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shipping to canada or buying a bike in canada

not sure whats best, to ship a bike to canada or to buy over there..... planning a 3 month trip in canada and notice that bikes are alot cheaper over there than here in the uk, but cant seem to find anyone who can help me out with bike insurance over there, if i do buy there, not being a resident......... can anyone please give any info. like if they have purchased a bike for touring , who did they insure with or any info really as my head is well and truely in the sand... cheers
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not sure whats best, to ship a bike to canada or to buy over there..... planning a 3 month trip in canada and notice that bikes are alot cheaper over there than here in the uk, but cant seem to find anyone who can help me out with bike insurance over there, if i do buy there, not being a resident......... can anyone please give any info. like if they have purchased a bike for touring , who did they insure with or any info really as my head is well and truely in the sand... cheers
Hi Siggsy,

I'm air frieghting my bike to Canada next year using Motorcycle Express(they advertise on the Shipping page). They appear to be highly thought of by all who've used them. They will also sort out your bike insurance for Canada and the States! Good luck with your trip
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nice one del boy. just had a quick look.. £900ish to toronto, im happy with that.... i emailed that lot a few weeks ago but they didnt respond regards to insurance, but closer to the time i travel i`ll go into it more........... what sort of trip you upto ? hope ya dont mind me asking.
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If you click on the insurance link on the M/Cycle Express site you'll be able to download details of their cover and cost tariff and proposal form.

I'm flying to Toronto mid-May next year and crossing Canada then into the US, then South to Ushuaia,North to Buenos Aires then West RTW to England. If you're in Canada around next Spring/Summer perhaps we'll run into each other(not literally!).

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looks like im gonna be a year to late to bump into you del boy......... spring 2008 is the earliest im gonna be able to set off after working 7 days a week till then, but its all worth it......... im hoping to to do east coast canada to west then upto anchorage, leave the bike up there, come home, graft 7 days a week again , back to anchorage , get the bike and head south to terra del fuego aswell...... im still in the "can this really happen to me", type frame of mind... anyway, cheers loads for the input again
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