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Motorcycle shipping

  1. 1. Motorcycle Shipping
  2. 2. Is motorcycle shipping any different to car shipping?There are quite a few main differences between car shipping and motorcycleshipping. While a car has a reliable handbrake and four wheels for extrastability a motorcycle is quite different by design and has only two wheelswith nothing to keep the bike stationery apart from the stand. You mightthink that motorcycle shipping would be cheaper than car shipping becauseof the difference in size of vehicles but this is rarely the case. The closedcarriers that are often used should be specially designed to carrymotorcycles and this will mean that there will either be palettes speciallydesigned for the purpose of motorcycle shipping or there will be speciallyfitted tracks that serve the same purpose. What this means is that amotorcycle basically takes up the same room as a car when it needs to be
  3. 3. How expensive is motorcycle shipping?This is dependent on two main factors. How far you are travelling and what services thecompany you intend to use has to offer. There are a variety of different services thata shipping company can offer you and you would be better using a specialistmotorcycle shipper than a car shipper that offers motorcycle shipping as an extraservice.The further you are travelling and the more services you require the higher the price islikely to be, but you will receive a discount from the right company if you are
  4. 4. Is motorcycle shipping safe?A reputable specialist motorcycle shipping company will know exactly what theyare doing with your bike. Many companies employ motorbike enthusiastsand owners to drive the carriers so you can be sure that the driver knowshow much your motorbike means to you. This isnt to say there isnt theoccasional accident, its only to be expected when transporting vehiclesacross long distance.
  5. 5. A good shipping company will include some insurance with your quote and willtry their utmost to ensure that nothing does go wrong. While the Insurancewill cover you for scratches and careless damage by the shipping companyit is unlikely to cover for acts of god like the ship sinking or damage due torough waters. If youre especially worried about this, either because of thetime of year, the expected weather or simply because you are transportingyour pride and joy you can buy extra Insurance that covers for virtually anyeventuality and your shipping company should be able to offer you a littleadvice on the relevant policies.
  6. 6. A good shipping company will include some insurance with your quote and willtry their utmost to ensure that nothing does go wrong. While the Insurancewill cover you for scratches and careless damage by the shipping companyit is unlikely to cover for acts of god like the ship sinking or damage due torough waters. If youre especially worried about this, either because of thetime of year, the expected weather or simply because you are transportingyour pride and joy you can buy extra Insurance that covers for virtually anyeventuality and your shipping company should be able to offer you a littleadvice on the relevant policies.

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