Two big bikes loaded in a van on their way back to Niederösterreich from the Provence Alps. This is a high-top, long-wheelbase van. Each 250 kg bike was wheeled up the ramps using the bike’s drive and strapped in to the van’s fixing points. The paniers were reinstalled after fixing the bikes. Note the bracing bar across the rear door for strapping down the ramps and further items.
Note these riders have chosen to strap their bikes by the accessory bars whilst on the centre stands. This is unlike the usual practice on ferries of putting the bike on the side-stand with a web strap tight across the seat, pulling the bike down on its suspension; the two wheels and side-stand make a strong tripod. Personally, I’d do both, as the motion of the van is likely to be more violent than a ferry.
So with the van, there is more time cruising the cols for the riders then a safer journey back to Austria across the crowded autostrada of Northern Italy.