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Discovering the Most Affordable Motorcycle Transport Options in Gravesend


When you require motorbike transportation, the initial phase is to evaluate quotes to guarantee you're obtaining a reasonable cost. Shiply simplifies the process of determining the expense of motorcycle delivery in Gravesend, Kent, UK. Merely complete our user-friendly motorbike transport request form & prices will be delivered to you within moments.


Motorcycle delivery expenses are typically standardized. On Shiply, you can anticipate paying approximately £0.55 per mile. However, this can fluctuate slightly based on the duration of the journey. For instance, motorcycle transport services within the UK are generally more affordable than shipping your bike overseas to Europe or farther.


Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorbike delivery request, thousands of rated motorcycle transportation companies compete against each other for the job. It's akin to a reverse auction, ensuring you receive the most competitive price in the market.


Whether you require bike transport for a brief move across the UK, deeper into Europe, or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist.


Reasons People Frequently Relocate Motorcycles to & from Gravesend


Gravesend, situated in Kent, UK, is a favored destination for motorcycle aficionados. Many individuals opt to transport their bikes to and from Gravesend for various motives, such as participating in motorcycle events, visiting friends & family, or relocating. The town's proximity to London & its superb transport connections make it an optimal location for bikers.


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


Open trailer transport is the most prevalent & economical option. Unlike car transporters, motorbikes can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing a specialized motorcycle trailer. This provides you with more options when selecting a bike transport company & helps maintain low costs. However, your bike will be exposed to the elements during transit.


Covered trailers provide more protection but are less prevalent & may be more expensive. Many man & van companies can modify their vehicles to transport motorcycles securely in the cargo area.


Specialist lorries can transport motorbikes in large quantities but are less popular for individual private jobs. Enclosed transport options are perhaps the safest & most secure but may be more costly than open transport.


If you can't ride your motorbike to its destination, you can have someone ride it for you. This bespoke option is less common & likely to be more expensive than other services, with a higher chance of wear & tear on the bike.


Your selection of motorcycle transport method will depend on your budget & urgency. Once you receive bike delivery quotes on Shiply, compare them based on price, transport method, & the provider's feedback score. When you're satisfied with a quote, accept it & the chosen company will contact you to arrange the final details.


Readying Your Motorbike for Transport


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


  • Clean your motorcycle to notice any pre-existing damage or scratches & prevent dirt from contributing to paintwork scratches during handling & moving.

  • Note any nicks or scrapes on your bike & document them with photographs to check for damage after transportation.

  • Drain oil & petrol from your bike, 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 prevent rim damage & make the bike easier to move.

  • Remove any loose panels or accessories that could come off during transit. If transporting your bike with keys, consider tying them to the bike itself.

  • If the transporter will ride your motorcycle on public roads, ensure it's in working order, taxed, & has a valid MOT.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection & delivery points. Many Shiply transporters have completed thousands of motorbike deliveries & are very experienced, so don't hesitate to ask them any questions if you have concerns.


Verifying Motorbike Condition & Providing Feedback


Once your motorcycle arrives at its destination, meticulously inspect for any damage incurred during transit. Address any issues with the transporter & insurance companies promptly.


When you selected your motorcycle transport provider on Shiply, you likely relied on customer feedback & their feedback score percentage. Assist others in making informed decisions in the future by providing feedback once your delivery is complete.

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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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