How Do I Ship a Non-Operable Motorcycle?

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How Do I Ship a Non-Operable Motorcycle?

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Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $5000 for a non-op motorcycle transport within the country.
  • The upcharge for a non-op vehicle is around $100 or more. This is determined after the amount of extra labor and use of exceptional equipment are decided upon.

To ensure the safe delivery of your non-op motorcycle, hire the most dependable and reputable transporter you can find near your home. Search for a motorcycle shipping company that guarantees their services through the use of quality shipping equipment and highly trained professionals. Always check to see if they cover transports for non-op motorcycles. Not all transporters are capable or willing to deal with vehicle’s in poor condition and unable to drive.


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The Process of Shipping a Non-Op Motorcycle

The first thing to be initiated after the transport has been scheduled is the bike’s preparation for shipping day. When it comes to a non-op bike, not much preparation is needed. Nevertheless, all fluids must be drained out of the bike and any loose items should be removed. Otherwise, the only preparation necessary is providing proof asked for by the transporter through documentation.

As the non-operable motorcycle makes its way to its new home, the transport specialists and driver will pay attention to weather and road reports. They’ll do anything they can to avoid any hazards. They’re goal is to get the bike delivered in the same condition it was picked up in.

Crated Shipping Services for Non-Op Bikes

The crated transport method tends to be the most expensive option, yet it provides the most security during the transport. Kept safe inside a container and secured tightly, the non-op bike is completely sheltered from bad weather, poor road conditions, criminal activity, and movement that may cause even more harm to it during its journey with the transporters.

Although it isn’t necessary to choose crated shipping services for a bike that’s already wrecked, crated shipping will most definitely prevent more damage. If the bike simply doesn’t drive but remains in great condition, this might be the best option. Ask your transport company for their most professional recommendations.

Joe Webster

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 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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