The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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I want to buy a bike in Brasil and ride it home to Canada
I took a flight here, and am now in Salvador Brasil. I would like to buy a bike and ride it home, but don't know if its possible. Do I need a Brasilian addresse to register ownership(Q).
Any advice would be appreciated.
Just a few words of caution. Getting your motorcycle registered in Canada may be extremely difficult. The Canadian Registrar of Motor vehicles said that No motorcycles less, than 15 years old, that were not made for a North American market are able to be registered in Canada. However if you manage to cross the border I think you may be able to register it. I did.
Be careful of the customs guys.
In Brasil you may be able to get better deals on bikes in Manaus as it is duty free, be careful of the Brasilian made 'japanese' bikes such as the HOnda Xr250s. I believe that they are using lower quality components than those made in Japan.
I tried unsuccesfully to buy a bike in Manaus where I was living even though I had working papers. I could buy the bike, I just couldn't register it in my name, this could be problematic. If you have a good friend in Toronto it may be possible for them to send you a licence plate and some papers...
Your post has been moved from the "events" page where it definitely doesn't fit, to the best fit: "Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else!"
Lost1 is correct, registering a Brazilioan bike in Canada is theoretically impossible, and practically speaking extremely difficult or impossible depending on the province.
Getting registration and plates sent down is impossible - there is no way Canadian MVB is going to issue plates without seeing the bike.
If you can't register the bike in Brazil in your name you won't be able to get out of the country with it, or into the next one if you should be able to "manage" getting out. It's been tried.
check the HUBB forum "Travel Bikes for sale" and see if there is anything suitable available somewhere in SA. Bolivia - Walter Nosiglia's shop in La Paz - is a good place to start if you want to buy a bike and take it out of the country. Brazil is not.
If you do buy a bike and ride it home and can't register it, you could advertise it on the HUBB for sale, and sell to someone who wants to ride to SA and sell there.
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