paperwork to sell a bike in germany

Discussion in 'Europe' started by lwolcott, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. lwolcott

    lwolcott n00b

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    Hi. I'm riding my motorcycle from Lisbon to Berlin this summer, and then was hoping to sell it in Berlin.

    I feel like I ought to look into the paperwork for this. Has anyone sold a foreign-registered bike in Germany? Right now the bike is registered in Portugal. I heard that the fee to transfer (is this called matriculation?) can be outrageous in some countries...

    Thanks for any tips,

    Luke
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  2. BGil

    BGil Been here awhile

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    Hello Luke,

    I'm currently in the process of selling my bike (registered in Belgium) to a German. When the deal is done, I will ask him if there are any fee. But my first tought is : it should be free, as in "free trade between the different members of the Schengen Agreement area".
    The things might be different for motorized engines.
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