Transit number plate in Germany for motorcycle export

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  1. RadekSkylark

    RadekSkylark Been here awhile

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    Hello, guys!

    Recently I sold my Transalp and I'm now looking at another motorcycle to purchase. I'm from Latvia and I've been looking around mobile.de for decent deals.

    I've heard that there are some guys who find motorcycles for themselves, fly to Germany, buy the bikes, get transit number plates and ride back home (small trip).

    There is a possibility that I would want to go this route as well, but I don't know anything about getting transit number plates for a motorcycle bought in Germany, so I was hoping that maybe someone here could help me with information.

    Thanks
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    MichaelJ Long timer

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    alicethomas Been here awhile

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  4. BGil

    BGil Been here awhile

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    I checked the Belgian legislation to answer a similar question a few months ago, so if you want to look for a Belgian used bike (Brussels-Riga: 1800 km) I can tell you that :
    - An export plate will cost you 75 € and is valid for 30 days.
    - If you make your request in the main office in Brussels before 14.00, you can get your plate the same day from 17.00 to 18.00 (from Monday to Friday only), which means that you don't need a Belgian address to send the plate to.
    - You bike will have to be insured to request the plate; it can be insured in the destination country if it's a member of EU.
    - Bikes tend to be slightly cheaper in Belgium than in Germany but I'm not sure if it's worth the additional km.
    - Of course, the market is much smaller than Germany.

    One of the biggest websites for used cars/bikes: https://www.2ememain.be/moto/moto/?language=fr&p=be. The website is only in Dutch and French.
    For example, looking for a Transalp gives only 22 results : https://www.2ememain.be/moto/moto/honda/2/transalp/?alleen_titel=0
    Google translate is your friend, but you can ask me for help.
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