Moving a motorbike can feel impossible if you are packing up and moving interstate. But, don’t sell your baby just yet! Trust a professional team to transport your motorbike and you’ll be back on the open road in your new state in no time. Here is what you need to know about transporting a motorbike and how to find the best motorbike transport company Australia.
What Do Motorcycle Movers Do?
There are quite a few companies that offer local and interstate motorbike transport. They may move motorcycles exclusively, or transporting a motorbike could be one of many moving services they make available. Not many motorbike movers provide flexibility such as being able to choose depot-to-depot, depot-to-door/door-to-depot, and/or door-to-door motorcycle transport options, but some do. It can take a lot of online research… 1800MoveCars offers as much flexibility as possible and we are here to help!
How Your Motorcycle Is Secured for Transport
Motorbikes are generally secured with soft but durable nylon straps, and loaded and unloaded with a “roll-on, roll-off” method — as in, the bike is driven on to and off the transport vehicle via a ramp. This method is efficient, safe, and cost-effective because it doesn’t require the use of a crane or other lifting machinery. To protect struts, the motorbike movers tend to use front wheel cradles. Forks and rear wheel straps are also commonly used to further secure the motorcycle.
What You Need to Know About Insurance
When it comes to motorbike transport — Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, wherever — you want to know exactly the type and scope of motorcycle transportation insurance the motorcycle mover provides. Basic/carrier transit insurance covers your bike in case of loss due to fire, flood, accident, or theft. Even though it may cost more, a full insurance package that also covers damages will make you feel more protected. After all, your motorcycle is an important investment.
Protecting Your Warranty and Other Preparations
It is a good idea to clean your motorbike of mud, plants, and pests, especially if there are any quarantine inspections where you’re going. If you have alarms, make sure they are disabled. If you haven’t been driving your motorcycle as much before the move, check your battery. Your tyres should be properly inflated, and the fluids should be topped up. Finally, at your time of booking, let us know if the bike is in good working order or not – we’ll take care of it as if it is our own.
Looking for the Best Motorbike Transport Company in Australia?
If you’re moving around eastern Australia, you’ll be glad to know that 1800MoveCars is proudly servicing motorbike owners in the Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria areas. Our customers depend and count on our dedicated team of car and motorbike transport experts. When you get a quote or book with us, your baby is in careful, experienced hands. We’ll treat your motorcycle as if it were our own — especially because all of us love cars and motorbikes.
Give us a call and find out everything you want to know about transporting a motorbike interstate or locally. Sit back and let us take care of the logistics.