Motorcycle transport: the advice to avoid mistakes

By air, by ship or by road, there are many ways to make a fast and safe motorcycle transport . The needs of those who move for pleasure or for work, in fact, can be many, and it is not infrequent not to be able to drive their two wheels to their destination, which must then be transported or shipped. There are different ways to ship a motorcycle, ranging from traditional specialized companies that make the move on wheels, to ship shipping or by air. Train transport, at least from Italy, is no longer possible.

UNDERSTAND THE NEEDS – At this point, you need to understand what your needs are, who the people can help you and which carrier is best to choose. We advise you, however, before any shipment, to wash and photograph the bike, to create a “documentary proof” of the state of the vehicle … you never know.

MOTORCYCLE TRANSPORT: SPEED AND HIGH COSTS – The transport of motorcycles by plane, needless to say, is without a doubt the fastest. If your goal is to receive your bike quickly without paying any expense – the cost in this case is similar to the cost of a passenger in the cabin (with extremely high peaks when it comes to long-haul flights, of course) – this It is undoubtedly the best solution. In order for you to use the plane, you must deliver the bike packed inside a box, having previously emptied it of all liquids. It is also possible that the airline, to ensure that the vehicle takes up less space, requires you to take off the handlebars, forks and wheels.

TRANSPORT BY SHIP: LONG TIMES – To ship motorcycles or scooters with a ship, you start by renting a 6 or 12 meter container. You can decide whether to make the trip “alone” or if you embark the bike in a container that already contains other products. To transport a motorbike in a container in a ship, especially abroad, it is necessary to properly pack the motorcycle to protect it from shocks and vibrations and fix it inside the container by ropes or by inserting it into wooden or metal cages. By the way, you must be present when the container is closed and when it is opened.
In this case, if the expense is lower than that of the air shipment, it is also true that your vehicle could take up to two months to arrive . If then the carrier is not clear on prices, you risk seeing them increased by 30% due to customs and container handling costs.

RUBBER TRANSPORT: MANAGEABLE, SAFE AND ECONOMIC – The transport of motorbikes by road can take place in different ways, considering also the availability of carts by acquaintances and friends. Motorcycle transport on national territory or abroad can take place:
• autonomously with trolley or van : you must own the van or an approved trolley to hook to your car, making sure to fix and lock the bike correctly.
• by courier: it may seem the safest way , but it is to be considered that the couriers in these cases make the collection and delivery only in their branches and not at home. Icing on the cake: the payment must generally take place in advance.
• as a load combined with other transports: this is the ideal solution for those wishing to transport or ship scooters and motorcycles throughout Italy and abroad. Without spending a fortune and without particular worries and needs of obligations, in fact, it is possible to exploit a transport in combination. What does it mean? It means that, through special web platforms like, you can exploit the transport of other goods by filling the spaces of a truck, a van or any other means of transport with your bike. In this way you can buy a motorcycle transport abroad at a very low price, maintaining a high level of service. Furthermore, collection and home delivery are planned.

Renovation and modernization of vehicles

Optimizing your fleet

When it comes to vehicle refurbishment and modernization, we offer the latest solutions, which are really economical. Modernization helps your vehicles last longer while being more reliable and helps to satisfy your customers by giving them a more comfortable and modern environment.

It’s amazing how much renovation and modernization is bringing older vehicles back to life. The challenge is to get the most out of the life of your vehicles, maximizing the value of your assets while keeping your fleet up to date. With Bombardier Transportation’s retrofit and retrofit solutions, you can economically upgrade your fleet by incorporating the latest technologies, such as modern passenger information and entertainment systems, while updating their design. interior and their mechanical equipment.

Here is what includes any major upgrade:

  • Mechanical upgrade
  • Electric upgrade
  • Diesel propulsion units
  • Vehicle modernization kits
  • Complete vehicle review
  • Repair of damage resulting from an accident
  • Vehicle life cycle extension
  • Upgrade the interior layout
  • Upgrading heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Passenger information systems

We have our own comprehensive vehicle refurbishment and modernization facilities in Europe and the United States.

Each part and subsystem counts

We have an extensive global logistics network, as well as excellent long-term international relationships with system vendors. With the benefit of our global purchasing power, we have what it takes to provide operators with real support with material sourcing or overhaul of equipment and systems. As experts in our field, we can help you optimize the lifecycle cost and availability of your fleet.

