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Old 10-24-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Import Europe to Canada

Has anyone imported a bike from Europe to Canada? Cost? Preferred Countries?
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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Check with CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) for the list of importable bikes. If it isn't on the list….
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #3
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My XTZ came to Canada via Europe not to difficult according to previous owner . Bring over a couple Africa Twins while your at it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:37 PM   #4
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It's easy providing it's 15 years or older. I imported a '96 Transalp from Germany last year. You will need a bill of sale and the original bike title to provide to Canada Border Services in which you pay the GST. German models don't seem to have the corrosion issues compared to the UK.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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Check for 17 digit vin, without it, things are a bit more difficult.
2000 - 2600 for air freight, or take your chances with a boat.
Boat - 800 or 900, plus port fees. Port fees are expensive 5-600.
Knopt tours shipped my U K- purchased bike to me. On Air Canada.
All went well. Rode it home from the airport, with a U K plate on it.

Given the expense, riding the bike in Europe for a while is the only way the cost/benefit works out. Highly recommended, as well. : )
Registering/insuring the bike, to ride it over there, that can be difficult. For sure. Green card insurance? Motosapiens.,30% as expensive as other vendors.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:58 PM   #6
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RIV....registry of imported vehicles is the agency you need to look up online.
All the info and does and donts.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:04 AM   #7
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If your importing an XTZ You can import mine from Beautiful B.C save the troubles.
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