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Motorcycle Shipping County Antrim: Cost-Effective & Dependable Options


When you require the transportation of a motorcycle, your initial action should be to evaluate prices to guarantee you're receiving a fair deal. Shiply simplifies the process of discovering the cost of motorcycle shipping in County Antrim, UK. Simply complete our straightforward motorcycle transport request form, and you'll receive quotes within minutes.


Motorcycle shipping costs are typically uniform. On Shiply, you can anticipate a price per mile of approximately £0.55. However, this may fluctuate slightly based on the distance of the journey. For instance, motorcycle transport services within the UK are generally more affordable than shipping your motorcycle internationally to Europe or farther.


Reasons People Frequently Transport Motorcycles to and from County Antrim


County Antrim, situated in Northern Ireland, is a favored destination for motorcycle aficionados. The breathtaking coastal roads, like the Antrim Coast Road, provide stunning vistas and thrilling rides. Many individuals opt to ship their motorcycles to County Antrim to discover these picturesque routes and engage in local motorcycle events.


Moreover, County Antrim is home to several significant cities, such as Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. Consequently, people often need to transport their motorcycles to or from the county for various purposes, like relocating for employment or personal reasons.


Evaluating Motorcycle Shipping Prices


There are four primary methods for transporting your motorcycle:


1. Open trailer shipping
2. Enclosed trailer shipping
3. Van or truck shipping
4. Ridden delivery service

Open trailer shipping is the most prevalent and cost-effective choice, as any vehicle capable of hauling a specialized motorcycle trailer can be utilized. However, your bike will be exposed to the weather during transit.


Enclosed trailers, vans, and trucks provide more protection but may be slightly pricier. These enclosed shipping options are the safest and most secure, but they might cost a bit more than open shipping.


If you can't ride your motorcycle to its destination, you can choose a ridden delivery service. This tailored option is less common and likely to be more expensive due to the additional mileage and potential wear and tear on the bike.


Your selection of motorcycle shipping method will depend on your budget and urgency. Once you receive quotes on Shiply, compare them based on price, shipping method, and the provider's feedback score. Accept the quote you're satisfied with, and the chosen company will contact you to arrange the final details.


Readying Your Motorcycle for Shipping


To minimize the risk of problems during shipping, follow these steps:


1. Wash your motorcycle to notice any pre-existing damage or scratches.
2. Document and photograph any nicks or scrapes for reference after shipping.
3. Empty oil and petrol if required by the shipping company's policy.
4. Ensure tires are properly inflated to prevent rim damage and make the bike easier to move.
5. Remove any loose panels or accessories that could detach during transit.
6. If shipping with keys, consider tying them to the bike itself.
7. Ensure the bike is in working order, taxed, and has a valid MOT if it will be ridden on public roads.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery company will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection and delivery points. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions if you have concerns.


Post-Shipping Checklist & Feedback


Once your motorcycle arrives at its destination, conduct a thorough inspection to ensure it hasn't been damaged during transit. Address any issues with the transporter and insurance companies immediately.


After your motorcycle shipping is complete, please leave feedback on Shiply to help others make informed decisions in the future.


By selecting a dependable motorcycle shipping service in County Antrim, you can ensure your bike arrives safely and cost-effectively at its destination, allowing you to enjoy the breathtaking roads and vibrant motorcycle community in this beautiful part of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

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Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

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Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

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When Will I Receive A Quote?

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Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?

In most cases, the motorbike delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the motorbike. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys.

How Much Fuel Should I Have In My Motorbike During Transit?

Generally, you should aim to have around a quarter of your tank full if the motorbike needs to be moved during transport. This allows for easy loading and unloading of the motorbike but will not add too much extra weight to the vehicle.

Can I Ship My Motorbike If It Isn't Running?

You can ship your motorbike if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.

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