This year, bikers are able to use their deposit to use the shipping service.
However, there are a few alternatives - Legendary motorcyclists of the rally have a special power - the power of lower import taxes. It's cheaper for you to import your bike into Russia than it is for cars. If you do this you'll need to keep hold of the official documents.
Some bikers from past Rallys have also recommended putting the bikes on a truck to Moscow, or taking them on the Trans-Siberian railway.
First you'll need to find the head of the rail staion to ask permission to put your bike on the train. They will be able to tell you which trains have room on them.
Then you need to go to a ticket booth that does long distance tickets and luggage tickets. You'll need to fill in a form with personal and bike details. They need the weight of the bike. My bike weighs about 130kg, but with bags and shipping packaging it rose to 180kg. Don't underestimate the weight else you'll have to do this part again as I did.
Once you have paid for the tickets, you'll need to go to the luggage/shipping office. They will package your bike and load it on to the train. They will weight the bike. They will also arrange for someone in Moscow to take the bike off the train for a small fee.
My costs were approx:
Passenger ticket: £200
Bike ticket: £60
Bike packaging: £60
Bike loading and unloading: £50
The process took about 3 hours with a Russian helping me to translate."