role in the average cost to ship a motorcycle. The style of your motorcycle will determine how much you will pay for insurance. The motorcycle model can also determine the price. If you are shipping a higher end model, you can expect to pay more for shipping as well.

Roll On/ Roll Off or container shipping: How your motorcycle gets to another country is a determining factor on how much you will pay for importing your motorcycle. If you are sending over a motorcycle that is rare or vintage, then you will most likely want to have it placed inside an enclosed container in order to protect it while it is in route. Otherwise, if your motorcycle is a common model, then you may want to consider open carrier for shipping so the pricing would be lower than the container shipping option.

You will want to stay abreast of the legal rules and regulations on importing motorcycles to the country you want to import to. Hiring A1 Auto Transport Services means you are hiring a professional who will see your transport from beginning to end. Your shipping agent will help you determine how to transport your motorcycle to better suit your needs. Auto transport companies offer additional insurance coverage for transporting motorcycles to another country.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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