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Old 11-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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overseas shipping

Anybody shipped f800 bike overseas ...specifically IRELAND...and about how much am i looking to drop if i was going to do this just out of curiosity? I'm waiting on quotes from a few shipping companies but this site usually has all the universal answers so i thought id throw the questions out and see what transpires...
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Old 11-12-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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My dealer is willing to pack my bike into a new F800's crate and arrange shipping for a nominal fee + freight. The shipping company can deal with the sea logistics. If you go that route, post the results.

If your shipping yourself, this may be useful:

HOW TO SHIP YOUR MOTORCYCLE TO EUROPE Pt I by IRISH MURPH 2012

Also, Motorcycle Express and Motorcycle Shippers.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:50 AM   #3
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Well...looks like my older, longer haired distant relative is all over it even using the same company im getting a quote from
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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Well...looks like my older, longer haired distant relative is all over it even using the same company im getting a quote from
I'd love to hear updates on this if you have any. I might be moving to Ireland for a bit (from the US) and am currently trying to decide whether I should just sell my 990 Adventure and buy a new one when I get there, or try to ship it over.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:17 AM   #5
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I might be moving to Ireland for a bit (from the US) and am currently trying to decide whether I should just sell my 990 Adventure and buy a new one when I get there, or try to ship it over.
Depends.

If you're going to be there for a while (i.e. working or similar), you would be importing the bike, and will have to make it qualify for importation and licensing. This can be difficult and expensive.

If you're only there short term as a tourist, that isn't a problem.
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:25 AM   #6
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Some help here..
http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/vrt/lea...residence.html
Basically you have to have owned it for 6 mths before you move, be prepared for some paperwork.
Also try and get a ECWVTA cert for the bike if you can, it should be easy enough as it is a EU made bike, there are companies that sell the certs for a price but your dealer should be able to help you with this.
Keep all your bills etc etc. KTM's are reasonably common here but for your spec bike it may be better to have the one that you want.
Forget about importing from the rest of the EU/UK the VRT tax is prohibitive for most vehicles better to buy here or bring your own.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #7
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I imported my own bikes from CA.
Being a resident of both the EU and the USA, the VRT was waived.

If your working here for a year or more, you can also get the VRT waived under the change of residence status and legally sell the bike after one year of obtaining Irish license plates.

Shipping for a trip and then shipping back will be expensive, at least $800 USD each way.
I'm not sure if you are coming on vacation or moving here but, for any visit shorter than a month, renting is a more viable option.
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