What’s Your Best Option When Shipping a Motorcycle Overseas?


If you’re looking to ship your motorcycle overseas, you may be wondering what your best option is in terms of shipping method. Ship Overseas proudly ships many wheeled vehicles, including motorcycles, to several countries all over the world. Your intended destination will be the determining factor in which port you ship your vehicle to. When you call us, we can help you with that decision.


If you are unable to bring your motorcycle to the nearest departure shipping port, we can pick up your motorcycle. We will also handle all aspects of U.S. Customs clearance.


Types of Shipping


We offer the following shipping options when shipping motorcycles overseas. The method that’s best for you will depend on your timeline, needs and budget.


RoRo Shipping: Your motorcycle will be driven onto the ship via a ramp, with the name Roll-on/Roll-off alluding to the fact that cycles will roll-on/roll-off the ramp of their own power.

Once on the vessel, your motorcycle will be strapped and secured to prevent movement while at sea. The metal protector under the motorcycle will lock into place to prevent slipping and sliding, and the tires will not move because they will be secured to the metal protector.

RoRo, an efficient and cost-effective method of shipping, has reliable departure and arrival dates.

Shared Container Shipping: This is when your motorcycle is loaded into a container along with many other motorcycles owned by other people, within a warehouse. That container will not leave the warehouse or ship out until it is completely filled with motorcycles. This is to maximize cost and space efficiency. As such, this method does not offer reliable fixed departure dates like RoRo does.

However, shared container shipping is cost effective because the shipping costs are split among all vehicles. Rest assured, your motorcycle will still be safe, as it is strapped and secured to prevent movement while at sea. Unlike RoRo, the motorcycles are loaded and unloaded from the container, one at a time, through the use of a forklift.

Enclosed Motorcycle Shipping: If you can’t drive your motorcycle to the port yourself, we will transport your motorcycle to the departure port for you. We will then load it onto a pallet and strap it down securely, loaded into an enclosed air-ride truck for the most protected ride.


What We Ship


In addition to motorcycles, we also ship:


  • Sports Bikes
  • Vintage Bikes
  • Touring Bikes
  • Trikes
  • Harley Davidson Bikes
  • Choppers
  • Custom Built Bikes
  • ATVs and UTVs
  • Snowmobiles


If you are ready to ship your motorcycle overseas from the USA, get started with our easy online quote process now!


Leave a Comment