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Hey, sorry I thought you posted this thread 2 years ago but that was your join date, I just saw you posted it the same day as me . Anyway, when will you be in Paraguay? I was thinking that maybe we could join forces? I'll be arriving in Asuncion the 12th.
We, two friends and I, are now in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, and we are trying the same thing. A girl from the turist info said that it is impossible to buy a bike in Paraguay and cross any border of another country in SA, because we are not Paraguayn citizens. But we are not giving up. Maybe it is possible and we like to know your experience. Please tell us if you know more!
I asked for this at the dealer I'm buying my bike at and he never heard of such a thing. He then called someone to ask if it was forbidden to "export" bikes for foreigners and he was told it was not the case. He seemed like an honest guy, he was very friendly and trying to help me decide which was the best bike for me to buy, even if it was a cheaper one. I decided to just try it and worst case scenario I'll have to bribe a few customs officers, which shouldn't be a problem in Paraguay from what I've heard hehe (I read that there is actually no checking at the border at all at ciudad de este because the amount of traffic is just insane?). Anyway. I should be the proud owner of a brand new Kenton Eagle 200 in a few days, yeah baby .
I'll buy it from a dealer from Chacomer, they are the #1 bike producer & seller in Paraguay, so I figured they should be pretty reliable and it should be easy to get spare parts if necessary. The bike itself cost me 6.3M guarani (about 1250 euro), there were cheaper ones that also looked very good (Kenton 150R, 4.5M guarani) but I just liked this model so I figured I should spent a little more (still very cheap imho) to get the one I liked best. Oh and you also get a free riding course, two free (obligatory if you want to keep your 6 month guarantee) maintenance check-ups, helmet, reflective vest and a can of oil, if I understood everything correctly haha. The process of officially registering the bike will take 20-30 days, but you can use it in the mean time to ride around in Paraguay (or just travel by bus to other destinations and pick up your bike later on). I was told it's also possible to insure the bike if it has not been officially registered as yours yet, but I should get more info on that in a couple of days. It seems like a pretty good deal to me, fingers crossed .
To add to the post above, I also send a mail to Klein Motos in Asuncion, which is often referred to on this site, and they replied the following:
Buenos dias, no existe ninguna restriccion con la compra o el transito de motocicletas registradas en Paraguay. El unico incoveniente es que los tramites de registro de la motocicleta se demoran aproximadamente un mes y sin eso no puedes entrar en otro pais.
That the only thing you have to do know is just hang out for a month, get those papers in order and then head out!
I once stayed in Asuscion for about 3 weeks, entered into Paraguay via Ciudad del Este, and exited the same way. Never paid for my visa (required as an American). The amount of traffic through that city is incredible.
Congratz with your bike, nice one. With some help of an Czeck lawer we bought 3 bikes (150 CC Leopard) for 3 Million Gurani. We get the papers and the plate in less than a week because we arranged the paperwork at an office directly. We leave for Argentina next week!
was in foz a few days ago and spoke to a german guy who bought a leopard 125cc ,got bike in two days and plate in one week and even got a paraguia driving licence for $10.00 seems very easy crossing the border no problem at all
when the guys from the bike shops tell you there's nothing wrong to sell bikes to foreigns they are right, but the problem is that you should have a driving licence and the imigrant identity from paraguay, in this case you should try to buy a bike in ciudad del este that's border with Brazil(Iguazu), the reason is that the guys from ciudad del este know exactly what the border control officers ask when you cross from one country to the other and what you need to stay in another country with the bike, I saw the same germain guy that MARIO AGIUS saw with his bike.
When you buy the bike they give you the "whole package" with ID and driving licence, can you believe that!!! I'm from Iguazu and I've got yamaha with UK plate, a taiga 125cc brand new bought for 900 dolars with all the paperwork and a Brazilian car, if you're thinking about buying in Paraguay do let me know so I can give you some help
Hey kamil, that's what they usually do in paraguay, of course not the main dealers but all the garages in general, if you check above there's a post from mario agius about a germain guy who bought a leopard 125cc, driving license and ID, I knew it was very easy to do so, but the guy just couldn't speak any spanish and a very badly english, that's why I was surprised.
If you get interested just let me know and I can give a look when I pass in front of a bike shop in paraguay so you can go straight to the point and know exactly how much you'll spend, the only problem is that you may have to wait for a few days till everything is done but I believe that shoudn't be a big problem.
I´ve been reading through this thread and noticed it is fairly recent, and would appreciate ANY feedback that anyone might have on their recent experiences buying a motorcycle in Paraguay as I will be arriving there in 2 weeks from Brazil and plan to do the same.
I have heard to budget for about a month´s wait in order to have everything processed...has anyone found a way to speed this process up? Also, what kind of license is needed to drive a bike in Paraguay and some of the surrounding countries (if any foreigner has the experience of being stopped by Police). Lastly, leaving the country - how did people fair leaving Paraguay as foreigners with their bikes?
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