As always, we seek flexibility first, so our services can be tailored to meet your needs and resources. Whether you are looking for a tailor-made alternative solution or a more comprehensive set of planning and logistics that includes technical support, you can be sure to find a solution that meets your needs for materials, equipment overhaul and maintenance systems. transport.

  • Complete management of materials and logistics for a specific business sector or fleet. This solution includes the maintenance of your warehouse, as well as the assurance of the efficient, effective and timely production of materials.
  • Planning and optimization of spare parts. This solution optimizes inventory levels and helps to better predict performance.
  • Repair or upgrade components.
  • Supply of spare parts (supply, delivery and installation).
  • Complete refurbishment of systems.
  • Software upgrades.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Complete system verification.

After many years of building excellent relationships with our customers, we know how valuable it can be to meet. Our expert engineers can visit our customer locations to advise on parts usage and maintenance schedules.

Light rail transportation systems

Fast and reliable intercity connections 

The various systems of our wide range of regional, intercity and high-speed trains can be combined to create a complete rail transportation network. Our turnkey solutions ensure a more reliable execution schedule and a holistic lifecycle approach that maximizes efficiency.

Some features of our long distance systems:

  • cost-effective turnkey solution
  • fast and comfortable movements
  • lower energy consumption
  • aerodynamic vehicles with distinctive lines
  • optimized system performance
Our advanced signaling solutions such as INTERFLO and CITYFLO systems improve system performance and security.


Bombardier Long Distance Systems Technology at a Glance: 

  • Delivery of the Gautrain system in time for the 2010 World Cup.
  • Delivery of more than 850 high-speed trains.
  • Regenerative braking system to save up to 25% energy.
  • Contract  for operation and maintenance  for 27 years for the Gautrain system.

The widest range of light rail solutions in the world

Our trams and light rail systems are shaping modern cities around the world. Combining innovation and proven technologies, our cost-effective FLEXITY solutions provide high reliability and maintainability.

Some features of FLEXITY systems  :

  • cost-effective turnkey solution
  • Integral low floor technology for easy access
  • lower energy consumption
  • easy customization
  • spacious interior and increased passenger comfort
  • smooth and silent movement

The systems can be equipped with PRIMOVE technology for catenary-free operation over different distances, eliminating overhead cables and making cities more attractive. The system PRIMOVE uses energy efficient technology MITRAC that optimizes power, saves energy and reduces operational costs.

Bombardier Light Rail Transit Technology  at a Glance:

  • More than 3,500 streetcars and light rail vehicles ordered or in service
  • Gold Coast system delivered in three years
  • Gold Coast trams with storage racks for surfboards – a world first
  • Full low floor vehicles

Automated monorails

A large public transit capacity and an iconic aesthetic

BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles are a cost effective and efficient solution for growing cities. Highly appreciated by passengers, these award-winning vehicles offer a comfortable, high-capacity transport system. INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles travel on raised guideways and allow passengers to admire the cityscape as they pass quietly over traffic jams.

Some features of INNOVIA Monorail 300 vehicles :

  • spacious interior with modular seating arrangement
  • traffic bridges between cars allowing free movement of passengers and increased safety
  • rubber tires that reduce noise and ensure a smooth ride
  • areas reserved for passengers with reduced mobility
  • advanced communication technology for superior reliability
  • smart energy management that increases energy efficiency
INNOVIA Monorail technology in a nutshell: 

  • More than 500 vehicles ordered or in service
  • Public transport capacity exceeding 40,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • Bombardier has been designing, building and operating monorails successfully for 25 years
  • Speeds up to 80 km / h

A driverless metro for efficient transportation systems

The INNOVIA Metro 300 system is a driverless medium-capacity metro solution to meet the challenges of urban transportation. It is the link between low capacity light rail systems and high capacity subway systems. Running on a narrow dedicated guideway, which can be at ground level, underground or elevated, this wheeled and steel track system is easy to implement in cities and urban areas. INNOVIA Metro 300 systems provide reliable service in all weather conditions, even in harsh environments. They are known for their safety, reliability and low life cycle costs.

