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Old 05-21-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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where in Europe bikes are cheaper? and easier to register?

I am thinking Poland? or Turkey? or any place in East Europe - where?

cheap to buy?

cheap to register?

cheap to insure?

what else to consider?

I am thinking of flying in and buying something like KLR650 or DR650 to ride east Europe .. and then leaving it for next summer at friends house in EU or outside of EU for the next summer .. I have no idea where to buy/register/insure .. to save hassle and money ...

any advice is very much appreciated ..

thank you so much ..
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:23 AM   #2
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Residential status is required to register a vehicle in the EU for common use.
Export registration is possible too, but quite expensive and not for your intended duration.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:58 AM   #3
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Old 05-23-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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+1 on Wheatwhacker

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979

Countries ridden on a bike he helped me buy in IE, which is still in EU.
POL • SK • HU • SLO • BG • MK • IT • ME • DE • CZ • CH • MC • AL • A • IE • AND • ES • GBR • FR• HR • BIH • SRB • MK

Next: MA, P, SCO, SWE, DK, FIN, NOR, EE, LV, LT

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:11 AM   #5
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868979

Countries ridden on a bike he helped me buy in IE, which is still in EU.
POL • SK • HU • SLO • BG • MK • IT • ME • DE • CZ • CH • MC • AL • A • IE • AND • ES • GBR • FR• HR • BIH • SRB • MK

Next: MA, P, SCO, SWE, DK, FIN, NOR, EE, LV, LT
Ken - Jesum, I grew up in Europe and I still need to google to decipher all these countries Glad to see that you visited Slovakia.

I can also vouch for Martin and his business, Motofeirme. He is set up exactly for scenarios like this and his list of satisfied customers is growing, including myself. Bikes are cheaper in Ireland than in most parts of Europe, annual tax/registration is very reasonable and you do not need to be a resident to be registered. When I entered Romania and later re-entered the main EU zone in Hungary they just took my title, ran a computer check, and all was good.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
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Question Buy ride & ship or buy there?


Because my home and motorcycles burned to the ground recently, I am considering an indefinite visit to Europe. I've not been east of João Pessoa, Brasil or west of Hawaiian Islands.

Should I buy a 1200 GS in Hollywood and ship it when I reach the east coast or fly to Ireland (or?) and buy something there? A Brasilian friend I visited went to Deadhorse then shipped his bike to Japan to circumnavigate. I'm more about finding friends on the way than end points or monumental goals yet my last ride was 50,000 miles.

I'll check HUBB but might buy something this week that all my possessions fit in.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #7
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In Italy you could buy a bike (Cars too) as a foreigner . registrar with EE plates that allo ws you to ride for 12 months , and also to buy the bike without VAT that is a hefty 22%
After a year you have to sell the bike or export it .
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:09 AM   #8
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Residential status is required to register a vehicle in the EU for common use.
Export registration is possible too, but quite expensive and not for your intended duration.
This might apply to Germany and some other EU countries but certainly not all of them including the UK and Ireland.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:43 PM   #9
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Check out the website 'donedeal' in Ireland, they list lots of bikes. You'll get an idea of costs, etc. motofeirme is a great asset....near Cork
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:40 PM   #10
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+1 for Martin at Motofeirme (Wheatwacker). He takes all the uncertainty of doing business in a foreign country via long distance out of the equation. Answers all questions, handles all the paper and ground work and you're ready to ride away right after you arrive in Kinsale, and perhaps share a pint or two with Martin. Highly recommend.

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