Do You Ship to Japan?

Absolutely!  And anywhere else in the world for that matter.  Believe it or not, we get asked that question a lot.  I guess to most people it might seem strange to ship a motorcycle halfway around the world, but not to us.  We welcome the challenge and are very excited to have a Stiletto representing Kingdom Customs in Japan.  The following photos show us packing up the Stiletto for it’s air freight journey to Japan.

This photo shows the base of our shipping crate.  A wooden saddle will be inserted along the middle of the base so that the frame is resting on solid wood.  Each tire will rest in the custom cut drop outs so that the entire weight of the bike is supported by the saddle. We do this so the suspension does not have to be compressed for long periods of time during shipping.  As you can see, every surface that makes contact with the bike is covered in carpet to eliminate any potential scratches in the paint.

The Stiletto has been positioned on the base of the shipping crate.  The wheels are resting in the drop-outs and all that remains to be done is to insert the saddle which will support the weight of the bike.  Even our carpet gets custom branding!

The saddle has been inserted and the bikes weight is now fully supported.  The wheels have been blocked into place to prevent any side to side movement and the frame and fork have been secured with tie-downs.

Fully secured and wrapped for the trip.  The nice thing about shipping our bikes this way is that they can literally be driven right out of the crate.  No assembly required, just gas and go.

This is what our completed shipping crate looks like.  Completely branded so everyone know its a Kingdom Customs bike.  Believe it or not, the entire crate is built out of plywood.  We do this to satisfy international shipping regulations and IPPC certification. In same areas we screwed several layers of 3/4 inch plywood together to make larger braces, but either way, this is one of the most rigid motorcycle shipping crates out there.  Special thanks to Eric Gomes from Ka’ala Custom Woodworks for building out our crate. Eric takes the time to make things right and his fine workmanship is proof of that.

Here we are loading our crated Stiletto on to the flat bed truck.  In this case, the freight forwarding was handled by Toru Tanaka from Nippon Express here on Oahu.  Nippon Express was extremely professional and careful in the handling of the Stiletto and I highly recommend using them for any freight forwarding needs you might have.

In this final picture, our crate is being packaged inside an LD7 igloo container for transport aboard a JAL 747 to Tokyo.  This container will be locked, secured and remain unopened until customs inspection in Japan.

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