USA to Europe Motorcycle Transport Services
The thought of moving to Europe for an extended or permanent stay holds a special allure for many Americans. While the Federal Government doesn’t keep statistics on how many of us move to Europe, the most current estimates say that number is around 9 million. With this in mind, it makes sense that a person would want to take those things that they love so dearly with them. Whether you’re moving to Europe as a career move, to retire, or just because you’re longing for a new adventure in your life, Cheap Motorcycle Shipping is here to transport your bike to your European destination at the most affordable prices.
Is it safe to ship a motorcycle to Europe?
Hiring a reputable motorcycle transport service when shipping your motorcycle to Europe, or anywhere overseas for that matter, is absolutely the safest, most secure way to have it delivered to your destination. Not to mention the fact that it is one of the most cost-effective ways for transporting your bike to Europe. While many individuals are apprehensive about doing this, you can always buy additional shipping insurance to supplement the basic coverage that we provide at no charge.
How does international shipping differ from domestic shipping?
There is a dramatic difference between shipping motorcycles to Europe and having it transported within the boundaries of the continental US. The domestic shipping process is relatively simple for the experts at Cheap Motorcycle Shipping because it only involves ground transport. When shipping a bike domestically, it may be loaded onto an open-air trailer or secured in an enclosed container. We pick up your bike at your home or a specified location and deliver it to its new location.
On the other hand, the process of shipping your motorcycle to Europe is much more involved on the delivery end. Both the customer and our company have to deal with foreign import laws and pay all taxes before the bike can be shipped. When your motorcycle is shipped overseas, it is secured inside a container and then loaded onto the top of a flatbed freighter to make its transoceanic voyage. Once it reaches the port of entry, it is loaded onto a trailer and delivered by ground to its new location. Our shipping agent within the network will oversee to ensure that the motorcycle is cleared and delivered to you safely.
How much does it cost to ship a motorcycle to Europe?
The most recent statistics show that the cost to ship a motorcycle to Europe costs from $1,000 to $2,000. If the origination point is located on or near the Atlantic coast, it may be a little cheaper. Furthermore, the higher shipping costs are attributed to the additional country permit and port of entry fees that you don’t have to pay when shipping a motorcycle domestically. There are several factors that influence the cost of shipping motorcycles overseas to Europe including:
- Duties and taxes that may apply
- Location of pick-up and delivery
- Make and model of the bike
- Size and weight of the bike
To get a better idea of what it will cost to ship your motorcycle to Europe, visit the Cheap Motorcycle Shipping website and click on the “Get Quote” button in the upper right corner. It will help you get an idea about the cost of shipping to the destination city.
How do you prepare a motorcycle when shipping it to Europe?
In order to properly prepare your motorcycle for international shipping, there are certain steps that must be taken to ensure that it arrives at its destination safely and securely. Along with checking the battery, fluids, and tire pressure, you shouldn’t leave more than 1/4 of a tank of gas on the bike. Additionally, when you’re shipping your motorcycle to Europe, you should remove all accessories and loose items prior to shipping. This includes:
- exterior audio equipment
- removable mirrors
- saddle bags
- other items that can break, get damaged, get snagged, or loosen up in transit
Granted, these additional add-ons and modifications may look really awesome to those who see you when you’re cruising around, and while it may seem like a time-consuming task, it’s easy for these items to get damaged during shipping. When you consider the cost involved when shipping motorcycles to Europe, this is just another expense you don’t want to incur unnecessarily. However, if you want those to be transported, we’ll pack it separately and ship it accordingly, at extra cost. But you can be sure of secure transit for all your accessories for the motorcycle.
To learn more about shipping your motorcycle to Europe or to get an estimate over the phone from a company representative, contact Cheap Motorcycle Shipping today.