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Poder (Power of Attorney) in Europe for US registered moto

I will be buying a US registered moto that is already in Europe and wondering whether creating and notarizing a document with mine and the owners name, and all the relevant bike details like year, model, license plate, VIN, etc. would be enough to have me legally use the bike and potentially cross borders to places like Turkey, Morocco, and non-shengen countries in Europe. I have previously done a poder in South America that worked fine and even gave me permission to sell the bike when I was done with it to another person who could continue to operate it with a newly drafted poder, but not sure what the process is in Europe. The bike will be in Greece, and not sure if I need a lawyer to draft a power of attorney in English and have that notarized, or whether I can simply write the document myself and describe the permitted use and have me and the owner sign this in front of a notary, or if there is maybe some other procedure or document that may be advisable for a situation like this.
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I would first try to transfer the bike in the bike's registered state, or your own state and see how that goes. You can often do that online, and get the papers mailed to someone in the US and then forwarded to you.

Otherwise it will need to be done in Greece, and translated into English, and potentially Arabic and Turkish, all meaning border hassles.
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I agree with Grant, much easier to just transfer title in the US; I've done this in the past (bought US-registered bike in Germany); as long as the registering state does not require an inspection (mine did not), it should be pretty easy.
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I have crossed quite a few borders this past year with a USA plated bike, I have Official Title, Official Registration, International driving permit, and the whole nine yards all original, it took nearly 4 hours to get through the Romanian/Moldova border not counting traffic wait times, I would never do it with any unofficial documents. Even with the Official documents that I have, they still demand "Original" Yelling it over and over like I'm giving them a fake.

I'm sure it can be done but I know your border crossing times will take FOREVER. I third Grants comments get a transfer if you can, if you go that route translate to German and Russian too. English documents don't help on non-shengen borders.
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