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Old 04-30-2014, 10:12 AM   #1
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TO SALE an american titled bike in Europe??????

Hi all
I'm shipping my bike from ny to Rotterdam,and planing a trip to Spain
And than would like to sale my bike
A 2012 bmw k1300s


Does anyone knows what the process to sale my bike with an American
Title ,and in which country it will be worth while ,as far as tax??
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:58 AM   #2
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I'd find yourself some US military bases and advertise it there.
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Old 04-30-2014, 11:50 AM   #3
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Look up Stefan Knopf in Heidlberg. He can probably help you.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:47 AM   #4
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All i know is that in Norway you can forget to try and import a US sold bike from after 2003. How it is in rest of europe i dont know.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:11 AM   #5
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As for France, which wouldn't be much different from other EU states, you'd need a certificate of conformity, pay import duties and various other taxes, proof of legal possession (clear title). Not an easy thing to do.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
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As for France, which wouldn't be much different from other EU states, you'd need a certificate of conformity, pay import duties and various other taxes, proof of legal possession (clear title). Not an easy thing to do.
Do you know how it is to import a US bike sold after 2003 in France?
In Norway its not much trouble to import a bike from the EU contrys, but a US sold bike after 2003 is almost impossible due to difrent emission laws in US then the EU demands.

Ofcourse its the buyer who has to do the importation work. But if most of the EU contrys are like Norway that are under the EU rules when it comes to bikes and cars, it will be very difficult to sell a US bike even if its dirt cheap.

I dont know how it is in the rest of the European contrys, but in Norway the only way a Norwegian would tuch a bike from US if its so cheap that they can use it for parts.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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Hi all
I'm shipping my bike from ny to Rotterdam,and planing a trip to Spain
And than would like to sale my bike
A 2012 bmw k1300s


Does anyone knows what the process to sale my bike with an American
Title ,and in which country it will be worth while ,as far as tax??
Ride safe
M
Hey.
I would be interested in your bike here in Ireland for a large US client base I have built up since I started "motofeirme"
Basically, what I would do, is get the bike here to Ireland and organize the sale to a client also based in New York state.
You guys sign the title over in your home state and the buyer comes here and picks the bike up. We had a similar situation recently with a WA registered bike, unfortunately, the buyer was from CA and was unable to register in WA without proof of residence.
You are welcome to post the bike for sale on my facebook page and hopefully someone from NY will bite.
Importing a bike of that value into Ireland will cost a lot in VRT (vehicle registration tax) but as the value decreases, the tax would be lower. In the meantime, the bike can have many US owners and can be parked here indefinitely.

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Old 05-03-2014, 04:05 PM   #8
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Hey.
I would be interested in your bike here in Ireland for a large US client base I have built up since I started "motofeirme"
Basically, what I would do, is get the bike here to Ireland and organize the sale to a client also based in New York state.
You guys sign the title over in your home state and the buyer comes here and picks the bike up. We had a similar situation recently with a WA registered bike, unfortunately, the buyer was from CA and was unable to register in WA without proof of residence.
You are welcome to post the bike for sale on my facebook page and hopefully someone from NY will bite.
Importing a bike of that value into Ireland will cost a lot in VRT (vehicle registration tax) but as the value decreases, the tax would be lower. In the meantime, the bike can have many US owners and can be parked here indefinitely.

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Thanks for y reply
How much you think I can get for my bike more or less?
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #9
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Hi
Thanks for y reply
How much you think I can get for my bike more or less?
http://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikes-fo...t-gtse/5724883
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:24 PM   #10
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We had a similar situation recently with a WA registered bike, unfortunately, the buyer was from CA and was unable to register in WA without proof of residence.
Why couldn't he register it in CA?
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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Why couldn't he register it in CA?
Because the bike was in Gremany.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:02 AM   #12
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It really depends on the state the buyer is from, all states have different rules. As an Alaskan I have bought many bikes and cars from other states without ever having brought the vehicle to Alaska for the title change.
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Old 06-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #13
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Why couldn't he register it in CA?
Sometimes California wants to inspect a bike if it is from out of state, primarily for emissions.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:03 AM   #14
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Sometimes California wants to inspect a bike if it is from out of state, primarily for emissions.
Ah!

In Virginia the licensing and inspecting agencies are separate and don't talk to each other.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:23 AM   #15
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One good thing is that we Californians don't have annual inspections: just for wrecked vehicles, or bringing them in from out of state.

About 2/3 of the California does emissions inspections annually (or is it every 2 years?), but not on bikes. In my area, they only do emissions on cars change of ownership.

Change of ownership on bikes is easy, and could be done between CA residents even if the bike were stationed over seas. The only small complication would be that the annual registration sticker would need to be mailed to the bike's location to be put on the plate.
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