Shipping a motorcycle to Europe is a cost efficient and affordable way to transport your vehicle from the U.S. Taking public transit in a foreign country can be nerve wracking and cruising on your own bike in the beautiful foreign country will take your breath away.
Having your own vehicle is obviously more beneficial. It allows you to drive anywhere you desire at any given time. Nevertheless, motorcycle transport to the nation will prove to be difficult without the assistance from professionals.
Always find a reputable transport company nearby your home in the U.S. to deliver your motorcycle to Europe. A dependable transporter will be there to support you every inch of the way. However, calling the Embassy of Europe for the current auto import laws will help you understand the regulations for the vehicle’s import even better. They’ll also give you the current tax and duty rates which must be paid aside from the shipping costs to the transporter.
About the Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle.
The price you pay for motorcycle shipping services depends on how you’d like to ship the bike, where in Europe the bike is going, and other similar matters. By contacting several reputable overseas transport companies for quotes, you’ll get a better idea of how shipping services are priced. Remember, a quote isn’t an exact figure. They are based on the quick information you provide online or over the phone to the transporter.
Some shipping methods are more expensive than others. For instance, RO/RO shipping is an open air service used frequently by mainstream motorcycle and auto dealers and manufacturers. This service is great for shorter shipping distances and multiple vehicle deliveries. It is the least expensive but provides less security and options than container shipping methods.
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.