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Motorcycle Delivery with uShip

Transporting a motorbike in the UK can be tricky as you are letting your precious motorbike out of your sight, you need to ensure that you choose the right motorbike courier handle your job. uShip are experienced in matching customers up with their ideal motorcycle delivery UK company, and you can be assured of a safe, reliable, and cost effective service. We can help you find the best rates, as well as offering you hints and tips on how to get your bike ready for its journey. If you run into any road bumps along the way, we’re here to help.

Our marketplace makes it easy to source the most suitable motorbike transport UK service for your needs and your price range. All you need to do is write up a listing, which specifies all your requirements, as well as the specifics details of your motorcycle, including the model and make. Once this is submitted, the most suitable motorcycle transport companies will contact you with quotations, based on the requirements listed. You can then check through all of these quotations, and contact the companies who you are interested in working with, to ask questions directly. As these companies bid for your work directly, you can be sure to get the most competitive rate.

How to Transport a Motorcycle

Your motorcycle delivery is just three steps away.

1 | Create Your Listing on uShip

Before the move try to establish your budget. What can you afford for bike collection and delivery? Then, you need to think about how quickly you need your bike to delivered. After that, what kind of service do you need? You’ll find there are two main types - open and enclosed. This means your bike will either be transported in a trailer which is open to the elements, or an enclosed type of trailer, offering more protection. The option you go for depends on your budget, and the special requirements of your motorcycle.

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Motocyclist driving on road

2 | Choose the Best Motorcycle Transport

After you listing has been submitted, you will start to receive quotations from the various motorbike delivery UK companies we work with. These companies will ‘bid’ for your custom, and this is ideal for you because it means you get a competitive rate. You are free to contact any of the companies directly, to ask questions, and help whittle your choice down.

Every motorcycle shipping UK company has a profile on the main uShip page. Here you can look further into the history of the company, including anything related to safety, whilst also reading customer reviews. There are also likely to be photographs from previous jobs, so you can get a better feel for what is likely to happen when your bike is shipped, as well as the equipment used. All of this can help you come to a better and more secure decision in your mind.

3 | Motorcycle Transport & Delivery

After you have made your final choice, you are then free to contact them directly to make arrangements, and ask any lingering questions. You should agree on a meeting place, and drop off point, as well as sharing the contact details of any one else involved in the process, such as the person receiving your motorcycle. You should have your payment ready to hand over, and if you have any issues at any point, we’re on hand to help you out.

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How Much Does Motorcycle Delivery Cost?

The cost of your motorcycle collection UK service will depend entirely upon your motorcycle itself, how far you need it to travel, and any special requirements you have. Motorbike courier services which are cross country are obviously going to cost more than a service which needs to go a shorter distance. If you are going over to Ireland, you can check out our motorbike transport Dublin options, for great prices. To get a motorbike delivered over a 1000 miles can cost between £265 and £425. Shorter motorcycle deliveries range between £55 and £190.

To give you a better idea of how much your bike delivery in the UK might cost you, check our cost index on our website. Here, you will be able to peruse the countless jobs completed, and get a greater idea of what to expect, as well as rough costs.

Prepare Your Motorbike for Transport

There are certain things you need to do to prepare your motorbike for collection by your transporter. You should thoroughly check over your motorcycle for any previous damage, and make sure you note this down.

  • If there are any issues with the bike, e.g. mechanically, then you should also note these down too.
  • Be sure to take photographs for the bike from all sides, and if there are any areas of damage, take extra photographs of these.
  • Any records taken should be dated and signed, and these given to your transporter on the day of collection.

In the case of transporting a motorcycle, it’s not likely that you will need to drain the tank or remove anything, such as the battery. All you need to do is make sure that anything loose hanging, e.g. anything ornamental, is removed from your bike, as anything such as this which is damaged or lost in transit, will not be covered by your carrier’s insurance. As a basic requirement, check with your chosen company about their insurance level, and decide whether you need to purchase additional cargo insurance.

If you are transporting a motorbike which is currently not working, this should be added to your listing details. This means your transporter is aware of this fact and can make the necessary arrangements. If there are any problems that need fixing prior to transportation, do your best to have these rectified, and be sure to note any special instructions in terms of how to work the bike. To make your move easier, make sure you note the following:

  • Make sure tires are full inflated
  • Make sure the battery is charged
  • Fill up the gas tank to around a quarter or half
  • If there are any fluid leakages, have these fixed

Door to Door Motorcycle Transport in the UK

Most large companies will offer a door to door service, and this basically means that your bike will be picked up from your door and taken to the door of your destination address. Do be aware that this might not be possible if you are living on a tight residential area, as large trucks can’t always access these. If this is the case, your chosen provider will arrange to meet you at the nearest convenient location.

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