I'm doing a USA trip middle of this year, loop from southern California to Prudhoe Bay and back. It is now decision time for the bike. Do I hire, take my own, or buy and sell. The decision is basically down to cost. There aren't that many rental places that hire adventure style bikes that I can find online! The best so far is from Vancouver and after insurance exchange rates etc would be about $4100 nz dollars. There are cheaper bikes but generally have crappy seats. http://www.cyclebc.ca/motorcycles/suzuki-v-strom-650 Buying a bike means that if I could buy, fix, tyres, insure and sell it for less than about 4k nz (3k4 us) then that would be the go. There are some reasonably farkled vstroms on craigslist (I use searchtempest http://www.searchtempest.com/results...sk=&subcat=mca). I did a trip to Oz about 3 years ago and the NZ freight company we used couldn't lie straight in bed when it came to costs, lesson learnt there! Anyway back to the question for this thread, has anyone freighted their bike to USA in the last few years or know someone that has. What did it cost you?