If you have to attend an important riding trip or take an extended vacation out of the township of Batavia, you need to entrust the shipping of your bike to a qualified shipping company. In the world of logistics, motorcycle shipments cost less than that of automobiles due to their smaller size. You won’t have to break your bank when shipping your bike out of Illinois when you choose A-1 Auto Transport. We make motorcycle shipping an easy process. Being fully insured and bonded, we ensure that we put you at ease from pick up to delivery.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Open-air transport
If you are not opposed to letting your motorbike feel the breeze while it’s in transit, then this is the method for you. No need to fret, the driver will always have an eye on your precious two-wheeled machine.
- Enclosed transport
Do you need your motorbike to be safely packed while in transit. Well, enclosed transport holds plenty of perks such as temperature controls within the container and protection from external damaging factors.
- Door to door transport
Do you find it challenging having to move your motorcycle to a terminal or our offices? Well, you can sit easy and let us come directly to your home and take it for a safe and secure shipping.
- Terminal to terminal transport
If you are going out of state and you just need the extra help with moving your motorbike to an airport or railway terminal, we are here to do the job for you.
- Crated transport
Crates come in different styles and we need to find one that best matches your requirements; that is the motorcycle brands and its dimensions.
International motorcycle shipping
- RORO (roll-on roll-off)
Do you need a professional to transport and load your motorbike in a pre-booked ship for transportation? Well, our RORO service entails using special tie-downs and skids to roll the motorbike on or off the ship and ensure that nothing gets damaged in the process.
Containers come in different capacities. We will ensure to get you the best one with reduced shock and vibration imposed on your motorbike while getting transported
- Port to port
Your motorcycle will be transported from one harbor to the next after we secure it enough to withstand the heavy rigours of the transportation environment.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Clean the motorbike
- Inflate the tires
- Disconnect the battery
- Unlock the handle bars
- Record all the damages by writing notes and take photos
- Inspect fluid leaks
- Check the breaks
- Confirm that the bike is generally in good condition
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
When you call, ensure that you are talking to a human, ask questions regarding your shipment exhaustively and make sure you get satisfactory responses. Watch how quick or patient they are with you and how willing they are to give you information.
Ensure that the shipping company is licensed with the Department of Transportation (DOT). This information should be readily available on their website.
Online tracking is a great safety feature that helps you keep track of your shipment. You will get peace of mind when you can log in and find out where your shipment is.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
- To avoid wear and tear
You will subject your motorbike to unnecessary wear and tear if you trust your friend to transport the motorbike for you or worse yet, ride it yourself to the new place. Instead of subjecting your tires to all the pressures of the road and especially during an interstate move, let your motorcycle move unperturbed at the back of one of our modern carriers. It is much safer and more convenient for you.
- To avoid irreparable damage
Shipping a motorcycle requires training and skill. You need to know what type of tie down straps are appropriate for your motorbike brand and how to tightly secure it without damaging its body. Our shippers are professionals who are motorcycle enthusiasts and know all the ins and outs of shipping your motorbike.
We are great fans of those two-wheeled pieces of fine engineering. Our shippers are into riding motorcycles in their free time and have dealt with motorbikes from manufacturers like Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda and BMW among others.
Our Batavia motorcycle shipping services
- Long distance shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Insurance coverage
- International motorcycle shipping
Let’s move Batavia
Written By:Joe Webster
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.