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Taking motor bike here from overseas or buying one here

Post by Bonbon » Tue, 05 Dec 2006 11:50 pm

Does anyone know the registration process, and how much it is for bringing a motor bike from UK and have it registered?

if buying one here, any idea where are the good motorbike shops?

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Post by Sebastian » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 12:53 am

I dont think its advisable to import one in as the bikes here (bigger CC) are relatively affordable. To bring one bike in, you would need to have custom clearance, LTA clearance etc etc etc. On top of that you would have to engage a forwarding company to ship the bike over.

On another note, if you intend to buy a bike here, you would need a valid local insurance first prior to taking the bike to the street. Of course before doing that, if you have the cash, you can just pop into any shop and tell them you wanna buy a bike. They would only need some form of identity from you, is that simple.

I would suggest you post your question on the following website, there are tonnes of other items which you may need to address, and I am sure the folks overthere can address it for you more comprehensively.

http://www.singaporebikes.com/forum/


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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 5:32 am

After seeing the hassle and expense you must go through you will not want to import a bike. See

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... rcycle.pdf

The bike cannot be more than 3 years old and you will pay lots of taxes and fees.

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Post by Grim Reaper » Wed, 06 Dec 2006 11:11 am

Contrary to cars, bikes are far cheaper in Singapore than in Europe and you save you all the hassle as noted.
Time will come....

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