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Motorcycle Transport Basingstoke: Obtain Estimates & Reduce Bike Shipping Expenses


Discovering the Most Advantageous Motorcycle Transport Offers in Basingstoke


When you require motorbike transportation, the initial phase is to evaluate estimates to guarantee you're obtaining a fair cost. Shiply simplifies the process of determining motorcycle delivery expenses in Basingstoke & beyond. Simply complete our user-friendly motorbike transport request form, and you'll receive prices via email within minutes.


Motorcycle shipping costs are typically standardized, with an average expense per mile of £0.55 on Shiply. However, prices may fluctuate slightly for exceptionally brief or extended journeys. For instance, motorcycle transport services within the UK are generally more affordable than shipping your bike overseas to Europe or more distant locations.


Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorbike delivery request, thousands of rated motorcycle transportation companies compete for the job. This reverse auction format ensures you secure the lowest possible market price.


Whether you need bike transport for a short relocation within Basingstoke, elsewhere in the UK, Europe, or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist.


Assessing Motorcycle Transport Rates


There are four primary methods for transporting your motorcycle:



  1. Open trailer transport

  2. Covered trailer transport

  3. Van or lorry transport

  4. Ridden delivery service


Open trailers are the most common & economical option, as any vehicle with a suitable trailer can be utilized. However, your bike will be exposed to the elements during transit.


Covered trailers, vans, and lorries provide more protection but may be slightly more expensive. Specialized motorbike trailers ensure the safest delivery.


Having someone ride your bike to its destination is a bespoke option that may be faster but more costly & can result in additional wear and tear.


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


Readying Your Motorbike for Transport


To minimize the risk of issues during transport, follow these steps:


  • Clean your motorcycle to identify any pre-existing damage or scratches & prevent dirt from causing further damage during transit.

  • Note & photograph any existing damage for reference upon delivery.

  • Drain oil & petrol, if required by the transport company, to avoid leakages & ensure safety. If the bike will be ridden during transit, keep some fuel in the tank.

  • Ensure tyres are properly inflated to protect rims & facilitate moving the bike.

  • Remove or secure any loose panels or accessories.

  • If transporting with keys, consider tying them to the bike.

  • Ensure the bike is in working order, taxed, & has a valid MOT if it will be ridden on public roads.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will contact you when they are near the collection & delivery points. Many Shiply transporters have extensive experience & have completed thousands of motorbike moves, so feel free to ask them any questions you may have.


Confirming Motorbike Condition & Providing Feedback


Upon delivery, thoroughly inspect your motorcycle to ensure it hasn't been damaged during transit. Address any issues with the transporter & insurance companies immediately.


When selecting your motorcycle transport provider on Shiply, you likely relied on customer feedback & their feedback score percentage. Help future users make informed decisions by leaving feedback once your delivery is complete.


Why People Frequently Relocate Motorcycles to & from Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK


Basingstoke, situated in Hampshire, UK, is a popular hub for motorcycle enthusiasts. Many individuals transport their bikes to & from Basingstoke for various reasons, such as attending motorcycle events, buying or selling bikes, or relocating for work or personal reasons. The town's central location & excellent transport links make it an ideal starting point or destination for motorcycle transport services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

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.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

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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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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