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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: DR BIG 750 on August 14, 2021, 04:56:45 pm

Title: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: DR BIG 750 on August 14, 2021, 04:56:45 pm
A friend moving to Dubai, wants to take his bike with, getting extravagant prices to ship the bike, anyone have experience or any figures to expect, thanks
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on August 14, 2021, 05:52:01 pm
Consider giving Adrian a call, he is at EconomTrans, down here in the Cape, ships a good number of bikes overseas, seems affordable, JUST be aware it is not an inexpensive exercise!

Adrian Schultz
Director, Econo Trans
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel. +27-21-5115513.
Fax +27-21-5114707
0861-MOVING
Direct fax no: 0865107482
e-mail : adrian@econotrans.co.za
website : www.econotrans.co.za

Good luck, am keen to hear if he is any more affordable than the rest!

Chris
021 510 6455
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: DR BIG 750 on August 15, 2021, 06:11:14 am
i am also interested to here, last time I sent a bike it was quite afordable, I sent a Cagive  to London from Jhb airfreight dropped of at DHL Isando on friday afternoon the new owner picked it up at Heathrow Sunday Morning, R2200, I have the papers somewhere around , he is getting figures of 60k
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: steveindar on August 15, 2021, 05:31:52 pm
A friend moving to Dubai, wants to take his bike with, getting extravagant prices to ship the bike, anyone have experience or any figures to expect, thanks
How special is this bike? Plenty used bikes in UAE at reasonable prices.

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Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on August 15, 2021, 06:52:05 pm
i am also interested to here, last time I sent a bike it was quite afordable, I sent a Cagive  to London from Jhb airfreight dropped of at DHL Isando on friday afternoon the new owner picked it up at Heathrow Sunday Morning, R2200, I have the papers somewhere around , he is getting figures of 60k
Hmmn, R2200 sounds unbelievably cheap to get a bike to say London; since CPT-JHB is around R2200-R2500 at the moment!

I would have guessed in the GBP1000/ R15-20K range, but will wait and see what transpires.
Cheers
Chris
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: Three Dawg on August 15, 2021, 08:04:38 pm
Problem at the moment seems to be capacity.  We've had quotes for flying our bike LHR-CPT at about triple the normal cost for November, in excess of GBP3000 plus fees.  Hoping this will ease if restrictions are lifted cos I can't afford that. Just fewer planes in the air.  For info the return trip by sea is around GBP1350 including port fees, which is about normal.  Would add a +1 for Adrian at Econo Trans, very helpful chap.
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: ianb on August 16, 2021, 08:58:36 am
I sent  2 BMWs on different occasions  to New Zealand   R25000,  each. They took 5 weeks each.. Just go to your local international furniture remover company .These guys all work together and share a container. When the container is full they send by ship.  Go to Honda and get a steel pallet to put the bike on.  Get police clearance then licencing will remove off the road. I just disconnected the battery and drained the fuel. That's it.
Title: Re: BIKE EXPORT
Post by: DR BIG 750 on August 16, 2021, 08:34:21 pm
thanks he has taken a container for a lot of goods far cheaper now