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Looking for a motorbike to tour New Zealand

Hello,

I traveled on my Yamaha TT600 from Switzerland to Australia and now I am planning to visit New Zealand with my girlfriend for about 2.5 months starting November 2011.

Now we are looking for a bike which we can travel two up and with some luggage. Does anyone know if it is better to buy and sell a bike around Auckland or Christchurch? Capacity should be bigger than 600cc, Tourer/Dirtbike prefered. Price not more than 4500.- NZD

Do you know somebody who is selling a bike or even better could lend us one for this time...(for a fair amount, lots of traveller stories and a good swiss dinner. I am experienced in motorcycle maintenance and riding, over 90'000 km so far!) Would be awesome :-)

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Chris www.chrisontour.ch
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Hi Mate, for $4500 you should have no problem getting something to tour on. Have a look on Trademe: Dual purpose | Motorbikes | Trade Me

Keep us posted as to your travels & you are welcome to come stay at my place when you are in Rotorua.

Also check out the NZ FAQ on ADV: The Official NZ Frequently Asked Questions thread - ADVrider

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Auckland.

You are welcome to make contact with me I have some space and garage just north and west of Auckland City.
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Thank you for your replies!

Short update:
We are on the road since a week. I bought a Kawasaki KLR 650 (as a buy back option from a dealer) and she decided to ride her own bike (from a private person via trademe). Due to not having a licence, she got the learner licence (basic skilled course and theory exam) here and is now riding a Yamaha Scorpio 225.

Can't wait to explore this country further...

See you somewhere on the road!
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He TTsoli,

Wenn du im Januar und Februar 2012 noch in neuseeland bist k├Ânnen wir uns ja mal Treffen, schlage am 17. Jan in Auckland auf und muss dann erst mal meine Tenere aus dem Zoll bringen. denke ab. dem 19. Jan. bin ich auch on the Road.

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