Is it possible and worth buying a BWM in USA ride it, and then ship back to UK
Figured this was the best forum to post it in...
My father and I want to do a coast to coast tour of the US this summer. For this we want to buy a single BWM R1200GS Adventure (I'll be using it in 2008 for a RTW trip).
So my question to you is:
- Is it possible to buy a bike in the US without a fixed address and legally ride it for three weeks before shipping it back to the UK?
- When shipping it back to the UK, what taxes other than VAT need to be paid? I understand I'd have to put it through a MSVA test, etc...
- Finally, am I completely bonkers and should I just abandon buying the bike abroad? I'm hoping there was some savings to be had given the single shipment and the weak $ rate
Any comments and thoughts will be grately appreciated.
Thanks everyone, Ben