Motorcycle Shipping

ELITE MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING

Our personal passion for motorcycles has driven our work in European and international motorcycle shipping. Our customers are either buying & selling overseas, world travellers, relocating or shipping for race or events. Our knowledge and experience is vast.

We have looked after some of the most prestigious motorcycles in the world. Therefore we have a full appreciation of the care and attention needed to ensure your motorcycle arrives with you in the correct manner and without unexpected charges.

WHICH TYPE OF MOTORCYCLE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SHIPPING?

CLICK THE MOTORBIKE TYPE BELOW TO SEE SHIPMENT INFORMATION

Classic
Custom
Touring

WHETHER YOU ARE SHIPPING A BROUGH SUPERIOR SS100, HONDA 400/4 OR A VETERAN 1914 BSA SIDECAR OUTFIT. SHIPPIO ARE THE NUMBER ONE SHIPPER OF CLASSIC & COLLECTORS MOTORCYCLES

Remember the motorcycle you have dreamt of owning for years. Possibly you are looking for investment or you simply prefer the charm and excitement of classic motorcycles to newer bikes. Our customers are sourcing higher quality and cheaper motorcycles overseas.

Over the last few years, classic and collectors motorcycles have often been a better investment than the financial markets. Furthermore, storage is easier as you can  fit up to 5 motorcycles in the same space of just one car.

It is widely known that some countries had specific models that were not offered elsewhere. Furthermore, overseas climates often mean that the quality and condition of the bikes is far better than may be found nearer to home.

Our own personal interest in classic motorcycles has enabled us to become the experts at shipping these bikes for our customers. Our classic bike shipments have included single bikes purchased in Japan or the UK, to entire collections from Australia, USA or South Africa. Shippio are the motorcycle shippers of choice.

We find that Classic motorcycles may be purchased through private sales, owners clubs, dealers, auction houses or internet forums. Please let us know if there is a specific motorcycle you are searching for and we will gladly put you in contact with our international specialists.

If you’ve already found the motorcycle, we will gladly work on a shipping price. You may like to use this to negotiate further with the seller?

Classic Motorcycle: For insurance purposes this is a motorcycle over 10 years old. However, UK customs consider a ‘classic’ to be a motorcycle over 30 years old. Most importantly, this means zero import duty and UK import VAT at only 5%.

Collectors Motorcycle: This may be a bike of any age. From a brand new limited production run or a bike with exceptionally interesting history. For customs purposes there is a possibility of motorcycles under 30 years being considered a ‘collector’s item’ by HMRC. This means zero duty and 5% UK import VAT. For this to be granted, you would need to demonstrate that your motorcycle ‘evidences a significant step in the evolution of human achievements or illustrates a period of that evolution’. (European Court reports 1998 Page I-08127)

A classic motorcycle will be shipped by air, sea or road in either motorcycle crates or vehicle shipping containers. The available options will depend on where in the world the motorcycle is located.

The Shippio team take the utmost care to ensure your motorcycle reaches you in the condition it left the seller. We understand that maintaining original patina is often more important than restoration.

We always advise airfreight for the rarest and most valuable motorcycles.  Sea freight takes longer, but it is still a reliable and cost effective solution for all other motorcycles.

THE CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE SCENE IS THRIVING. FROM CAFÉ RACERS TO CHOPPERS, BOBBERS TO SCRAMBLERS AND STREET FIGHTERS TO FLAT TRACKERS. SHIPPIO MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING HAS SHIPPED ALL.

Custom motorcycles tend to have far more complex transport requirements than standard bikes. The care of the motorcycle
is of the utmost importance. Paint work and fabrications are typically one off designs which cannot be replaced.

The extreme size and weight of these motorcycle means they often require special handling to avoid damages in transit. At Shippio we fully understand that these bikes often have extended wheelbases, low frame rails and delicate parts. We are therefore well placed to advise you on the safest and most cost effective solution to moving your motorcycle by air, sea and road internationally and within Europe.

Shippio are the motorcycle shippers of choice for the top international custom motorcycle builders including Warr’s Harley Davidson and Shaw Speed & Customs and our staff have moved motorcycles for Ace Café London, Krazy Horse Kustoms, Kevils Speed Shop and Orange County Choppers.

FROM THE ICONIC BMW R1200GSA TO A HONDA C90 AND A HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRA GLIDE TO A CCM GP450, SHIPPIO MOTORCYCLE SHIPPING HAS SHIPPED ALL.

Adventure and touring motorcycles often have more creature comforts than other motorcycles to enable longer distances in the saddle. At Shippio Motorcycle Shipping we understand that this includes higher touring screens, luggage systems and fitted accessories. We also accommodate the clothing and extra equipment our adventure bike riders need for their journeys.

Depending on where your motorcycle is in the world, we will transport by air, sea or road in either motorcycle crates or vehicle shipping containers. For time sensitive motorcycle shipments, we always recommend airfreight. You may be surprised at how cost effective this can be.

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If you are simply at the thought stage of a new venture or adventure, we are always happy to talk  Our knowledge of the motorcycle industry is second to none, so please feel free to run any ideas past us.

You will find us at most of the main motorcycle shows, auctions and events throughout the year. Keep up to date with Shippio services and events by following our Facebook page.

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