Has anyone airfreighted disassembled bikes?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by Oscar Giudici, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Oscar Giudici

    Oscar Giudici Osc

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    I am one of three Australians looking to freight bikes (Yamaha Ag200's- 1980's -don't ask) to Nepal / India from Australia. I have heard that some people have disassembled bikes and posted them separately to their destination to reduce freight costs because it is not classed as a vehicle.
    Does anyone have any experience of this? I'm after info!
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  2. Mark Manley

    Mark Manley Long timer

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    No experience of this but plenty of shipping/flying bikes and I don't think there is anything to be gained and a lot of hassle, the only benefit I can see is reducing volume but with flying the weight is also a factor. You will need a carnet de passage for them possibly in Nepal but certainly in India.
    The AG200 is a good choice of bike for Nepal/India but look into buying Indian built bikes in Nepal, they are much better quality than Chinese, usually built in conjunction with a Japanese partner and almost Japanese quality.
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