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Guide to VRL Motorcycle Transportation in India

Every year May-June, the roads to Himalayas open, attracting hundreds of motorcyclists to pursue their dream rides to the magical Northern frontier. While a fortunate few can afford to ride all the way up-north, transporting motorcycles to the nearest entry point via road and rail saves time and energy.

Motorcycle Crate Transport (popularly known as Motorcycle Cage Transport) by VRL Logistics involving transporting motorcycles in an enclosed crate with minimal/nil damages is becoming a popular option.

Motorcycle crate transport facility is available only across select VRL Logistics Warehouse centers in India.

Motorcycle Transportation Crate Types - Big and Regular at VRL Logistics India
Motorcycle Transportation Crate Types – Big and Regular

Here is all you need to know about motorcycle transportation in a cage by VRL:

Booking Procedure:

  • There is NO system to pre-book/block a motorcycle crate ONLINE
  • One DOES NOT need an AGENT to book or transport
  • Call the VRL Logistics Warehouse Office, provide the details of the destination, number of bikes and date of journey to narrow down the loading date and cost of the transport
  • Cost of the transport (includes transportation + packing) is calculated based on:
    • Type of crate (Regular & Big for the giant ADV motorcycles)
    • Destination

Transport Procedure:

Consists of 3 steps – Documentation, Packing and Loading/Mounting on the crate.


  • Couple of forms need to be filled before they pack/load the motorcycles
  • Verification of motorcycle documents by VRL officers
  • Documents to be submitted to VRL:
    • Copy of RC Card/Motorcycle Registration
    • Copy of Valid Insurance
    • Copy of Valid Emission Certificate
    • Copy of the Driving Licence
  • Payment to be done on the day of the loading in CASH or ONLINE TRANSFER ONLY (No CARDS/DIGITAL WALLET payment is accepted)
  • A Consignee Copy aka Pink Note is provided as acknowledgment of the motorcycle transport – this needs to be shown at the destination to receive the motorcycle

Packing: includes emptying the fuel + packing the motorcycle and the motorcycle gear before loading onto the crate

Loading: includes mounting the motorcycle on the crate and securing the crate with a personal lock

Anticipate a total time-frame of 3 hours to finish the documentation, packing and loading for each motorcycle.

Packed Motorcycle & Gear Secured into the Crate at VRL Logistics Dabaspet
Packed Motorcycle & Gear Secured onto the Crate
Read to Load the VRL Motorcycle Transport Crate into the trucks - At VRL Logistics Dabaspet
Ready to Load  into the trucks!

Useful Information:

  • The Bangalore VRL Logistics Warehouse Facility is located before Dobbaspet town about 40-50 kms from Bengaluru
  • Location of VRL Logistics Warehouse: Find them on Google Maps
  • Contact Number of Manager of VRL Dobbaspet (Mr. Murthy) +919343097329
  • Essentials:
    • Carry a Long-chain with a lock OR Wire Lock to secure the crate
    • Packing material is available in sufficient quantities at the Logistics center – so its not required to carry personal packing material
    • Carry fuel jerry cans to take back the fuel removed from the motorcycle
    • Carry sufficient amount of water + snacks
    • Smoking is NOT ALLOWED in the warehouse – one has to walk out beyond the loading docks to smoke
    • Pack and load your motorcycle gear and spares into the crate
    • DO NOT FORGET to Carry the Chain/Wire Lock Key + Consignee Copy + Motorcycle Ignition Key
  • Work Tip: The packing guys expect and demand a tip of INR 200-300 person
  • DO NOT miss the ice-cream at Polar Bear located 3 kms from the VRL Facility in Dobbaspet [Google Maps Link]
Fresh Mangoes with Icecream and Cream at Polar Bear Dabaspet
Never miss a chance to eat ice-cream 😋 – 3 kms from VRL Dabaspet

Happy Touring ✊😊

** This is NOT a Sponsored Post and I am NOT an employee/official representative/marketing manager of VRL Logistics India **

35 responses to “Guide to VRL Motorcycle Transportation in India”

  1. Navie Naidu Avatar

    approx pricing?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Pricing depends on the end destination – Blore to Chandigarh is around 7,800 per motorcycle.

      1. manojkrishnaks Avatar

        That is good price considering its secure. We had spend 4500 per bike in 2012 from Bangalore to Chandigarh and recieved completely damaged bikes

      2. Ajay Ananth Avatar

        Yes its a reasonable price for the safety net offered 🙂

  2. lakshyajitdk2hya Avatar

    It is very informative. How many days it takes to reach Chandigarh and Within how many days we need to collect the bikes

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Thanks Lakshyajit 🙂 It took about a week for the bikes to reach Chandigarh and once they reach they give a day buffer, beyond which they charge for storage on a per day basis (Not sure how much is the storage cost).


