Mexico to Argentina: where to start?
I'm thinking of taking a trip through Latin America. I ride BMW F650GS (2001), enjoying it.
It seems to be a nonsense to ship a 3000 EUR bike to the New World - it seems more rational to fly to ... and buy a bike there. The question is, where the best starting point would be to buy a bike, register it, do checks/service, and take off for the trip?
I am an Estonian (=EU) citizen, living and working in Germany, meaning I do not need visas in most (if not all) Latin American countries. The same goes with US and Canada. US seems to be the optimal candidate for a starting point, but then there are horrifying stories in another thread regarding vehicle registration in the US, so I'm not sure now.
Ideally, I'd buy a bike similar to what I have somewhere near an international airport as close to the Mexican boarder crossing as possible. Any suggestions?