Some features of the INNOVIA Metro 300 systems :

  • an ideal solution for urban or suburban public transport systems, as well as for airport shuttle systems
  • fast service and transport capacity from 8,000 to 53,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • harmonious integration with existing urban buildings and infrastructure
  • superior comfort and smoothness of movement
  • high levels of service, fast travel and predictable downtime at stations
  • speeds of up to 100 km / h
  • energy efficient operation
  • easy maintainability generating savings over the entire useful life
  • choice of engines for general applications
INNOVIA Metro technology in a nutshell:

  • Three decades of success
  • More than 700 vehicles ordered or in service
  • Delivery of 190 km (double track) of INNOVIA Metro systems in eight major cities


Automated shuttles

A leading solution for urban and airport transport

The INNOVIA APM 300 system is a driverless transport system specifically designed for airports and densely populated urban areas. It offers a fast, comfortable and convenient service and allows passengers to move easily in cities, between airports and city centers or between terminals of the same airport. INNOVIA APM 300 systems run on dedicated underground guideways that can be at ground level or elevated. This allows them to provide continuous service without impeding traffic on the roads or tracks. Results of many years of efficient and reliable operation, theINNOVIA systems APM 300 combines modern aesthetics with state-of-the-art subsystems that result in optimized functionality.

Some features of INNOVIA APM 300 vehicles :

  • efficient service and carrying capacity of 2,000 to 43,000 passengers per hour per direction
  • exceptional flexibility in choosing the route that allows him to negotiate tight curves (22 m) and steep slopes (10%)
  • easy integration even with existing infrastructure
  • smooth movement and reduced interior and exterior noise levels
  • speeds up to 80 km / h
  • ecological mode of transport
  • unprecedented performance and safety
  • low overall capital costs
  • low life cycle costs
The INNOVIA APM vehicles at a glance:

  • Vehicles offering efficient service for more than 40 years
  • Hundreds of vehicles in service in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Delivery of more than 30 APM systems, including 15 of the busiest airports in the world.
  • More than three billion passengers traveled per 100 million vehicle miles driven
  • Availability rate higher than 99.8%, the best rate in the industry

Why create your freight business?

The desire to undertake French is at its highest level. More than 1 in 3 French people dream of being self-employed, a proportion that reaches more than 60% among young people under 29 years of age. Each year, more than 525,000 companies are created, and France has more than 2.8 million self-employed workers, an increase of 25% since 2003. So, why not you?

An attractive way of life
Being your own boss: this is the first reason cited by the French for self-employment. Because who says independence, says freedom: freedom to choose his customers and missions, freedom to apply his work methods, freedom to work according to a time and chosen schedules, freedom to set and be able to change his balance private life – professional life .

Being master of one’s choices is a source of professional fulfillment – nearly 9 out of 10 young entrepreneurs are satisfied with their professional situation, with a recognized and useful activity.

For many, self-employment is also a gateway to or entry into the job market, in a tense environment where salaried experience is a criterion often over-valued by recruiters. For some years, it has been facilitated by the emergence of collaborative platforms linking independent companies and individuals seeking services or offering assignments.

The self-employed person must, however, be ready to assume all the responsibilities of a business creator. Legally, he is a company manager:

• a  company director, who may have different legal forms: EURL, SARL, SAS …
•  or as an individual entrepreneur, particularly via the status of self-entrepreneur

It is up to him to organize the framework of his activity, to fix his tariffs and to develop his customers, to which he is bound by contracts of service provision.

A road transport sector conducive to self-employment

The road transport sector includes road freight transport (3/4 of activity) and road transport of persons (1/4 of activity). It employs more than 630,000 people in France, mainly employees of TPE (companies with fewer than 10 employees) and self-employed people. The sector is currently booming with the explosion of e-commerce and it faces a shortage of manpower: we recruit in road transport!

These two activities, the transport of goods and the transport of persons, each have their own regulations and organization: one can not be improvised as a carrier, a certain number of criteria must be fulfilled, in particular training, and a professional authorized to transport goods. is not allowed to transport people … and vice versa!

The transport of people has been disrupted in recent years by the emergence of the status of VTC and platforms of private drivers.

Freight transport has for a long time suffered from a lack of image and, more recently, competition from the countries of Eastern Europe. It has, however, undergone a very real evolution: more feminized, with more comfortable and secure vehicles, and an improvement in work agreements, particularly in terms of remuneration. New collaborative platforms have also recently made it possible to link carriers and customers, including individuals, which opens up a new market for the self-employed.

How to transport your laptop?

Many of us have to move with a laptop. Whether for professional assignments or to work at home, this material is transported in many conditions.

The lucky ones will be motorized, but many of us travel by public transport. If the computer is a heavy model, you meet all the conditions for a sore shoulder. If so, here are some ways to carry your laptop.

