How Much Does It Cost to Ship your Motorcycle Overseas?
There are hundreds, possibly thousands of great motorcycle shipping companies throughout the U.S. that specialize in overseas deliveries. Longstanding motorcycle transporters will have the latest shipping technology and knowledge of foreign import laws. They’ll have the equipment and ships to safely carry out international deliveries for all vehicle kinds.
A lot of people are intimidated by the costs they believe to be associated with professional shipping services. Motorcycle transport services are cost effective and priced to appeal to most budget types. If the bike is to ship overseas, hiring professionals is the best and only way to guarantee a safe delivery.
What Is the Most Inexpensive Way to Ship a Bike?
Open air services are the cheapest way to ship a bike overseas and it is often used by professionals in sale and trade. This service delivers the bike on the top of a flatbed ship after securely fastening it. This has proven to be an effective and safe method of delivery.
Although open air transport (also referred to as RO/RO transport) leaves the bike unprotected from poor weather, it is unlikely it will end up harmed. Even with the transporter’s free insurance coverage, you can guarantee the motorcycle is protected no matter what. Before buying open air services, make sure the parts of the country allow this type of import.
Pay All Import Duties and Taxes.
Professional motorcycle transport services are inexpensive. What can raise the cost of shipping are the import taxes charged by the country the car is delivered to. Some countries aren’t as demanding on the pocketbook. Contact the embassy of the nation you are shipping the bike to for information in regard to their import laws, taxes, and duties.
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.