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 Macingo.com, 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.