Good idea or bad?

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Good idea or bad?

Post by jfink » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:25 pm

A friend and I want to ride in Europe. Our choice for getting a bike there are:

1) Ship with our bikes over with the usual hassle of import regulations
2) leasing a bike but having something we can't adjust with our own stuff and the potential for expense if there is a tip over/accident
3) buying a bike in the EU somewhere, potentially storing it there (we have found some cheap storage in Germany +/-$400 US per year), making a few trips over then ultimately selling when we are done.

We are leaning towards option 3 but don't know what kind of mess this is to get everything registered, taxes ... blah, blah, blah.

Is there anyone on this forum, who would have experience or knowledge and/or opinion of these options?

2017 SDGT, 2014 BMW GTLE, 2014 KTM 500Exc, 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar, 2004 Honda Goldwing

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