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Enfield from Nepal easier?

Hi there,

planning to drive Enfield from Delhi to Bangkok. Off course, problems start all ready in India. Is hard to get a motorbike registered in India if your not a resident. Some on the bulletin board say that if you buy it in Nepal you don't have any problems at all. Who can confirm this and why is this better? Can I also get a carnet overthere (if necessary)?

Any driven an Bullet in Bangladesh?

Hope to hear from you soon.

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planning to drive Enfield from Delhi to Bangkok. Off course, problems start all ready in India. Is hard to get a motorbike registered in India if your not a resident. Some on the bulletin board say that if you buy it in Nepal you don't have any problems at all. Who can confirm this and why is this better? Can I also get a carnet overthere (if necessary)?
Hi Roland,

It's easy to buy and register an Enfield in India - technically it's illegal as a foreigner, but the police are generally open to persuasion and Enfield dealer are happy to take your money. The problem is that no one will issue a carnet for an Indian bike except the Indian Automobile Association and they won't issue one to a foreigner.

You can get a carnet for a Nepalese Enfield - I know that the RAC issued one recently for a friend of mine. Unfortunately, if you're buying a new Enfield, you'll find that they are more expensive in Nepal (nearly twice the price).

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Hey Roland
Hope you plan is going well.. How are you going to Thailand? Flying from Nepal or have you managed to get authority to head through Burma/Myanmar?
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Thanks for your advice guys. Haven't anything sorted out yet but I know there are two Dutch men in an 4wd crossing Myanmar.They got permission to drive straight thru. If one person is allowed.....
I think I'll just have to see when I get there at the border.

Do I need a carnet to cross the border with Bangladesh or Pakistan?
Is there no change at all to get a carnet in India? Where do you have to apply for these pieces of paperanyway? In India or (in my case) Holland?

I drove a Minsk from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur and never had troubles at the borders. Just some paperwork and stamps. This schould be possible in India too wouldn't it?

anyway, I'll keep you posted.

greetings,

Roland
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Roland,

I bought a Bullet last month in Nepal. Carnet issued by the RAC in London. No problems with India, Pakistan or Iran borders and no bribes needed either. Harvey is right in that the bikes are more expensive. Without the exchange rate I forget - but think about 50% more.

I do know there is another Dutch guy currently in Iran (Bart - he's on HUBB) who, with two others, has made it through on Indian bikes with no Carnet. However, for three bikes, I think it cost $150 India, $150 Pakistan, $100 Baluchistan and $180 Iran in bribes to get through - plus several hours at each border.

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