Moving to Oman help.

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by ChurchyOman, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. ChurchyOman

    ChurchyOman n00b

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    Hello All,

    This is my first post. I'm from the UK and am a keen motorcycle rider, I currently own a 2016 Street triple R and I enjoy touring on it to Scotland, wales etc.

    But soon I'm moving with work to Oman (Nizwa) and wondered what type of riding I will be expecting out there. I also ride Enduro bikes in the UK so enjoy Off-road too.

    I have tried to find some information online about Oman but seems rather limited, additionally I cant find much information regarding motorcycle sales or access to motorcycles. I was wondering if I could ship my Street triple out and run it out there on UK plates.

    Speak Soon regards Churchy
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  2. webnetxpress

    webnetxpress Adventurer

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    I lived in muscat about 10 yrs ago. at the time we had a harley davidson/Kawasaki dealership in town. there were minimal bikes out on the road- mostly harleys with an occasional sport bike. the roads were pristine condition for riding. but i would opt for an adventure or dual sport bike and then you can go anywhere. there is a lot of wadi bashing and beach riding to be done.
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  3. richeyroo

    richeyroo XT600 34L, CRF450X, ZXR750J1

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  4. ChurchyOman

    ChurchyOman n00b

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    doesn't look like anyone is updating that site. no posts since 2014
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  5. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    Oman is a fantastic place to ride. If you are moving to Muscat you might get bored with repeating the same routes over and over if you stick to just the black top. But as someone mentioned earlier, if you go with a dual sport, the world is your oyster. In the time I've been, I've have gone from a Yamaha R1 to a KTM 1190 Adventure, KTM 690 Enduro and now a CCM GP450. I find the smaller the bike I get, the further it will go. Now I'm down to a bike that weighs only 125KG, I can get just about anywhere. There are very few access restrictions here so you might as well take advantage of it.

    You can import your street tripple but would have to pay import duty of 5% and wouldn't be able to run it on UK plates. Registering bikes in Oman is fairly simple tho and can be done in a few hours
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