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Motorbike Shipping Services

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Shipping a motorbike

If you dream of owning a motorbike, but it just seems too hard to arrange all the international shipping and customs formalities then we can help you.

When planning a trip talk to Taurus Logistics first, we can advise you on how to correctly minimise costs, avoid paying taxes and lower duties.

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15-30 second response for 80% of quotes assessed using our automated system. For more complex jobs, one of our team will email you a quote within 24hours.

What’s Involved in Motorbike Shipping?

This depends upon where you want to ship your motorbike because regulations on importing and exporting motorbikes are different for each country.

However there are certainly some common procedures in motorbike shipping.

  • Your motorcycle needs to be be spotless and clean to avoid any issues with quarantine on arrival.
  • All motorcycles need to be crated unless shipping as a group in a container. In most locations we offer crating, battery disconnection, fuel draining and petrol draining in line with shipping requirements.
  • There are special requirements on the type of wood that can be used for building crates, so if you intend to crate your own motorcycle either use a steel crate or build it from what is known as ISPM15 timber. If in doubt leave it to us, non-compliant timber can’t be shipped.
  • If you’re going on a tour and then returning back to your country of origin then we would advise using an Carnet. This is a customs document that allows you to enter your goods into a country on a temporary basis without having to pay taxes and duties (normally for a period of up to one year)
  • In some countries (like New Zealand) we can apply for GST exemption. There are some criteria, but as a rule of thumb if you are emigrating to the country and already own the bike then we can apply for an exemption for you.

What our customers say

  • David MurrayThe motorbike arrived on time and in the same condition it left in, I have no reservation recommending Taurus Logistics to anyone.

    David Murray
  • John Ruskinexceptional piece of workmanship and I was more than happy with the due care taken

    John Ruskin Wellington
  • Richard JacombYou and Hayley were most helpful… And I would have no problem using Taurus again or recommending you to others

    Richard Jacomb Wellington
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  • No hidden agenda, just clear easy to follow quotations.
  • We'll take care of all the red tape for you.

Taurus Logistics Ltd
Unit 4, 245 St Asaph St,
Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

+64 3 358 5154
+64 3 358 4895

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