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Motorcycle Shipping

If you want to ship your motorcycle securely, swiftly, and what is more important at a reasonable price, we are here to help you. Whether you find it hundreds of miles away from your home or just moving out of state, Tempus Logix can deliver your motorcycle directly to your door. We offer a simplified processing and accessible environment to opt for the best shipping option suitable for you. However, firstly you need to understand the motorcycle shipping basics and decide on the service you need.

Motorcycle Shipping Services Explained

When it comes to shipping a motorcycle countrywide, there are two basic options to consider. The simplest and most cost-effective solution is to have someone get your iron horse to your desired destination. The other option is riding your motorbike, which increases mileage and the risk of damage during the long trip. 

Currently, an enclosed trailer is the most common motorcycle shipping method in use. Tempus Logix preferably supports the more secure experience – fully enclosed vehicle shipping. By deciding on enclosed transport, we address the road-related hazards and protect your motorcycle against weather elements, such as rain, snow, hail, etc. The most famous and comfortable shipping service is door-to-door delivery; however, if you live in a hard-to-access location, terminal-to-terminal delivery may be a better option to put into practice. 

How Much Does Motorcycle Transport Cost?

The cost of motorcycle transport is very dependent on a variety of factors. However, the average price in the continental US fluctuates. Here are the key factors to consider when calculating motorcycle shipping costs:

Traveled Distance 

Distance is the most primary pricing factor that goes into estimating the motorcycle shipping costs. In fact, the longer the distance, the cheaper shipper will charge you per mile.  

Size of the Motorcycle 

The size of the motorcycle will also affect the shipping price tag, meaning it takes up more space on the trailer. 

Insurance

Indeed, most auto transport companies offer a basic insurance policy. However, if you want to add more protection once something goes wrong during the journey, you can go for additional insurance coverage. The cost of such extra coverage will also inevitably impact the motorbike shipping price. 

Pick-up / Delivery Locations

If you reside in an urban location, the shipper is more likely to go out of his way to load or discharge your motorcycle. Therefore it will be more expensive because additional travel is required.

Season

The weather conditions may also impact the motorcycle shipping costs. For example, the ice and snow in wintertime can slow down traffic, thus making shipping a bit expensive compared to other seasons. 

Preparing for Motorcycle Transport

Once you’ve decided on a service provider to ship your praised motorcycle, start preparing it for the journey. Here is the step-by-step guide you would be better abiding by:

Required documentation 

Ensure you have all the required documentation at hand, such as a bill of lading or insurance certificate, both when shipping and picking up your motorcycle. 

Cleaning out 

Before shipping your two-wheeled friend, it’s always a good idea to remove all your belongings and wash your motorcycle thoroughly. Primarily this enables you to examine the cosmetic condition of the motorcycle before picking it up. 

Technical Condition of the Motorcycle

Ensure your motorcycle is in an excellent operating shape before loading it onto the trailer. Another thing to consider is whether or not the shipper requires the steering to be unlocked.

Take Photos of Your Motorcycle

It’s always worth snapping some photographs of your motorcycle before the shipper picks it up. Then, if there is any damage during the transport, you will have the necessary proofs to claim compensation from the shipping company.

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