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waldo_one2 9 Nov 2012 23:52

Buying a bike in South Africa?
 
Has anyone from Europe bought one in South Africa and driven it back.
Any complications?

waldo_one2 9 Nov 2012 23:54

Also what are the legalities of riding a machine like the DR650 or CR650L back in Europe where it was'nt imported originally for emissions?

Warin 10 Nov 2012 02:23

Some see SA plates and think of the Apartheid era. This can lead to theft and other unpleasantness. :( Best to identify your nationality on the vehicle so all know it.

As for the importation you could go direct to the horses mouth and phone Customs and vehicle registration departments there?

waldo_one2 15 Nov 2012 11:23

Hhhmmm.... the apartheid thing, wow! never thought of that. But obviously a very fair point. I'll leave it....

Pumbaa 15 Nov 2012 12:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Warin (Post 399752)
Some see SA plates and think of the Apartheid era. This can lead to theft and other unpleasantness.

Really, how did you come to this conclusion...?

There are hundreds of bikes, 4x4 and even trucks traveling through Africa, registered in SA, and I have never heard of anyone having problems like this.

Have you been a victim of theft like this?

Pumbaa 15 Nov 2012 12:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pumbaa (Post 400492)
Really, how did you come to this conclusion...?

There are hundreds of bikes, 4x4 and even trucks traveling through Africa, registered in SA, and I have never heard of anyone having problems like this.

Have you been a victim of theft like this?

Forgot to add, have a look at this site for loads of friendly people who will be able to help you find a suitable bike.
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