With over 30 years of experience shipping motorcycles to France and Europe, there isn’t anything we haven’t seen or dealt with before. If you are considering it, you’ve come to the right pace.
What kind of personal vehicle do you want to transport? Are you shipping a Harley Davidson, moped, classic Indian, ATV or other type of bike to France? Schumacher has thousands of motorcycle shipments under our belts.
We’ve handled all types of personal vehicles and because we have our own warehouses, pickup department, steam line contracts and destination partners, our clients vehicles are cared for by our professionals through the entire process.
Preparations for Shipping a Motorcycle to France
Before we can ship any motorcycle, there are a few things that we will need to prepare the required documents. The most important is the title. The bike also cannot have a lien.
Depending whether you are moving to France or just shipping the motorcycle for a short stay, additional documents may be needed.
It is also important for us to make sure that the bike complies with French vehicle specification. Mostly, this involves any additional modifications such as exhaust, lighting and noise.
Then, we can have the motorcycle picked up and brought to one of our international shipping facilities to prepare it for transport. Our locations are coast to coast.
Export and Import
We will take care of all the necessary paperwork and requirements for U.S customs and port clearance once we have the documents from you.
Once again, depending on what your exact reason for shipping a motorcycle to France, there may be additional duties and taxes once it reaches its destination.
Motorcycles we transport will be delivered to one of two locations; the port of Le Havre or Marseille. There, our partners will assist you with any needs you may have.
Motorcycles in France
In the last decade the number of motorcycles and mopeds has dropped but they are still good alternatives rather than bringing your car to France.
There are some theories behind this, but there are some facts to know.
- All motorcyclists must wear neon reflective vests. It is now a law.
- It is illegal to ride between cars. So no by passing traffic jams.
- You must always have a breathalyzer on you.
Written by Damien Shields