Originally Posted by larrysimpson
I will be buying a bike in SA in Oct of this year for a trip north. As a Canadian I am a little unsure how easy the process will be to register the bike and insure it, etc. as a non-resident. Any advice on that? I will be looking at dual purpose bikes in the 650 cc range including the KLR. How do you find the prices?
Do you have a carnet or you going to try to get through without one? I am just going up as far as Ethiopia and looping back to South Africa.
larrynunavut at hotmail dot com
When you try to register the bike, they will ask you for your status expecting that you show them something that confirms you will be staying in SA for 2 years. However, this is SA and such a rule is a guidance. I'm here for the 2 year contract so I have a work permit and they were happy with this.
A standard insurance is easy and quick to get ... I'm looking around for more comprehensive insurance for the time of travelling ... we'll see.
As to the prices, you can expect to pay more than the US and European prices ... I'd say at least 30% more.
I'm going to get the carnet from the SA AA mostly because of Egypt. It looks like you don't need it given your plans.