Choosing a lightweight computer

First of all, choose a lightweight computer model. If it is necessary to carry weight, as much limit it by avoiding the laptops too heavy. The ultra-portables are designed to be transported during frequent trips, with very modest weights. Reducing the stress at the source remains the best way to limit future solicitations, especially since the computer is rarely alone in the bag.


Bags that are hand-carried are aesthetic, but binding if the content is heavy. Hold the bag continuously with one hand only on one side (even if you change hands regularly, you are certain that you have your favorite arm). For significant distances and frequencies, saddlebags are not necessarily recommended.

Read also:   What will the work of the future look like?

Shoulder bags

This time, a shoulder strap avoids carrying the bag directly to arms. Except that again, depending on the side worn, the weight will rest on one shoulder: the load is not balanced. No problem if the journeys are short with a light computer, but hello the pain for the rest.


Side comfort, the shoulder straps distribute the weight on both shoulders. Well adjusted, it is kept on the back with a comfort foam. The backpack is a preferred track, even if their connotation young or sport will repel some aesthetes.

A trolley

A trolley is convenient when the content is large or heavy. For example, a trainer who travels with his computer and bibliographic media may be interested in this solution.

However, their movement remains complex depending on the routes and obstacles. Moving with a trolley quickly becomes painful on the street with changes in surfaces, sidewalks or stairs. Similarly, dragging the bag induces the arm to the back, which can solicit the shoulder.

It’s up to you to find the solution that suits you best

Different avenues are offered to employees, with their advantages and disadvantages. It will be a question of finding the best compromise according to the comfort and the needs of each one. In terms of solicitations, the backpack stands out clearly because it balances the weight on both shoulders equitably.

Some amenities may limit the transport of his computer. For example, a desktop computer can be installed in the company, reserving the laptop for use at home or on the go. Secure storage also allows the computer to be left in the premises, if it is not necessary to bring it home at home. Likewise, remote desktop or cloud systems provide access to files from anywhere, without having to use the same computer.

A Revolution in the Transport Economy

If you ask most Australians today what worries them most, chances are they will respond that the ever-spiralling cost-of-living is of prime concern. The rising cost of petrol, in particular, is one factor which flows on through the transport sector to impact upon the broader economy.

This tendency – felt worldwide – is worsened by tension in the Persian Gulf, and looming confrontation with Iran. In addition, there is the impact of rapidly developing economies like China and their insatiable thirst for oil.

Many commentators believe if we have not already reached “Peak Oil” we will do so soon. And as demand increasingly outstrips supply the crisis is set to worsen.

The aim of this paper is to consider the transport sector crisis: from the need for green and efficient alternatives, to the imperative of providing transitional transport supply infrastructure – as part of a “transport revolution”.

Transport economy in crisis

Considering the skyrocketing price of oil, it might reasonably be supposed that there is already sufficient incentive for governments worldwide to take decisive action and restructure their transport economies in favour of cost-effective and renewable solutions.

The Emissions Trading Scheme proposed by the Rudd Government – as applied to petrol – looked set to increase prices by as much as 10c a litre.

In response to criticism, the government signalled that it would be cutting petrol excise for three years so as to make the overall effect revenue neutral.

There is still, though, a strong case to transition beyond the kind of oil dependence we now have. Both for the environment and for sheer efficiency there is a case to be put for the public transport alternative – and for investment in electric and hybrid car technology.

Debate is now crucial: to spur Australian governments on to embrace reform and to restructure transport economies in favour of cost-effective, sustainable and renewable solutions.

Intelligent Transport Systems

Both describe the use of computerised communication technology applied to improving the conditions on our roads. A system is programmed to achieve a particular set of goals, according to brief, further goals can be added, in the future, but need to be programmed into the system.

Any difference, therefore, lies in details of software programming and its application. Where traffic-related ITS deals mainly with traffic enforcement and toll collection, transport-related ITS aims to provide more pleasant and effective travel to those using public transport and help traffic to run more smoothly. The eThekwini Transport Authority has incorporated ITS into its plans for the future.

The eThekwini Transport Authority

In January 2004, the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) was established to take responsibility for all transport-related issues within the Municipality. Its particular mandates are public transport and the reduction of traffic congestion. It therefore hopes to encourage the people who presently indulge their use of private transport, to see the benefit of swapping to public transport.

