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we're planning our first over land trip from india to new zealand and are thinking of buying a bike in india... any tips on acquiring documents etc there and other useful info would be appreciated.
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There are a few different choices of bike there in India, but as someone said, Nepal is a better place to export a bike from. If you are considering a 170cc Kinetic, don't! I know a couple of people here in NZ who bought them cheap and they have had lots of problems, especially with the clutch. I used a Enfield Bullet 500 when I was in India which was fun, but not my choice for overland. However plenty of people have done it so it is possible.
Nigel in NZ
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If you are riding in India, an ENFIELD Bullet is the bike to ride!!!!!!!
Without this maybe the experience is quite complete. Morever the bike is simple to work on and the most reliable among all the indian bikes!
Chris and Katie, ride to India if you can. Its more hassle in some ways because you will need a carnet for your bike (Iran Pakistan etc) But they are worth it. I know of two couples in Landrovers that crossed Burma and one couple on bikes, Simon and ??? ( help me here Parkie) in 2004. All spent months in India getting permission to cross I dont know the cost.
If thats outside of your budget, buy a enfeild in India and sell it when you leave, then pick up something in Asia to get around on. You may use a few bikes but with a bit of research you should be able to get by pretty cheaply, hell you might sell them for a profit. You could get a vespa in Cambodia and a Cub or Minsk in Vietnam. Everyone has small bikes so its no drama.
Mostly its warm so you dont need much clothing, hotels are cheap so dont bother with a tent, and restruants are cheap so dont bother with the stove and cooking gear.
Either way it would be great fun, the seconds just much cheaper.
We're just back in London having spent 16 months riding from UK to NZ...
Sure, it all depends on budget etc... but like some of the other posts on this thread, I would strongly recommend riding the whole way! Buying and selling a bike in India, and also Thailand is definitely an option, but riding out of India sounds like a logistical nightmare.
The leg between UK and Nepal was fabulous, and much easier than you would imagine.. It does get a little tricky from Nepal with Burma and China being more or less uncrossable, then there's the added cost of flying from Nepal to Bangkok(or wherever). Shipping from Dili to Darwin, then Melbourne to Auckland was fairly pricy, but all part of the journey...
If you've got the time and the money, ride the whole way, you wouldn't regret it!
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