In februari '98 my brother and I shipped our suzukis DR 600 from Santos
(near Sao Paulo) to Rotterdam, Holland. We made only a verbal agreement
about all the costes.They would sent our bikes in a container. They did,
but only our 2 bikes in one container. They made up some new "rules" for
exporting a bike. So when our bikes arrived in Holland we had to pay
about US$ 2000 for each bike instead of the more normal fee about
US$600. We paid, because we had our bikes on Carnet. And i love my
I only want to say, make very good written agreements, otherwise you can
have a lot of extra costs later.
Later after our our trip in South America we realised that no touring
organisations for organised tours ship their bikes to or from Brasilia.
I guess they know why...