1. How do they transport your motorcycle? Do they crate it? Does it go with other motorcycles? Is it mixed in with furntiture or automobiles?
2. Where do they store your motorcycle once it arrives at its destination?
3. How much notice do you need to pick up? deliver?
4. How long does it take?
5. Do you have to do anything to the motorcycle to prepare for shipping?
6. Is your motorcycle insured during shipment by them and for how much?
6. What is the price? Do you get discounts if you ship more than one?
7. Can they provide some referrals.
The questions above will help you determine which company you will use. For example, if they ship with furniture, be careful, because you wouldn't want a piano to land on your bike. Even if they crate your bike, a piano could cause some serious damage.
Some companies take your motorcycle as is, without emptying the gas tank, while some require you to empty the tank and remove accessories that could get damaged.
When I was checking around for pricing, companies ran the gamut with prices ranging from $350 per motorcycle and above. Remember, don't sacrifice secure shipping for a low price.
Make sure and ask for referrals and check the internet to see if you find any negative feedback about that particular company. You want to make sure that they are reputable.
Also, if you go on rallies throughout the country on a frequent basis, ask if they will give you a discount for using them frequently. All they can say is no.
There are some transport companies that deal only with motorcycles and treat them as their own. Crated or uncrated, the choice is yours to make. I have listed several companies, that ship uncrated, below.
Until next week, ride safe.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Content copyright © 2019 by Nancy Brotherton. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Nancy Brotherton. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.