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Importing a Motorcycle

Postby sparrohwk » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:09 pm

I'm hoping to relocate to Singapore within the next year and I'm not sure if I should try to import any of my current vehicles or purchase one if/when I finally relocate. Personally I would only want a vehicle for my family (2 young children and my wife), so I would probably look at a mono-volume or mini-van when there. I have heard about the extreme prices for personal vehicles in Singapore, so I was wondering, as my vehicle, would it be worth trying to import a 1999 Harley Davidson (18000 Miles only), or would the taxes and import make this a rediculous option.

Thanks in advance for any and all advice.

-Keith

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:42 pm

You cannot import any motor vehicle over three years old. Bit of a bummer, but there you are. :-|

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

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Postby sparrohwk » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:44 pm

Thanks for the simple - straight forward answer! It's a little disheartening as I was hoping to save a few $ here and there, but I guess you just kind of have to go with the flow right?

How is the pricing on new motorcycles in Singapore? Is it exponentially higher like those of automobiles?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 5:54 pm

Yep. This ought to get you started though....

http://www.singaporebikes.com/

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Postby sparrohwk » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks again for the info, I will check it out. Will be sad *sniff* to put the old girl in storage if I am lucky enough to relocate there.

Can I ask you another brief question: I know you said you can not import anything older than 3 years, does this ring true also for classic automobiles? I know my last trip to Singapore an early 70's late 60's MGB caught my eye. I currently have a 1969 MGB myself and there is nothing better than a cruise in this car. I think it would be great to drive around that beautiful island.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 6:55 pm

sparrohwk wrote:Thanks again for the info, I will check it out. Will be sad *sniff* to put the old girl in storage if I am lucky enough to relocate there.

Can I ask you another brief question: I know you said you can not import anything older than 3 years, does this ring true also for classic automobiles? I know my last trip to Singapore an early 70's late 60's MGB caught my eye. I currently have a 1969 MGB myself and there is nothing better than a cruise in this car. I think it would be great to drive around that beautiful island.


That is correct... nothing older than 3 years and must be right hand drive. There are exceptions for 'antiques' but you cannot drive them regularly on the roads. I think I saw that MGB today... yellow, I think.

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Postby sparrohwk » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 8:14 pm

My 1969 MGB is right hand drive (bought in London and driven down to my current home in Italy). The MGB that I saw was down near UBC center (???) near Boat Quay (??), but I believe it was green or blue. It's nice to know there are other people who share the same interest there.

Personally, I would be able to get by on public transportation 95% of the time, but it would be nice to have a personal vehicle for that 5% of the time where Public Trans would not provide the adequate answer.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:57 pm

When I need that 5% I normally just rent a car. I sold my Ford & Mini Cooper almost 20 years ago.

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Postby sparrohwk » Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:49 am

What an odd coincidence.....I have a Ford and a Mini Cooper as well :) All part of the barn sale if I were to come to Singapore.


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