Uganda-Importing a Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by mangihagen, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. mangihagen

    mangihagen n00b

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    I am moving to Kampala in February 2019 and am considering importing my used WR450F as a personal vehicle. Has anyone imported a bike recently? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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  2. rydetheworld

    rydetheworld All you need is a little dirt

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    I can put you in contact with a couple of people who have. Expect to pay about 50% of the value that the URA officers here decide. On a WR450 I would guess about $2000 worth of taxes once it lands in Uganda. There is a market here for them, but you can also find a bike potentially already here for a bit cheaper than importing.
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  3. mangihagen

    mangihagen n00b

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    Thanks for the information. Any connections or contact information that you can provide would be much appreciated. It is sounding expensive with the shipping costs and taxes, that I am seriously considering selling it here and finding something in Uganda.
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  4. usgser

    usgser Long timer

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    I would start with your nearest Uganda Embassy and run your plan through them
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