Originally Posted by Quintin
No US taxes to pay (I bought from a private seller).
The key words are "private seller." However, if you are buying new or used from a dealer, and the transaction goes across state lines, there are often no taxes to pay, either, but that may differ depending on if the state is money hungry (ie. California or New York). I live in Arizona, and just mail ordered a Chinese manufactured GY-series enduro from California and did not have to pay any sales tax. However, if the transaction went the other way from Arizona to california, I would most likely have had to pay a sales tax. If you are buying from a dealer (used or new) in the particular US state that you are located in, you are responsible for sales tax, but if you are shipping the bike straight out, you may be able to avoid sales tax if the dealer arranges for the shipping, and you never actually take possession. (Duty free) (Just like shipping across state lines--no sales tax) Also, unless you are registering the bike in the US, there should be no road tax, either, on this side of the "pond."
To sum it up, if you are doing a straight ship out of the US like Quintin did with his rig, you would have no sales or road tax. If you are riding the bike around in the states, and register it here, you would have to pay registration fees (and sales tax if you are buying from a dealer). No sales tax if from a private party, however. Hope this helps...