No matter if visiting Daytona Beach for Bike Week or joining a cross-country Ride from Los Angeles to Sturgis: Fred Kodlin needs his motorcycles all over the world. At fixed dates and "ready to ride". Which needs long-time planing and logistics know how which is not easy to achieve. But you can rely on experienced partners. For years, Borken/Germany based Master Customizer Fred Kodlin is shipping his extreme custombikes with DB Schenker to events and trade fairs all over the world: Top service for top-bikes, which can value in the 6-digit range. Certainly a matter of trust, as is the creation of these "one-off" custombikes and Harley's by one of Europes best customizers. This is appreciated by Kodlin clients too – and for years the demand of shipping extreme custombikes and Harley-Davidson custombikes has been rising to a point, where the Kodlin team could not hesitate any further: Now also other extreme-, custombike or motorcycle owners can profit from the accumulated experience of Kodlin and DB Schenker when shipping their precious rides. What works for the showbikes also suits the stock motorcycles – no doubt about that. No matter from where and to what location – optional door-to-door delivery and back. DB Schenker business is worldwide and specialized in customer specific solutions.
Ian Bennett, Automotive-specialist of DB Schenker in Stuttgart: „We adapted to the new challenges. Bikes and cars differ in demands for transport. Motorcycles have to be better protected in certain areas, fuel has to be drained. In general, bike are more fragile.“ Other factors are the same: „Many tasks are routine and were performed with the usual professionalism: Insurance, planning of the transport route, EPA homologation – we know how its done and offer the best possible service.“
Even for fast air-transport, the motorcycles will be tied down with multiple straps on a solid base plate, then soft-covered against dust and dirt, then enclosed by a full wooden "hardshell" box, solid against physical damage. Finally, the box is wrapped in clear plastic sheet, which
again increases the protection against dust and moisture, should the bike be shipped to environments with higher humidity. All for the protection of the freight! All bikes built by Fred and Len Kodlin are potential bikeshow-winners, which now can roll literally "from the box" onto the next bike show. "We decided to team-up with DB Schenker because we have a long-term relation of reliable and save custombike transports", explains Fred Kodlin, "in 2017 we travelled the Florida Keys and Daytona Bike Week with clients – and we're just back from Sturgis/South Dakota."
"We highly appreciate the service provided by DB Schenker and want to pass it on to our customers ." Contact for the motorcycle shipping will be Kodlin Motorcycles, which then will arrange the shipping logistics. If you want to ship your bike to one of the upcoming big 2018 US-events – Daytona Bike Week, Laconia, Sturgis, Harley-Davidson's 115th in Milwaukee or for individual touring through the USA or other destinations all around the world – contact the Kodlin Team for shipping information and arrangements.