The transportation of motorcycles is an activity that needs to be handled with great care. This can be possible by hiring motorcycle shipping services. The circumstances which may require such services to be hired include shipping a bike to the address of a buyer, the address to which an owner is relocating or the location at which a motorcycle event is scheduled to happen. When a bike is not in good condition or when traveling under situations in which there are adverse weather conditions, it is best to have the bike transported by a mover. Additionally, the condition of the bike may necessitate proper handling while being transported and therefore, it is best to hire the services of a reliable mover.
Our motorcycle shipping methods
The following are the motorcycle shipping methods that we provide.
Air transport: It is the most expensive shipping option that is used to complete deliveries within the shortest time possible.
Water transport: It is a transport option used to make overseas shipments. While it may be a relatively slow means of transport, it is an affordable shipping option.
Road transport: It is the main method of transportation used in making deliveries to various addresses.
Rail transport: Affordable and reliable shipping option for in-land deliveries. The advantage it has over transporting via road is minimal delays in delivery.
Getting your bike ready for shipping
The following are the activities that ought to be done as you prepare your motorbike for shipping: removing the motorcycle accessories and your personal belongings, disabling the alarm system, checking the engine, the fluid levels and the tire pressure. An additional task to do is ensuring that the gas level is at a maximum of a quarter of the tank capacity. Washing the bike and ensuring that any faulty parts are fixed helps in ensuring that it will be in a good condition. Documenting the condition of the bike can be done after inspecting it; make a report and take photographs of the bike from different angles. Draining the fluids and disconnecting the battery are the additional preparation tasks to be done if the bike is to be shipped in a crate.
Note: This is an important stage of the shipping process since it helps in enabling the mover to handle your bike with ease and to ensure that safety precautions have been met. Different moving companies have their own set of requirements and they may want the bike to be prepared in a specific manner. Therefore, it would be advisable for you to check with the shipping company so as to know what you would be expected to do before handing the bike over to them.
Choosing a motorcycle mover
The quality of services that you get is determined by the type of mover that you will hire. So as to make a good choice, consider hiring the services of a mover that is insured, licensed and also certified by the relevant authorities. Additionally, they should be of good reputation, with minimal disputes lodged by unsatisfied customers and with mainly positive ratings and reviews. More importantly, the shipping company ought to possess relevant experience in the shipping of motorcycles, especially to Sycamore. The moving company should also provide a variety of motorcycle transport options at affordable rates.
Why you should hire us
Whilst there are many movers that you could possibly hire to transport your motorcycle, here are some reasons that make us the best choice:
We are experienced in providing motorcycle transport solutions and are known to make the shipping process less complex. When you ship with us, you can have your bike delivered in good time and it shall arrive in perfect condition. We have a team that performs duties with the main aim of making matters easier for you. Our support team provides you with real-time feedback and also gets your requests acted upon as soon as possible. The team handling the bike ensures that its integrity will be maintained and our drivers pass through the shortest and least congested routes in an effort to have the bike delivered to you in good time and to keep the fuel consumption at optimum levels. The tracking of your delivery is made easier by the use of real-time tracking information which is relayed via satellite communication.
Our Sycamore motorcycle shipping services
The different Sycamore motorcycle shipping services that we avail include open-air shipping, crated shipping and enclosed shipping. These transport solutions have different levels of security and you can choose any depending on your preference and budget. Additionally, we provide insurance coverage and storage services as well as guidance and advice on all matters shipping.
Ship with us
We hope that you will make the right decision and ship with us. To get started, you can contact us on 1-800-452-2880.
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.