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Old 01-05-2015, 07:31 AM   #1
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Location: Tours, Loire valley, France
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Buy and sell a motorcycle in Europe - France

Hi to all travellers intending a motorcycle trip in Europe !

if you plan a long term motorcycle trip in Europe there are 2 common solutions:
-You rent the bike
-You ship your bike

Both solutions can be very expensive.
But have you ever thought to a third option : buy and sell a motorcycle

Just like Martin (aka weathwacker in Ireland), we are offering a buy and sell option to all long term travellers intending to travel in Europe. We are located in Tours, in the Loire valley, in the centre of France just an hour and a half from Paris.
Our system works in a very simple way, you give us the amount of the bike when you leave and we give you the money back (deducted of fees) straight at the end of the trip, so you dont need to wait that the bike is sold to get your money back.

You have the choice between 2 options :

Classic buy and sell :

You ask for the type of bike you want and the budget you have, we provide the bike ready to go (insured and registered in your name). You pay the full amount when you pick up the bike and when you come back you get your money back minus the fees that apply.
Those fees are based on the mileage and duration of your trip (usually from 40% to 60% of the value of the bike).

Insurance :
I have a company here where I can insure you for 3rd liability at a fairly reasonable cost depending on the bike model of course. But if you have your own insurance that cover you for Europe then its fine. This insurance will cover you for all Europe, for some other countries you might need to get an insurance when you get to the border.

Driving licence
It is vital that you have a valid driving licence for Europe for at least 2 years. We always strongly recommend that you get an international license from your country.

If you deal with us I can store the bike for free until your arrival. Accommodation at no charge is also available if you need to take some time before leaving for your big trip !.

2 long terms rentals

We have a fleet of cheap road or dual purpose bikes (600 XT, 650 KLR, 600 Bandit, 650 GS etc) at a budget between 1500 to 4000
So if this solution suits you, you book the bike (already insured and registered) and take it for your trip. In that case the bike still belong to us and we provide insurance. This solution is like a rental contract but at a very low cost.
The same scale of budget/duration applies for the cost of that option. Ask us for a quote.

Anyway both options are definitely cheaper than shipping your bike or renting from a well established rental company. On top of that you save a full amount of time and money in paperwork and dealing with customs
We are also happy to provide any help to any traveller passing by.

Feel free to contact us for inquiries or for a quote of your project

WIsh you a good riding year 2015 !!


Laurent DOZIAS
Ride in Tours
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