Originally Posted by 0theories
Hey guys, I have some questions about having a bike in, and getting the bike to S. Korea (KLR650). ...
I'm no expert, but I have a friend that imported a Harley, intending to stay for only a couple of years, and they CRUSHED him with import duties - he had to pay the equivalent of $7000 USD in non-refundable import fees on a 2012 Harley Fat Boy. He would have been much better off buying used here and selling later, even if he took a substantial loss on the sale.
There may be a better way using Carnets and whatnot, I don't know much about going that route...there may be a time limit on thier validity.
Bottom line, do your homework and know what to expect before deciding to ship a bike here.