Quick Guide on Door-to-Door Motorcycle Transportation
Whether you’re attending a bike rally, going for an extended stay at your vacation home, or relocating to another state, you’re going to have a lot to worry about. However, how and where you’ll be shipping your bike shouldn’t be a stressor. At Cheap Motorcycle Shipping, we understand how you might be reluctant to entrust your bike to complete strangers. We can assure you that we have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to ensure the cost-effective and reliable door-to-door shipping of your bike to the location of your choice. Over the years, we have helped deliver thousands of motorcycles within US and globally, leaving customers satisfied completely.
What are the reasons for using door-to-door motorcycle shipping services?
The most common reason that a person pays a transport company to ship their bike door-to-door is because they’re relocating. However, there are a few other reasons that they contact our transport specialists for assistance. Some are purchasing or selling a motorcycle and want it shipped to its intended destination. Others may be planning to attend a bike rally or take their bikes on a touring vacation in another state or country. Finally, some choose our services to avoid putting additional miles or wear and tear on their bikes. And it is a cheaper option oftentimes.
What is door-to-door motorcycle transport?
Like other transport companies, Cheap Motorcycle Shipping provides a range of services, including door-to-door motorcycle transport. With this option, you can request having your bike picked up and delivered to specific locations. However, some residential areas may have dead ends, low-hanging branches, narrow streets, restrictions against large trucks, and a number of other obstacles to contend with. This would make it impossible to pick up or deliver your bike at the location requested. If this is the case, we will make arrangements to accommodate you in a parking lot nearby. We’ll call you to schedule the delivery.
What is the average cost of shipping a motorcycle?
The average cost for shipping a motorcycle within the boundaries of the continental US today is right at $500 with an average cost of around $0.50 per mile for distances of approximately 1,000 miles. However, because of the added convenience that door-to-door motorcycle shipping provides that cost will be slightly higher. Cheap Motorcycle Shipping usually charges a flat rate when transporting motorcycles for a short distance, while trips involving a longer distance will be charged on a per mile basis. You can call us to get a FREE, no obligation quote on your custom shipping needs. Our business representatives are available to answer your queries and understand your needs, before they provide you with a quote.
What factors can affect the cost of shipping a motorcycle?
The pick-up and delivery location as well as the shipping distance are the two most important factors that can influence the cost of shipping your motorcycle. Additionally, other factors that play a significant role in determining how much it will cost to ship your bike include the size and weight or your bike, the time of year, and the transport method you’ve chosen (in this case, door-to-door motorcycle transport). Plus, there could be additional charges for:
- additional space required for larger bikes or motorcycles with sidecars or trailers
- expedited shipping
- failed pick-up or delivery attempts
- fuel costs and travel fees
- liability and valuation coverage
- luxury or vintage motorcycles requiring special handling
- residential pick-up and delivery compared to pick-up and delivery at a location that is more convenient for the transport driver
Keep in mind that it is nearly impossible for Cheap Motorcycle Shipping to give an exact quote for door-to-door motorcycle transport services without sufficient information. To get an idea of the basic costs involved, you can click on the “Get Quote” button in the upper right corner of our website’s home page.
What top of preparation is needed when choosing door-to-door motorcycle shipping services?
Although Cheap Motorcycle Shipping ensures the safety and security of your motorcycle while it’s in transit, you will be responsible for making sure that your bike is ready to be picked up when the transport driver arrives. This involves some specific preparation measures such as:
- checking for, documenting, and photographing any existing damage
- disabling the alarm system (if it has one)
- disconnecting the battery
- draining all fluids other than the gas tank which should be left no more than 1/4 full
- having a mechanic address and correct any mechanical issues
- removing the handlebars and other accessories if required
- washing the bike and its wheels in order to remove all dirt and road grime
We want you to have the most pleasant door-to-door motorcycle transport experience possible. To learn more about this or to get an accurate estimate of shipping costs, contact Cheap Motorcycle Shipping today.