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Acquire Motorcycle Shipping Estimates

When you require the transportation of a motorcycle, your initial action should be to evaluate estimates to guarantee you are receiving a reasonable rate. Shiply simplifies the process when you are contemplating the cost of motorcycle delivery. Simply complete our user-friendly motorcycle shipping request form, and prices will be sent to you via email within minutes.

Motorcycle shipping costs are generally consistent. On Shiply, you can usually anticipate a rate per mile of £0.55. However, this may fluctuate slightly if the journey is exceptionally brief or extensive. For instance, motorcycle transportation services within the UK are more affordable than transporting your motorcycle overseas to Europe or beyond.

Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorcycle delivery request on the platform, thousands of highly-rated motorcycle transportation companies vie against each other for the opportunity. It resembles a reverse auction, so you can be assured that you are securing the most competitive price available in the market.

Whether you necessitate motorcycle transport for a short relocation within the UK, further into Europe, or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist you.

Evaluate Motorcycle Shipping Rates Obtained

There are four primary methods by which your motorcycle transportation service can be executed. The first is to have your motorcycle shipped on an open trailer. Unlike car transporters, motorcycles can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing the suitable trailer. This expands your options when it comes to selecting a motorcycle transport company and helps maintain low costs.

There may be various types of trailer services, so ensure that the delivery company is utilizing a specialized motorcycle trailer for the safest transportation. One significant drawback to shipping via an open trailer is evidently the exposure; your motorcycle will be subjected to the elements during its journey.

The second method for motorcycle delivery is enclosed trailers. These are less prevalent than the standard open versions, but employing larger vehicles like vans and lorries for motorcycle transportation is common. Most man and van companies can adapt to transport motorcycles with the appropriate hardware to keep the motorcycle secure in the cargo area of the van.

Specialized lorries can also transport motorcycles in large quantities but are not very popular for individual private jobs. Enclosed transport options are perhaps the safest and most secure choice but might cost you a bit more than an open transport.

Thirdly, if you cannot ride your motorcycle to its destination, there is the option to have someone ride it for you. Similar to a driven car service, this is quite a bespoke option and less popular than the other methods mentioned above.

There is a higher chance of wear and tear on the motorcycle and, of course, there is the added mileage. This could be an option if you need it moved urgently but is likely to be much more expensive than other services.

Your choice of motorcycle transport method will likely depend on your budget and how urgently you need the motorcycle moved. Once you have received a few motorcycle delivery quotes on Shiply, you can compare them based on price, transport method, and the transport provider's feedback score. Once you are satisfied with a quote, simply accept, and your chosen company will get in touch with you to arrange the final details.

Ready Your Motorcycle for Shipping

Before your motorcycle collection/pickup takes place, we recommend you prepare for the transport. If you follow these steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of issues:

  • Cleansing: This isn't so it appears nice on the back of a trailer. Cleansing your motorcycle will help you notice any damage or scratches that might have been previously hidden. Moreover, any dust or dirt on the motorcycle can contribute to scratching paintwork during handling and moving.

  • Note damage: Noting any nicks or scrapes on your motorcycle and documenting them with photographs will let you see if your motorcycle has been damaged during transportation once it reaches its destination.

  • Fluids: Depending on the policy of the motorcycle transport company, you may or may not have to drain oil and petrol from your motorcycle. This helps avoid any potential leakages and is best from a safety perspective. If the motorcycle is to be ridden at all during its transit, then you will of course need to keep some fuel in the tank.

  • Tyres: Make sure tyres are properly inflated to help prevent damage to rims. This also makes the motorcycle easier to move.

  • Extras: Before the motorcycle move, make sure there are no loose panels or any accessories left on the motorcycle that could easily come off during transit. If you're transporting your motorcycle with its keys, it can be worth tying them to the motorcycle itself. If the transporter is going to ride your motorcycle on public roads at some point, make sure it's in working order, taxed, and has a valid MOT.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection and delivery points so that you can help ensure you are in. Many transport firms on Shiply have completed thousands of motorcycle deliveries in their careers and are very experienced. So, don't be afraid to ask them any questions if you have any queries or concerns.

Preston, Lancashire, UK

Preston is a city in Lancashire, England, renowned for its rich history and vibrant culture. Many people often move motorcycles to and from Preston for various reasons, such as purchasing or selling a motorcycle, attending events, or relocating. Preston's central location in the UK makes it a convenient hub for motorcycle transport.

If you're looking for reliable motorcycle transport in Preston, Shiply can connect you with experienced and trusted transporters in the area. Simply post your motorcycle transport request on Shiply and receive competitive quotes from Preston motorcycle transport providers.

Inspect Motorcycle Condition & Provide Customer Feedback

Once your motorcycle transport is complete and it arrives at its destination, make sure you or the motorcycle's new owner performs a thorough check to be sure the vehicle has not been damaged at all in transit. Any issues should be taken up with the transporter and insurance companies immediately.

When you picked your motorcycle transport provider on Shiply, no doubt you will have read the customer feedback and relied on their feedback score percentage when making your decision. So, please help others in the future do the same by leaving 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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How Shiply Works

How Shiply Works

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    Request quotes from our 440,488 rated transport providers.

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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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