The customers shipping bikes have grown significantly through the years and the industry has given great welcome to this service.
Most of the booking is done to move bikes from one rally to another. Bike weeks have become popular all over the nation and fanatics move around as they go. There are some that rather ride their sweet rides to the location, but to others, the transportation service comes in handier.
Bike weeks are not the only reason why this service has started to move, but also dealerships and private sellers and owners have started to request this transport to have bikes delivered worldwide.
Shipping a bike requires a little more of precaution as these vehicles need to be handled with more care than a car as they are smaller and they will not withstand to road conditions as much as a car.
Usually motorcycles are shipped in enclosed carrier to protect them from road conditions such as weather, dust, and other exposure. Bikes are more exposed than a car to the environment; therefore it is easier to damage them. Enclosed carriers offer that protection in order to safeguard the bike and its modifications through the trip. This needs to be taken in consideration especially for custom made bikes with after factory modifications.
Bikes can be shipped on cradles and properly placed inside carriers. They are safely strapped down to the cradle to reduce shocks at its minimum from road bumps and movement. In order to ship a bike, customers are asked to remove as much from the bike as possible, especially if they are custom made and have a lot of removable modifications. The closer the bike is to its basic model the better, this way you can ensure the bike will be properly strapped without damaging any of its chassis.
Since motorcycles are fully exposed to the environment it is very important you take pictures of the bike all around and inspect for all the imperfections it has. This was once bike is delivered you can compare the before and after and make sure no extra marks have been added.
If you are as picky as us, then you will want to have your bike as intact as possible to show it off in the next bike week you attend. A bike is recognized not only by its curves and horse power capacity but by its ability to preserve its self no matter what circumstance it goes through.