Looking for some general advice - we had our first shipping quote come in yesterday. OMG!! Good job I was sat down when I read it as I think I would of fallen over!
This was our first quote so are waiting for the other companies to look and give quote so we can have a comparision.
Anyway, both my husband and I have a motorbike each, Honda Fireblade (1999) (my baby) and hubby has GSXR 750. We asked for a quote with taking bikes and without. The price went up by nearly £2000 for us to ship the motorbikes with our household belongings. We were quoted £2700 for half a container, which we thought was quite expensive giving the fact that we are not taking any bedroom furniture or beds, very little being taken in fact. So for the quote to go to £4800 with taking the motorbikes we were just gobsmacked!
I have briefly looked into taking the motorbikes and I have been told by shipping co that it is not an easy task and on reading through the paperwork they gave us it does look like there are alot of hidden costs etc when we arrive with them and changes we need to make to bikes before it can be loaded onto container.
I have looked at prices of buying a fireblade same year as mine from oz, but the price is stupidly high! Nearly 3 times the cost of what I would get for selling mine here.
My question is, has anyone shipped their motorbike recently? If so, how difficult was it, is it really as bad as the shipping company make out it is?
I would really like some advice from anyone who has done this as my hubby is really reluctant to sell his as he has only just had a one off spray job on it and it really doesn't want to get rid - however it comes down to costs and time really.