  3. ved Avatar

    what will be cost of transferring bike from torangallu (KA) TO MATHURA .

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Ved,
      Please check with the VRL guys on the cost.

    2. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hey Ved,

      Kindly check with the VRL Logistics office please.


  4. anilputmkl Avatar

    How much time it took to deliver the bike from bangalore to chandigarh? I am planning to send my bike from bangalore to chandigarh, they say i need to send my bike 12 days in advance of start of my journey. Want to know on the history how much time it takes to transport the vehicle. Also how far is vrl godown in chandigarh from chandigarh airport.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Anil,

      12 days is a good buffer to send – for us it took about 7 days (Blore to Chandigarh) – I suggest you go with the time the VRL guys recommend.
      We took a cab from the airport to the VRL warehouse in Chandigarh – took us about 30 – 45 minutes to reach.

      Hope this helps – have a good ride 🙂


  5. anilputmkl Avatar

    What all things you can send along with your bike? Is there a limit on quantity of items you can send along with the bike?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Anything that doesnt explode can be sent 😛
      Assuming you are transporting the motorcycle in a VRL cage – you can send the following:
      – Riding gear
      – Spares, extra tyres, empty fuel cans etc [as long they fit inside the cage with the packed motorcycle]
      – Camping gear etc

  6. Arjun Avatar

    How did you bring back the bike after the trip? Same method or did you ride back to Bangalore? And what was the cost of your return method?

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hey Arjun – we rode back.

  7. Santhosh K Avatar
    Santhosh K

    Hey, is this the best option you found compared to gati or using train parcel service or other movers? Thanks.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Santhosh,
      Assuming ‘best’ means least damage to the motorcycle – VRL cage is the better one than train or movers.

  8. Ameen Avatar

    How much charges from
    Bangalore to Guwahti
    And Bangalore to Itanagar

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Ameen,
      I dont know – kindly check with the VRL guys directly.


  9. PRAVEEN Avatar

    My experience with transporting my beloved Bajaj Avenger 220cc bike from Ramanthapur, Hyderabad to Hoodi, Bengaluru is awful.

    I was told that the bike would be kept in a cage and transported but I do not know what kind of packing is done but the tail lamp is broken and there is a crack on the bikes body above the tail lamp.

    Looks like a heavy object was hit from back side as I can see dents on the number plate. I do not deny that there would be some damage but the service is not worth the amount they collected.

    Amount charged – Rs. 3560
    Packing charges – Rs. 400

    When asked about the damage and the amount paid the personnel at Hoodi office said that you have already acknowledged about the risk of damage.

    Thankfully I removed windshield and mirror for my bike before handing over the bike.

    I can still feel the pain of this awful experience and writing this review for others to be cautious.


    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Praveen,

      I am sorry about your bad experience 🙁
      I suggest you get in touch with VRL about your experience, to see how they can be of help.


    2. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hey Praveen,

      So sorry to hear this 🙁
      This isnt a sponsored post nor do I work for them – request you to take this up with the concerned team at VRL.


  10. PRAVEEN Avatar

    The booking was done at RAMANTHAPUR, HYDERABAD and they said it would be transported to ware house in a local service and then would be put in the cage. What ever it is my bike is damaged…

  11. Pramod Nonia Avatar
    Pramod Nonia

    Dear sir,
    I want to parcel my bike from Bangalore to Ranchi. I want to know is it possible. If possible wt is the rate for that.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Pramod,

      Please reach out to VRL office directly.


  12. Gangadhar M. Patil Avatar
    Gangadhar M. Patil

    i want to parcel my new Royal Enfiled Classic 350 from Jayanagar, Bangalore to Belgaum karnataka, what might be the cost

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hello Gangadhar,

      Kindly contact the VRL office in Dabbaspet for a price quote.


  13. V sagar Avatar
    V sagar

    Hello Ajay,

    What is genuine VRL logistics? I want to transport 2 wheelers from Bangalore to Pune.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hello Sagar,

      Check on the website of VRL logistics to find a centre near you.
      For motorcycles – one has to go their Dabbaspet warehouse (abt 50kms away from Bangalore).

      Hope this helps

  14. Abhilash Avatar

    Do you transport bike to Andaman and Nicobar islands??

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hey Abhilash,
      Kindly contact the VRL logistics office about this.

  15. Vashist Avatar

    I want to ship my bike from Mumbai to goa.please provide the cost.

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Vashist,
      Kindly reach out to the nearest VRL logistics office for a quote

  16. garnett Avatar

    hi .
    i am in goa there are 5 VRL offices in goa . are these also warehouses that will pack my bike if not which is the nearest warehouse.
    kind regards Alf

    1. Ajay Ananth Avatar

      Hi Garnett,

      I am not aware, which of the VRL offices in Goa transports motorcycles.
      Please check with the respective offices directly.


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