The process of shipping a motorcycle is one that should only be handled by professionals, especially when the value of your bike is a concern. Professional auto transport companies will not only specialize in motorcycle deliveries in particular, but they should have enclosed motorcycle shipping services too. Enclosed shipping is the safest way to deliver a motorcycle internationally or nationally.
When you choose enclosed shipping services for your motorcycle, you can rest assured that your bike is protected from bad weather and road conditions. Nothing will get through the thick metal walls of the shipping container your bike is fastened inside of. This method of transport may not be as cheap as an open air transport, but it provides much more protection. It also allows you to bring along other items to have delivered with the bike.
Prepping for Motorcycle Shipping
Preparation is necessary before the motorcycle can be shipped. While some companies may have different requirements, there are some standard procedures. These include:
- Washing the bike and making sure there is no dirt or deposits.
- Checking the fluids, battery and tire pressure.
- Taking pictures and noting any existing damage done to the bike before transport.
- Making sure that the gas tank is no more than a ¼ full.
- Removing any loose items from the bike.
- Disabling the alarm system.
If all of this procedure is completed, then enclosed motorcycle transport should go well. Some companies will also offer insurance on the motorcycle during its transport. To learn more about our enclosed motorcycle transports, contact us at (800)452-2880 and we’ll even give you a FREE quote!
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.