Originally Posted by HendiKaf
Does any of you know how long can a foreigne bike be kept in the US, I live in the US but since the choice of bikes seems very poor for my taste I am considering buying one in Europe and since I am French I could tag it there and import it in the US like anyone wanting to travel . Could bea bit expensive and tidius but that will take care of my issue searching for my next bike for a 2 up RTW trip .
Thanks for your help.
When I took my XJR over to the USA last year I was granted 12 months temporary import. The docs were not checked when we popped into Canada and then back to the US again, nor am I sure if customs checked them when they were shipped back out.
I suppose you could take a chance, but if you were stopped by the police after 12 months were up, I suspect the bike would be impounded.
Best to import it permanently and pay the tax.