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This is probably enough to protect the SCR950 during shipping, but that flimsy cardboard box over a metal frame doesn't instill confidence in me.


 

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Nice share. Is this the box UPS just delivered to your front door :wink2: Now we need some unboxing (uncrating) YouTube videos for the fans. Even better would be a factory tour video showing the whole assembly process.
 

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I thought having the front wheel removed for transportation was the norm, odd to see the wheel already installed on the CBR 250. These metal shipping frames may not look like much, but they're the industry standard and should be more than adequate to protect the contents. Unless the whole box falls off the forklift. >:)
 

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I haven't usually seen bikes being delivered with the front wheel on. But that's cool. Nonetheless congratulations ! A video of the unboxing would be amazing, better than watching someone take an iphone out of a box lol !
 

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Have you ever seen how they put a front wheel on?
We looped straps under strong points front and rear and picked the Tenere and the SCR950 up with the blades of a fork lift, attached the front fender wheel & brakes then *carefully* lowered them back to earth. I messed up on the Super Tenere. Dennis and I hooked the back strap under the rear grab handles. After the bike was back on solid ground, we found the assembly instruction that said not to lift by the grab handles. =O They're stronger than they give credit for!
 

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I've seen a lot of bikes shipped like this so it seems to be a bad industry norm. Weird on how something cheap and simple to come by isn't in their especially when its coming from so far away.

You'll even be surprised by how little protection cars have and they are being moved on a truck, exposed to the elements entirely.

You know what they say about prevention.
 

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As much as I wish they were transported better, but how much better can they really get and how would it impact cost? I'm pretty sure they could but it in a solid wooden crate with metal framing and filled to the brim with foam popcorn stuff, but I guess it's just not feasible ?

Cars definitely have it worse lol. Those things just get covered in railway dust and a whole bunch of weathering when they're in transport. Kinda sucks.
 

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What a customer doesn't know won't hurt them. And there was no damage to the Tenere after lifting it from the under the rear grab handles.
At least bikes aren't shipped like cars, barely covered with some kind of film on an unprotected truck.
 

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Non issue then. But at least they kept the seat and bars covered which helps when preparing the bike at the facility and dealer. That goes to show they worked out where those vital and vulnerable areas are
 
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