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Old 07-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Buying in the UK?

G'day guys,

I'm just looking for a bit of information for my dad who's travelling UK/Europe at the moment. He's got a Honda shadow here (Aus) however wishes to grab something in the UK to travel through UK and Europe for a few months - leave it there and go back next year and do more. Having difficulty with registration (not a citizen/no fixed address) and also insurance as he'd like it insured plus 3rd party if possible.

Any info on a way too own a machine there as a non resident and also insurance options would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #2
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I'll reply to your first post with my first post. :)

Basically, it can't be done.

To have a roadworthy legal vehicle in the UK it needs to be registered to a keeper on the V5 (vehicle reg docs) the keeper has to have a UK address where they are resident.

Insurance is 3rd party minimum by law, comprehsive cover is your choice and it is the vehicle insured with drivers/riders named on the policy. However, you won't find standard insurance policy that will cover non UK resident with no fixed risk address. Vehicle hire is the only way.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:10 AM   #3
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If you feel like coming to Ireland, plenty of bikes here and insurance is available through motosapiens

http://motosapiens.org/motocamp/
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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He has landed in Ireland already.
Here he is having dinner with Rockydog and myself in Kinsale.
Bike shopping tomorrow.



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Old 07-18-2013, 05:29 AM   #5
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As of this morning, he is the proud owner of a beautiful 2007 Honda Transalp.

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