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Old 11 Dec 2006
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Possible to buy motorcycle in South Africa?

Is it Possible to buy 250cc off road motorcycle in
South Africa?

1.Registration for foreigner(I´m Korean)
2.Carnet for Iran,Egypt,Parkistan..Etc..
3.Then Never came back to South Africa.

I´d like to see my F650GS in Argentina then fly to
South Africa then buy the motorcycle there.
Then keep going round the world..

Please,Let me know..

THanks..!!
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South Africa

Hi,

There is no problem purchasing a motorcycle in South Africa even as a foreigner. There are various good dealers around to choose from. The Carnet you can get from the Automobile Association of South Africa and you can travel to most countries with it. Should you not return the motorcycle to South Africa you will however loose the deposit that you have to put down obtaning the Carnet.

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Frank
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Deposit,How much?

How much deposit I have to pay.?
I mean How Percent? If I go to Iran and Egypt.

Do you have the Preminum Insurance for Deposit
which is much cheaper and Non-refundable?

Oh..I didn.t think about the depost..!!
It{s a huge Money..!!

Thanks..!
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You do not loose your deposit if you do not return as long as you prove a final import with all import duties covered for the vehicle to the issuing authority.
The deposit used to be 100% but some countries (Egypt!) are famous to give you trouble by simply not accepting the carnet so you might have to put down an even higher deposit to cover for those countries, temporarily import the vehicle into these countries or avoid them.
Very little choice in SA looking at new bikes (officially imported):
The Suzuki DR 200 will probably be your best bet. Second hand looks better. There are good numbers of XT, XL and KLR250 of all vintages around and they are often reasonably priced.
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