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Motorcycle Transport Solihull: Obtain Estimates for Transporting Your Motorbike

Discovering the Most Affordable Motorcycle Shipping Prices

When you require motorbike transportation, the initial step is to evaluate estimates to guarantee you're receiving a reasonable price. Shiply simplifies the process of determining motorcycle shipping costs without the inconvenience and effort. Simply complete our user-friendly motorbike transport request form, and within minutes, you'll receive prices via email.

In the UK, motorcycle transport costs are typically standardized. On Shiply, you can anticipate paying around £0.55 per mile, although this may fluctuate slightly for exceptionally short or long trips. Transporting your motorcycle within the UK is more cost-effective than shipping it overseas to Europe or beyond.

Prices on Shiply are competitive because when 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 obtain the lowest possible market price.

Whether you need bike transport for a brief journey within the UK, a longer trip to Europe, or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist.

Assessing Motorcycle Transport Rates

There are four primary methods for transporting your motorbike. The first is utilizing an open trailer. Unlike car transporters, motorcycles can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing a suitable trailer. This provides you with more options when selecting a bike transport company and helps keep costs down.

Ensure that the delivery firm uses a specialized motorbike trailer for the safest transportation, as there are many different types of trailer services available. One significant drawback of open trailer transport is exposure; your bike will be subjected to the elements during transit.

The second method is using covered trailers. While less common than open trailers, larger vehicles like vans and lorries are frequently used for motorcycle transportation. Most man and van companies can adapt to transport motorcycles with the proper equipment to secure the bike in the van's cargo area.

Specialist lorries can also transport motorbikes in large volumes but are less popular for individual private jobs. Enclosed transport options are perhaps the safest and most secure but may cost more than open transport.

The third option, if you can't ride your motorbike to its destination, is to have someone ride it for you. Similar to a driven car service, this is a more bespoke option and less popular than the other methods mentioned. There is a higher risk of wear and tear on the bike, and of course, there is the added mileage. This could be a solution if you need urgent transportation but is likely to be much more expensive than other services.

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

Readying Your Motorbike for Transport

To reduce the risk of issues, we recommend preparing your motorcycle before collection/pickup. Follow these steps for a smoother transport experience:

  • Cleaning: Clean your motorcycle to help you notice any previously hidden damage or scratches. Dust or dirt on the bike can contribute to scratching paintwork during handling and moving.

  • Note damage: Document any nicks or scrapes on your bike with photographs to help you identify if your bike has been damaged during transportation once it reaches its destination.

  • Fluids: Depending on the motorbike transport company's policy, you may need to drain oil and petrol from your bike to avoid leakages and ensure safety. If the bike is to be ridden during transit, you'll need to keep some fuel in the tank.

  • Tyres: Ensure tyres are properly inflated to help prevent damage to rims and make the bike easier to move.

  • Extras: Before the bike move, remove any loose panels or accessories that could easily come off during transit. If you're transporting your bike with its keys, consider tying them to the bike itself. If the transporter will ride your motorcycle on public roads, ensure it's in working order with valid tax and MOT.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will give you a courtesy call when they are near the collection and delivery points to ensure you're available. Many transport firms on Shiply have completed thousands of motorbike deliveries and are highly experienced. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions if you have concerns.

Verifying Motorbike Condition and Leaving Feedback

Once your motorcycle transport is complete and it arrives at its destination, make sure you or the bike's new owner thoroughly inspects the vehicle for any damage incurred during transit. Address any issues with the transporter and insurance companies immediately.

When you chose your motorcycle transport provider on Shiply, you likely read customer feedback and relied on their feedback score percentage to make your decision. Please help others do the same in the future by leaving feedback once your delivery is complete.

Solihull, West Midlands, UK: A Popular Destination for Motorcycle Transport

Solihull, situated in the West Midlands, UK, is a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. Many people often move motorcycles to and from Solihull for various reasons, such as attending events, purchasing or selling bikes, or relocating. The town's central location and excellent transport links make it an ideal hub for motorcycle transport services.

With its thriving motorcycle community and numerous dealerships, Solihull attracts bike owners from across the country. Whether you're shipping a motorcycle to Solihull for a new owner or transporting your own bike to the area for an event, Shiply can help you find reliable and affordable motorcycle transport Solihull 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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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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