Originally Posted by seantucker1982
Or, is it possible to buy a motorrad in Deutschland and register the bike there? Would I have to do it under the name of a German citizen?
Bobcat answered your first question. Nobody keeps track of foreign vehicles, so if you keep it licensed and insured at home, this should suffice.
Better even if you find a possibility to park the bike on private grounds. That would allow you to deregister it for the period of time it isn't in use, thus saving you a few bucks. Naturally you'd have to have the licensing and insurance done before starting off on a trip...
The answer to the second question is: No. At least in Germany. Here you'd need some permanent resident to register the bike for you. Exception to the rule: If you buy a bike here as a foreign citizen, you can obtain an export rego valid from 1/4 up to a year max - to enable you to export your vehicle. he rego office sells the necessary insurance and collects the tax for the time the rego is valid.
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