In the Durban area, this includes buses, mini-bus taxis and trains, none of which presently operate very efficiently. Some services are duplicated, under-utilised and over-subsidised while others, that by virtue of their popularity should receive subsidies, do not.

Buses and trains are subsidised to the tune of R400 million a year, but taxi commuters -historically the poorer people of our society – are required to cover the entire cost of the service.

13% of Durban’s residents (roughly 400 000 people) have no access, or cannot afford to access public transport, in any form. The eThekwini Transport Authority’s current initiatives aim to apply technical intelligence to change and improve the status quo.

The ‘recap’ and EMS

The average distance of a public-transport trip is 20km and takes roughly 48 minutes from start to finish. Taxis are often (at best) uncomfortably crowded and (at worst) in a frightful condition, putting the lives of commuters at great risk.

Taxi ‘recapitalisation’ goes far beyond exchanging hard cash for beaten up vehicles and dedicated, regulated, route monitoring. An Electronic Management System (EMS), which operates far beyond fare payment issues, is an important feature of the R7.7 billion x 7-year programme.

Incentives for change

“Positive discrimination” incentives that will hopefully cause motorists to change willingly to public transport include priority right-of-way (dedicated) bus lanes enforced (to keep other vehicles out) with the help of CCTV number plate and facial recognition systems, which will allow for automatic prosecution of offenders.

Dedicated bus lanes increase the speed of buses while decreasing the speed of all other vehicles. Electronic transponders, fitted to buses, can further ensure that the buses encounter green signals at robots.

Transportation Services and Modes of Transport

In human evolution, the earliest means of transport were walking, running and swimming. Before the Industrial Revolution and modernization, water transport was the most efficient method of transporting large quantities of goods over long distances though it was very slow and expensive. The importance of water transport led to the growth of cities along rivers and sea-shores where boats, canoes and ships could dock.

The domestication of animals and the invention of the sled gave way to early animal transport services. Horses and oxen were used from as early as 3000 BC to transport goods and humans and traveled over dirt tracks. Later civilizations such as the Mesopotamian and the Indus Valley built paved roads for easier transport.

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century turned transportation on its head. It was the age of many inventions that fundamentally changed the concept of transport. Communication, telegraphy, the steam engine and the steam ship sped global transport in all directions. Land transport became possible over large distances without the application of animal or human muscles. The Wright brothers’ successful experiments with aircraft paved the way for airplanes and air transport became a faster way to transport goods and people in shorter time-frames to further destinations.

Modes of transport

A ‘mode of transport’ is a method or solution that uses a particular type of infrastructure, operation and vehicle to transport people and cargo. A mode can be used by itself or in conjunction with several other modes; in this case it is referred to ‘intermodal’ or ‘multimodal’ transport. Each is distinct from the other and is used based on choice of factors like cost of transport, route taken, capability and so on.

  1. Human-powered – this is the most common in developing and under-developed countries because of several factors like savings on cost, accessibility of location, physical exercise and environmental reasons. Human-powered transport is a sustainable form of transport and has recently been enhanced by the use of machinery and modern technology – e.g. cycling, skating, rowing, skiing which are extremely useful in difficult environments.
  2. Animal-powered – whether ridden by humans or used as pack animals for movement of people and commodities, animals can work alone or in teams – e.g. mules, horse-carts, dog-sleds etc.
  3. Air – airplanes and aircraft have reduced travel times considerably and is the fastest mode of passenger and goods transport. High costs and high energy use are the downsides of air transport; however, it is estimated that over 500,000 people travel in aero-planes at any given time.
  4. Rail – Railroads and rail tracks run the length and breadth of every country in the world ferrying people and goods from place to place. Although they involve the use of large amounts of surface land, rail networks provide easy connectivity options within cities, within countries and between different countries as a mode of public transport- e.g. New York City Subway, London Metro, Eurotunnel or the Chunnel between England and France and the Euro Rail.
  5. Road – road networks pass through cities, towns and villages and provide better connectivity options in addition to city rail networks and are ideal for public transport also. Road transport is entirely different from other modes as it allows a vehicle user to have complete freedom over speed, direction, timings of travel and change of location that other transport methods cannot provide. They require large surface areas, use high energy and are quite expensive.
  6. Water – water transport includes barges, boats, sailboats and ships through canals, rivers and seas. The earliest boats and ships were routed through inland canals for transporting people and spices. Today large passenger and cargo ships provide an organized and efficient transportation method. Although the time involved is long, water transportation is significantly less expensive than air or road.