How to Prepare a Motorcycle for Transport

Just like any vehicle, when moving a motorcycle interstate, there are a few things you should do before the process to guarantee the best possible experience for yourself and your valuable possessions. Here at PrixCar, we do our utmost to protect your vehicle, but as trusted vehicle carriers, we always recommend preparing your motorcycle well to minimise the risk associated with transporting your vehicle.


Following these steps will ensure that your motorcycle arrives at your destination in perfect condition, so you can start enjoying your vehicle as soon as it gets there.

Steps to Preparing a Motorcycle for Vehicle Transport

  1. Remove All Items that May Be On the Motorcycle


We ask that you remove all personal, loose items and any dangerous goods from the motorcycle. Empty all compartments and ensure that no items are left behind during transport. Ensure the motorcycle has side saddles or panniers. Ensure they are clean, empty and ready for inspection. Moving a vehicle that contains undisclosed property risks damage to your vehicle and others that it may be in transit with.


  1. Secure Mirrors 

Wide mirrors should be folded back, lowered or removed. This will avoid any accidental damage to the taking place when moving the vehicle or while in transit.


  1. Clean Your Motorcycle

Ensure the motorcycle is clean and free of any plant, animal, mud or seed matter. Quarantine laws require inspection of all compartments. Please make sure you have provided a key to any lockable areas. Inspection and cleaning are costly and cause delays. Your support is important, to facilitate the arrival of our vehicles on time.


  1. Keep a key with you 

Please keep your key to the vehicle with you, so that you are able to pick up your vehicle with ease on arrival. This will avoid any delays on collection of your motorcycle at its destination.


  1. Take the Time to Read Our Conditions and Policies

When moving a vehicle with us, we require all our customers to follow our terms and conditions. Ensure that you have read and fully understand PrixCar’s Vehicle Service Conditions in particular Clause 8. Our Warranty and Clause 9. Limitations and Exclusions on our Liability to You.


How we Keep Your Motorcycle Safe During Transport

PrixCar Transport will take the following steps to ensure your motorcycle is delivered as safe as possible:


  • Before transporting your motorcycle, our PrixCar representative will complete a Vehicle Transport Contract and Vehicle Condition Report with you. You will be required to sign these documents.
  • If you or a person representing you (i.e. your “agent”) can’t be there at collection or delivery, let us know and we’ll make alternative arrangements.


Preparing Your Motorcycle Correctly For Transport Reduces Risk and Ensures a Smooth Transport Process


By following these steps when preparing your motorcycle for transport, you can be confident that it will be looked after and protected during transport and minimise any delays to delivery.