Living/working in France; need motorcycle!
I am looking for advice for an American wishing to own a bike in France.
I 'm applying for a position in France that would have me living there for 6 months to a year, so of course I'll have to have something to ride! I have heard that used bikes are cheaper in the UK, and that seems true based on what I've seen online. Anyone know the procedure for an American, buying a UK bike, bringing it to France? Would it be easier to just buy in France? Any hurdles for that?
Anyone looking to sell or do a bike swap? I ride DS/SM bikes. Have a KLX650SM and an XT350 that I just rode around Central America. Had a KLR650 and KLR250, both stolen. Damn Minneapolis street thugs. (Seen 'em?) I would also consider an Enfield, but then I'd keep it and put a diesel in it. Working on a diesel in the XT this winter. My bikes are in the US; MI/WI/MN.
I had a bad experience with a Chinese dual sport I bought in Ecuador while I was living there. Swing arm bolt broke. I don't recommend them. I don't recommend buying them here either, the damn things are everywhere these days, but at least here there is access to proper medical care. My buddy almost lost an arm...
Sorry to ramble. American. France. Motorcycle. How? Thanks.
"The journey is the destination"