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export motorbike to europe

Postby smetsd » Thu, 01 Jul 2010 9:56 am

Hello guys,

i'm wondering if anybody knows how to export a motorbike from Singapore to Europe (Belgium) ?

i still have to ask a few garages about it, if it got more info from them, i'll update this thread with it.

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Didier

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Postby curiousgeorge » Fri, 02 Jul 2010 4:59 pm

Doubt many people can share that kind of experience. It would have to be a VERY special bike to even consider doing an export from SG to Europe.

SG prices for bikes are so inflated that my 2 yr old bike I could sell now in SG and with the proceeds buy TWO new bikes of the same model back in the UK!

Duty, ARF, COE etc...guess you have to go through a lot of paperwork to claim back the PARF/COE rebates, de-register the bike etc etc.

http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/o ... ister.html

This is the Singapore process. Then you need a shipping agent to collect and deliver to Belgium then go thru the tax/duty/import registration process over there.

From someone who has imported from the UK to SG, I got to say, it must be a REALLY special bike!

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 02 Jul 2010 5:57 pm

The shipping process itself is quite simple. You find a motorcycle shipper. You get a shipping pallet from them. Most pallets are two parts... base and a cover. You tie down the bike after removing oil, fuel (you may need to dry it as well), and maybe coolant. Probably need to remove battery as well.

Shipping agent comes out, verifies bike tie down, closes shipping pallet and hauls it off. Most of these guys can also ensure that your bike gets through customs and ends up on your doorstep in Belgium.

What you will need to know is Belgium import requirements... everything from evidence of ownership, to taxes, import duties, inspections, registration, new title, etc.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 2:10 pm

When I shipped my bike here last year, there was no need to drain any fluids, just disconnect the battery.

I used a specialist bike shipping company, literally rode in, gave them the keys and waved goodbye. They palleted and crated it. You might save a tiny amount on the shipping if you remove the windscreen, front wheel etc to get the physical size smaller.

Google for Horizons Unlimited - its a motorcycle adventure travel web site, and they have a load of resources, including information on shipping bikes around the world, with prices.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 2:27 pm

This information might be a bit old, but might help:

AP Logistics Pte. Ltd. Ask for Shawn or Gurmit. 77, High Street, #10-02, High Street Plaza, Singapore 179433. Tel: 63380830 Fax: 63387802

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Postby bluenose » Mon, 09 Aug 2010 5:14 am

one of our guys shipped his harley back to Denmark and cost him more than he paid for the bike!!!


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