Ship or buy in South America
I'm hoping someone can offer some quick advice on getting a bike in or to Columbia. I’m planning a trip to South America in January 2011, starting in Bogota, Columbia for two months, then heading on a road trip through Peru, Brazil and Argentina for four months. Would it be better to buy the bike here in Toronto, Canada, and ship to Bogota, or to buy the bike in Columbia. I’ve had shipping quotes of around $1000 one way and I’ve heard it can be difficult to cross the border out of some South American countries where the bike was purchased. I’ve also heard that bikes aren’t cheap in South America and so I’m likely not going to save money by purchasing down there. I'm planning to buy either the BMW F800 or Suzuki V-Strom650. Any quick advice would be greatly appreciated.