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bkkbiker 31 Aug 2002 15:27

register my asian bike in europe
Hi folks,
I am new to this board and maybe you can help me with this. I have an old but dear yamaha bike which i have used with pleasure for the last couple of years here in Thailand. Now I would like to ship it with me to Germany. The problem is that this bike doesnt have a legal Thai registration, nor the legal paperwork. All I have is an invoice on the purchase of the engine (which i changed last year). Now, is it possible for me to get this bike to Germany, and also to get it registered, so that I can drive it on the streets without getting into trouble with the law???...And if, what would it cost?
Hope you can help me... http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

onlycookie 3 Sep 2002 18:41

Now THIS sounds a little tricky!
German registration is tricky enough, when you actually buy a bike HERE, but importing a (as German customs would assume) "stolen" bike without paperwork, no exhaust-check, no roadworthyness...
This is a Link someone posted somewhere else and I bookmarked it - seems to be quite interesting!


Best bet would be to ring your Embassy and ask those guys - I'm sure there's someone else with the same problem somewhere!

I RECKON it would be easiest (and maybe cheapest) to BUY a bike here and sell it afterwards - as far as that I could help you out, you just need to worry about rego and insurance...
...you see - not every bike in Germany is registered, but every bike on German ROADS is (including roadworthyness and insurance)!

Ah - a little something I forgot - if you can get a fitting German FRAME for the bike with a vehicle-letter (the paperwork - I assume you know what I mean) and so on I'm sure you won't get a prob with the parts - but be carefull - the exhaust-concerning regulations can be pretty nervewrecking - ist your FRAME older than '89 you shouldn't get into trouble though ;-)

[This message has been edited by onlycookie (edited 03 September 2002).]

bkkbiker 4 Sep 2002 12:58

...Thanks a lot... http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

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