Help for Australian to buy a bike in W'Europe
A friend put me onto HUBB forum and it has inspired me. Going riding for 3 months around West Europe. I did a search and couldn’t find old posts/articles with answers to my questions, so I hope someone will be kind enough to help me out with my enquiries.
Have been looking at my options. 1. Transporting my bike over by sea (not too keen about for various time restricting reasons), 2. Hiring a bike ( very costly for 3 months but do like the thought of all insurance , road side service and taxes already taken care of but not all allow the bike to be taken out of it’s boarders ) and 3. Buying a bike somewhere over there …..this is where I really need advice.
Looking at buying either in Spain; that’s where I’m landing and will be spending sometime with family before setting off. North Italy ; I need to meet my travelling companion there . Or UK; because that’s my first language and I have confidence in communicating on my own.
I normally ride a CBR600F that has been lowered to suit my height and have taken it everywhere,( it does mountains very well). So a similar capacity bike of sports/tourer type is what I’m looking for.
Does anybody know what is required in taxes, registration, insurance and legal requirements for this to be possible in these 3 different countries? I’d love to hear of your knowledge and/or similar experiences in these areas.
Enjoy the ride and safe travels.