The lazy biker’s way to having a motorcycle shipped
Are you going to buy a motorcycle from another state or town and are wondering how much it costs to ship a motorcycle from there? Usually shipping companies give you several options about how your motorcycle will be shipped. It depends on several options like the weight of your bike, whether you want it to be shipped in a crate or not, the price of gas, and of course where you want it to be shipped.
The cost to ship a motorcycle usually costs about $500-700 depending on the quote of the shipping company, but it shouldn’t cost more than that. If you want to be sure, you have to request a quote from the shipping company to have a breakdown of the fees you’re supposed to pay. Also, they require to pay a certain amount first for down payment, and this should be deducted for when you pay off the remaining amount. To avoid confusion, make sure you receive the quote first before paying the down payment.
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Some shipping companies however doesn’t count the weight of the motorcycle in their quotes, instead the charge according to the distance traveled by the truck. If your address can’t be accessible on land, you could have it delivered by air, but it would cost a little bit more. Shipping your motorcycle usually takes about a week and half before it reaches you, depending on the reliability of the shipping company you choose.
To give you a clearer idea on how much it costs to ship a motorcycle, here’s an example. A friend of mine had a bike delivered from Texas to Delaware just last month. My friend paid about $500 and it took a 9 days before it arrived. Another friend of mine had two motorcycles delivered, one for him in New York and one for his brother in Washington state, both coming from Georgia. The total cost from Georgia to NYC was $450 and the one from Georgia to Washington was $750. The biggest difference in the cost usually falls on the place you want your bike delivered, so if you want it to be shipped, order from somewhere near. Or better yet, if you can, drive it yourself or buy from somewhere near so it will be easier for you to bring home. And then you wouldn’t have to ask, “how much does it cost to ship a motorcycle?”
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