Geneva being a small suburban city in Kane County Illinois is a popular tourist destination. Expect to find the scenic Fox River and an extensive bike trail covering most of the Fox River Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path. We also have some avid motorcycle riders in this parts of the city. Well, what a good time to be in Geneva as A-1 Auto Transport is here to provide you with unrivalled shipping services. We can handle everything from singular motorcycle shipments to large orders without messing up the delivery. If you are in the motorcycle buying and selling business, we would love to help you expand your business by being your number one motorcycle shipping partner.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Open-air transport
This is the cheapest and fastest way to transport your motorcycle. Your bike will be hauled onto an open trailer and fastened to ensure it doesn’t roll off when the trailer starts moving. It will be safe since it will be handled by only our best drivers who know how to tactfully avoid all the perils of the road.
- Enclosed transport
Enclosed transport is safer than open-air transport and is ideal for rare and sporty motorcycles. This shipping method is only applied as per the personal preference of the customer who wants to secure their motorbike that is valued at, say, over $20,000.
- Door to door transport
We provide this service through pre-arranged appointments with our customers to safely escort their motorbikes from a departure point to the doorstep at the destination.
- Terminal to terminal transport
You will transport your motorbike to the nearest transportation hub in Geneva where we will pick it up and have it delivered to the next hub at the delivery destination.
- Crated transport
Wooden crates are perfect for shipping new motorbikes with empty fuel tanks or expensive motorbikes that need to be kept away from the eyes of the public.
International motorcycle shipping
- RORO (roll-on roll-off)
We use skids or in-built machines designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as your motorbike, onto and off a ship.
We use truck-size intermodal containers to safely transport your motorbike.
- Port to port
This shipping method in sea freight transportation commences at the point of loading and stops at the destination port.
You can read more on our shipping methods here.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
- Know the basics
Do not start preparing the motorbike before you to know what is required of you. Call the shipping company and ask for instructions on how to prepare the motorbike. Most will gladly give them to you or link you to their site.
- Clean your bike
Wash off all the dirt and grime from the motorbike and pay special attention to the layers of crud on the underside. Do not overlook this process as a spic and span look will appeal to the handlers who will take extra care of it.
- On the fuel
The motorbike’s fuel is both flammable and explosive. It can be easily charged when the motorcycle is being loaded into a container due to the friction. That is why many shipping companies will insist that you drain out all the fuel or leave it at less than 1/4 full before you hand it over for shipping
- Final Instructions
A digital camera will come in handy when heading to the shipping company’s location. Capture the condition of the motorbike from different angles so that you can be able to tell if anyone tampered with your motorbike.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
- Experience and skills they have in shipping different motorcycle brands safely and efficiently.
- A reliable motorcycle shipper who will readily provide you with references from their past customers.
- A motorcycle shipping company with insurance coverage for its customers’ items.
- Ability to offer free and zero obligation online
- A reasonable competitive shipping price quote.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
It is important to realize that the motorcycle shipping business is highly time sensitive and you need a reliable shipping company to help you. We can be that for you and more. What’s more is that you can count on us for:
- Seasonal/Temporary relocations
- Moving antique or inoperative motorbikes
- Office motorcycle relocation
- Shipping your motorbike to college
- Shipping your motorbike out of state/city/village
- Out of state motorbike sales/purchases (eBay or Amazon)
- Auction motorcycle relocation
Our Geneva motorcycle shipping services
- Long distance shipping
- International Motorcycle shipping
- Domestic motorcycle shipping
- Packing and unpacking services
- Door to door shipping
- State to state shipping
- Insurance coverage
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.