I have ordered a Spitfire 6 this week with an expected completion of early spring. I have a slight problem in that I am down in Kent, nigh on the opposite side diagonally to Bolton, a good 254 miles away. Having not ridden for a couple of years I would not want to attempt such a distance on picking up. For the factory to deliver, it would cost, from my estimations, close to £400. Again, not something I want to approach.
I have looked at a couple of companies who can do pick ups in vans and they have come to between £150 – £200. However, my mate has put the fear of god into me about any possible damage in transit, and who would blame who etc.
I am sure that many others must have had similar issue with deliveries over distance. What options did you take in the end ? Would be interested to know before making any decisions for transportation.