KTM New Zealand Rally + extended tour.. Options/help needed

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by CC Ryder, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. CC Ryder

    CC Ryder Adventurer

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    Hey mates!

    I am in Utah (an absolute amazing place to ride!) and an am an experienced off road rider.. I own a 2017 KTM 300 XCW and a 2011 KTM 990 (blue/Dakar). I've dreamed of visiting NZ for years. Having been introduced to big bikes a few years ago.. now, the.. fantasy, is riding a KTM twin in NZ.. Furthermore, I would love to enter the 2017 Rally! My 990 is setup extensively and would be my obvious choice in how I'd like to do it. Time is not much of a consideration.. Money is of course. I have read old threads, have emailed people with experience.. and I have pretty well ruled out shipping my own 990. Sounds like an absolute PIA.. and an expensive one. So, I have a few other ideas on how to do this. My realistic time frame is arrive 12-1-2017 and depart mid to late January.. or february! I have one friend who is talking serious about joining.. but, I'm planning on solo as its my dream.. and im the one taking the initiative.. I'd like any input, help or advice anyone may be able to provide. Options or ideas I have are:

    1) Buy a 990/1190 there with a lead to re-sale or a "buyback" deal worked out with seller.

    2) Buy another bike here, ship it.. and sell it there.. I know of a sweet 06 950S here right now for a good price.. I haven't looked into how to sell a "US spec" bike there..

    3) Rent a bike for the Rally.. then buy or rent a car to tour around afterwards.

    I hope I can figure this out! NZ is a 15 year old dream! Thanks again everyone!
    Jason
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  2. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Hi, check out trademe.co.nz for an idea of local bike prices. For shipping ask Mainfreight, That'll tell you if it's worth shipping something over. I'm no expert but it is possible to import a bike to sell here, you'll need to pay a 15% sales tax duty & pass a safety inspection, biggest issues can be non-standard exhausts & brake components, & you may need to get a RHD spec headlight that dips properly. NZ customs & LTNZ websites have good info.

    Have fun & come by for a beer when you get to Rotorua.
    Clint
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  3. CC Ryder

    CC Ryder Adventurer

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    Thank you very much for the reply! I re-posted this in the NZ forum.. Might get more response there!

    I did check out the links you provided.. and have been in contact with Mainfreight via phone. So far it looks encouraging.. at least getting it there. He needed to reach out to some other people in the business to get the return details. I also looked at what appears to be a NZ "ebay" equivalent.. found a few 9*0's posted.. So, that may be a realistic option too. Hoping to hear from someone who is a die hard 990 owner!

    Thanks again!
    Jason
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