For Sale - The Ultimate Overlanding DRZ :)
At the moment, the bike is at my parent's house in Winchester, and I am up at my house in Leamington Spa - so at the moment this is an attempt to canvas opinion and assess interest in the bike in its current form. The bike was due its first MOT in early November but this would be done fresh for the new owner if sold.
The bike is a DRZ 400 SM, it is actually the K7 model, but first registered in November 2008 on a "58" plate. I bought it with 106 miles on the clock in late August 2009, and turned it into what you see here. It was built up for a trip through central Asia, Mongolia and Siberia, detailed at www.brighton2expeditions.co.uk/siberia (though admittedly we've still not quite finished telling the story of the BAM road and eastern Siberia on the blog). When it had just been finished, it looked like this:
The trip finished last summer and the bike has been back in the UK, resting in my folks' garage since getting back to the UK in August 2011. The bike now has 25300 miles on it. During the trip the oil was changed every 2500 miles (1000 less than the Suzuki interval) with the oil filter changed at the Suzuki filter interval. The ignition pick up failed in Mongolia, so a brand new stator from Electrex World was flown in and fitted in Ulaanbaatar. One chain and sprockets was fitted on the BAM road, another in Moscow and that has just done road miles back to the UK and has loads of life left. Nothing else went wrong with it.
My original plan was to keep the bike for another trip, but now I think the next big trip will be on a push bike (how hard can it be?). Plan B was to take all the "expedition kit" off the bike, sell it separately, and sell the bike as a high-mileage standard SM. But if there's interest in the bike fully built up, then it would save me the trouble of stripping it all back down again and the total price would reflect this. If there were parts included the new owner didn't want, they could always sell them on. We'll call this Plan C.
The extras are:
Before the new owner got the bike, I would give it:
I'd welcome offers around £2500 for the bike as it is now but with a fresh MOT. PM me if you're interested, would like to see the bike, make an offer, or to find out more...
Do you know how complex it would be for a non-EU citizen to register this bike in England?
I suspect that if you could find someone with a UK address to agree to have a bike you buy registered to you at their address, it should be precisely no problem.
The big problem you'd have with registering this particular bike is that it's already sold! Sorry, thought I'd already removed it... :(
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