View Full Version : Anybody ever imported a motorcycle?
08-11-2016, 10:43 AM
Looking at importing a motorcycle from the States, but I'm getting some conflicting information. Has anybody out there actually done it? Not looking for "maybe you need to do this" or my buddy's uncles brother did and he said he had to do .... just looking for solid answers.
Please & Thanks
08-11-2016, 11:44 AM
Call the borders that's where you will get solid answers
Find a place to store it for 72 hours state side after you submit paperwork
08-11-2016, 12:52 PM
I called the RIV people and they got me more confused. I know about the 3 day paperwork, have a place in Blaine to keep it for a few days. I'm more curious about the inspection process. RIV people say it will need a federal inspection, some people say no, including the insurance people. I would rather buy in Canada but I can't find the style I want up here
08-11-2016, 04:37 PM
street bike or offroad ?
08-12-2016, 07:57 AM
08-12-2016, 10:27 AM
08-12-2016, 04:19 PM
Just check and make shure the bike is admissible to Canada
I took a couple grand loss on a bike I bought and couldn't import because it was a European spec bike moded to meet US spec ie gray market
And was inadmissible unless brought in to be used only as parts
08-20-2016, 04:19 PM
I bought a quad in the states and I had to have it inspected befor I could insure it. Also don't lie about the price when I got to the border they looked up the ad and phoned the seller. :) Not fun.
08-20-2016, 05:13 PM
For vehicles, federal inspection for vehicles 15 years old and newer. No FEDERAL inspection on vehicles 15 years and older but provincial required.
As mentioned, best run down to the boarder and talk to someone....
Believe it or not, they are pretty open and friendly when they are comfortable your not trying to screw with them...
08-20-2016, 06:15 PM
Make sure you talk to the both side of the border Canadian and US.
08-22-2016, 07:46 AM
Meh, bought in Canada. Pics to come soon :)
08-22-2016, 10:04 AM
Way less hassle
08-22-2016, 11:19 AM
08-22-2016, 11:36 AM
2013 CVO Road King, got it with 5071 kilometers :)
08-22-2016, 11:59 AM
08-22-2016, 05:09 PM
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