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Seamless Import Experience: Satisfying Ducati and BMW Owners' Travel Dreams


Here at Schaefer Transportation, we take pride in our ability to handle the intricate processes involved in international bike transportation and customs clearance. Recently, we had the pleasure of assisting two clients, Volkhard Bregulla and Marcus Mauderer, in importing their prized motorcycles, the Ducati MTS 950S 2020 and the BMW R1250 2021, respectively. In this blog post, we share their remarkable experience and how Schaefer ensured a smooth journey from Munich to San Francisco (SFO).

Air Freight and Customs Clearance

Transporting motorcycles via air freight is a delicate process that requires meticulous planning and execution. In collaboration with Air France, we carefully arranged the shipment of both bikes from Munich to SFO. Our team worked diligently to ensure the motorcycles were secured and protected during transit, knowing how valuable these vehicles are to their owners.

Once the bikes arrived at SFO, we swiftly initiated the customs clearance process. We understand the complexities involved in temporary imports for non-residents, which is why our experienced team handled all the necessary paperwork and documentation on behalf of our clients. We meticulously completed the required forms, including the EPA's Form 3520 and the DOT's Form HS7, ensuring compliance with all regulations.

Smooth Delivery and Client Satisfaction

After completing the customs clearance process, we retrieved the motorcycles from the airline and transported them to a nearby warehouse for uncrating. Our team ensured the utmost care was taken during this stage to maintain the pristine condition of the Ducati MTS 950S and BMW R1250.

Following the uncrating, it was time to deliver the bikes to their enthusiastic owners. Volkhard Bregulla and Marcus Mauderer were thrilled to receive their motorcycles in immaculate condition, ready to hit the roads of the United States. We made certain that the delivery process was seamless and hassle-free, allowing our clients to focus on their upcoming adventures.

Expertise in Navigating the Complexities

Handling customs clearance, EPA, and DOT requirements for temporary imports of motorcycles for non-residents can be a daunting task. At Schaefer, we possess the necessary expertise and knowledge to navigate these intricate processes, simplifying them for our clients. By entrusting us with their motorcycle importation, Volkhard Bregulla and Marcus Mauderer experienced a stress-free journey, allowing them to fully enjoy their time traveling in the U.S.


At Schaefer Transportation, we take immense pride in ensuring a seamless and satisfying import experience for our clients. Volkhard Bregulla and Marcus Mauderer entrusted us with their valuable motorcycles, and we delivered on our promise to handle every aspect of the importation process. By efficiently managing air freight, customs clearance, and all necessary documentation, we allowed our clients to focus on the joy of riding their Ducati MTS 950S and BMW R1250 through the breathtaking landscapes of the United States.

If you're seeking assistance with importing your motorcycle for personal travel purposes, look no further than Schaefer Transportation. With our expertise and commitment to client satisfaction, we'll make sure your journey is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Contact us today to start your own incredible adventure!

written by Emelie Flaig

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