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Old 01-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Damn near impossible to do in 2012.

To be able to cross borders, you don't just have to buy a bike. You also have to have registration in your name, insurance in your name, title in your name, and sometimes a carnet depending on the country.

All of those things are a huge PIA to do on a tourist visa in most countries.

I've purchased bikes in other countries and it works fairly OK sometimes - depending on the country - and it can save you money for in-country riding. But trying to cross borders is a logistical nightmare.

I think the only place where this might work out OK is the Eurozone... I know some foreigners manage to do it and tour Europe this way.
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