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Buying a bike in Uruguay?

Hey I'm in the process of putting together a trip for March. Currently I'm thinking of flying to Buenos Aires and getting the ferry across to Montevideo to get a bike then riding across Argentina to Santiago then north to Peru, Ecuador and maybe Colombia.

Does anyone know if its possible to buy a bike in Uruguay and taking it out of the country? Are there any other issues that could crop up? Insurance/internation driving license (I have full UK motorbike license)

Any advice would be ace.
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You will need an International Drivers License for all locations and insurance in Argentina for sure.
As for the ability to purchase in Urugury, I will get back to you on that.
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I got some info from a friend living in Uruguay and he said it would be a headach for a non-resident to purchase a vehicle there.


Better to try to buy in Argentina.
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Hello skiberdi,

what was your experience with buying a bike for your trip?
I want to go to Uruguay, Argentina and then Chile in April and also want to buy a bike there.
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This thread is 7 years old, and the original poster hasn't posted anything since 2011, so I doubt you'll get a response. However, you might try looking at his profile and sending him a PM/email.

When you search on his profile for previous posts, you'll see these threads:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...e-uk-reg-57533

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...a-border-57353

...so it looks like he did get to South America, bought an XT600, and had a bit of a tour before he sold it.
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