Motorcycle Rentals and sales in Kenya -

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by acrossafrica, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. acrossafrica

    acrossafrica Braap!

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    check us out at www.motoadvkenya.com - we have motorcycle rentals- & sales - Guided and Unguided tours - as well as rent gear for that transit adventurer- look us up better yet ask those questions and we will be happy to point you in the right direction- our contacts are US and Kenya as per website - Happy Trails!
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  2. KKeltner

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    Wondering about information riding in Kenya and rentals
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  3. De Buurman

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    Making plans for my next trip, I was wondering what the possibilities are to travel to or from Kenya/Tanzania to Europe (where I live).

    1. Is it possible for a European to buy a motorcycle in Kenya and get the paperwork done in a few days (ownership and insurances; I don't want to spend weeks in one city to arrange this, I want to get on the road).
    2. What does a bike cost at a dealer? (at your website there are a few bikes without pricing, could you for example tell me the price of the used KLR and XR650L and their mileages?)
    3. Is it possible to import a European bike in to Kenya, or is it not worth the effort? (for example in Argentina it will cost you 50% of the catalog price (new price) just for the taxes, so it's not feasible)
    4. Do you know what shipping a bike from Kenya to Europe will cost?

    (I've also send these questions by email to the company, but maybe it's also interesting for others here on the forum)
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  4. De Buurman

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    I've received an answer by email:

    We apologize for the late response, below we have tried to respond to your requirements as best as we can.

    1. Is it possible for a European to buy a motorcycle in Kenya and get the paperwork done in a few days (ownership and insurances; I don't want to spend weeks in one city to arrange this, I want to get on the road). No, you need a tax ID and a resident ID however there possible legal workarounds that will facilitate this.
    2. What does a bike cost at a dealer? (at your website there are a few bikes without pricing, could you for example tell me the price of the used KLR and XR650L and their mileages?)
    The KLRs start at $6500 while the XR $7500and these are duty paid and registered with titles/logbooks which you need for border crossing or to acquire the C32 border control form.
    3. Is it possible to import a European bike in to Kenya, or is it not worth the effort? (for example in Argentina it will cost you 50% of the catalog price (new price) just for the taxes, so it's not feasible) Not worth the pain.
    4. Do you know what shipping a bike from Kenya to Europe will cost? Shipping varies from one shipper to another with that said costs we run between $900 - $1600 . depending on how much handling and prep work in involved. Taxes excluded.

    Regards
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  5. random1781

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    Little late reply here, but I rented a KLR from MotoADV Kenya a while ago and had a great experience both dealing with them and riding around the country. Happy to answer any questions anyone might have.
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