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Buying a bike in Ghana/Togo

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A good friend of mine and myself are planning a trip from ghana/togo to morocco in summer 2010. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to buy bikes in or around these countries so we would not have to ship them over.
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Hi,
I'm planning the same trip. I want to leave in Nov. 2010 and have 1 month for travelling. Don't do this in the summer time, you will melt away. It is to hot in the summer.
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Thanks for the info, however it is the only time I have available to do it. From what I have been asking a month is a really short time to make the trip but is doable, without a lot of sightseeing. I will probably wear extremely light protection for most of the journey to ensure that I remain cool.

Check out my post in route planning for more info on the route you will be taking.
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Thanks for the info, however it is the only time I have available to do it. From what I have been asking a month is a really short time to make the trip but is doable, without a lot of sightseeing. I will probably wear extremely light protection for most of the journey to ensure that I remain cool.

Check out my post in route planning for more info on the route you will be taking.
Do a search for previous posts about buying in Accra. I´m on the road and can´t do it for you (besides, i think you might need the practice). There´s at least one dealer in Accra plus lots of places to buy used. 250 is considered a large bike, however, and options for outfitting will be scant (i.e., nonexistant if you´re in a hurry, which you will be).

And yeah, I hope you´re being realistic about your abilities and understanding of what ¨hot¨ means in this context.

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If you are buying new, TonyTogo in Lome, Togo is a big KTM dealer, last time I was there they had like 30-40 new KTM bikes on display.
Prices are like buying in Europe.

For used, you you should be able to buy in Togo or Acrra/Kumasi in Ghana. Lots of bikes for sale at Accra but usually more variety in sports bike than dual sports.
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we are selling :)

We will go in february from morroco to ghana and we plan to sell the two Honda AfricaTwins in Accra. We will arrive in Accra no later than 1st of march.
Is somebody interested in buyind the bikes in Accra? As you imagine are well prepared for a long trip from europe to ghana.

Or somebody can point us some good dealer?
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Unfortunately we are gonna be there in June... Let us know who you sold the bikes to however.
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I will probably wear extremely light protection for most of the journey to ensure that I remain cool.
I can assure you, in June you will be far from 'remaining cool'!!!

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