Iran without Iran 2019 :-)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by raisto, May 20, 2019.

  1. raisto

    raisto Tiger 800

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    So I went to Iran, arranged all the necessary papers and they five days before my arrival, began to observe the age-old ban on motorcycles over 250cc. So I argued for a while and then put a kebap, bought cigarettes and went back to Turkey.
    I keep track of the situation and sometimes somebody has managed to switch over somewhere, but the situation is getting worse now, now they have a list of big bikes, so nobody can convince them, they don't know 250 from 1000, all the paper is written, that's true .
    I spent two days in Iran without a motorbike, the country is undoubtedly beautiful, we'll see how it develops, maybe I'll have to go on a second bike, which is Suzuki GN 250, at least it will be a bit more hardcore :-)
    However, at the moment the situation is as it is.
    So I took a nice ride in Turkey back and forth in the calm winter weather, I did not stretch it to leave somewhere where they would not mind - too much freedom :-)

    Photos later :-)

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  2. raisto

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  3. crimean

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    Fantastic photos. Got more?
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  4. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Stir crazy

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    The speeded up balloons are great.
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  5. bozo92

    bozo92 Been here awhile

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    Hi
    Just for info...
    I'm just back from a trip from Paris to Persepolis/Chiraz.
    We were, all together, a group of 36 bikes, Africa Twin, Beemers 1200/1250, so well above the regulation of 250cc.
    We went in and got the bikes out Iran (3 weeks ago), so it's possible, but has to be prepared well ahead with the proper Ministers.
    Certainly not at the border :muutt.
    It took us 5 hours to cross the border from Turkey to Iran...and 5 days to clear the customs back in France........:baldy:baldy:baldy

    Hope this helps the future travellers to Iran (fantastic sceneries and people:beer) 2019 09 10 Perse cmi 0831.jpg
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  6. raisto

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    Yes, the regulation is repealed and it is possible to travel to Iran again with a large motorcycle from September. I just arrived at the wrong time. Maybe next year...
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  7. rumpel

    rumpel Been here awhile

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    I saw your group in Persepolis ;)
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  8. bozo92

    bozo92 Been here awhile

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    Where you on the T700?
    A hell of a trip, isn't it?? Copie de 13102019-CREDITS MAEVA BARDY-1088176.jpg
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  9. rumpel

    rumpel Been here awhile

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    No, we were on 2 ktms lc8 . Me, my friend and his wife.


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    Maybe i'll write few words later :)
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  10. bozo92

    bozo92 Been here awhile

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    Yep I remember having seen those bikes. I'm too lazy to write anything about this month long trip from Paris to Shiraz, but it was a blast. 2019 09 10 Perse cmi 0369.jpg
    Stay safe.
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  11. Dragon88

    Dragon88 Been here awhile

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    Thwarted in 2019 because of the CC limit, was part of a group of overlanders who lobbied the Iranian Tourism dept, who were excellent in their support (thank you Mehdi) which was finally repealed. Unfortunately not long after I entered the CCP virus put paid to everything. A stunningly beautiful country with amazing people. Looking fwd to returning asap.
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  12. raisto

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    maybe this year :-)
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