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Transatlantic Shipping

Discussion in 'Motoring' started by Monty Burns, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Monty Burns

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    Hey guys

    Im gona be moving to china in about 6 months for around 18 months stay. I wana take my Ducati 998.

    Anyone shipped anything like a car or motorbike transatlantic before? How did you go about it? *roughly* how much did you pay for your vehicle? Did they protect it well (physically)? Can you recommend any companies that do this sort of thing?


    Cheers for any help!
     
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    you need to check to laws for the counrty you are shipping into - it might need bits and bobs done to pass their version of an MOT, and some countries charge tax on the vehicle that is being imported.

    Also you might have to reigister the vehicle in that country and change its plates if you are staying for that length of time.

    Give the embassy a call and see what they have to say, as for shipping try

    http://www.cartransportbroker.co.uk/
    http://www.worldfreight.co.uk/

    I haven't used them so I can't recommend any
     
  3. Monty Burns

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    Thanks for the URL's Andy. Quotes requested :thumbsup:

    Already had one quote at 1500gbp, which is sligtly cheaper than expected :smashin:
     
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    Check out what you have to do to make it legal for their roads too... they do have a rather strict MOT type test.. and i don't know whether it'd apply to your bike.
    Nice bike by the way... I love the sound of those things... :thumbsup:
     
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    :rotfl: They have a strict MOT thing!? From what i've seen on TV it just appears that it needs to have wheels hehehe.

    I will investigate though, best be safe than staying at the local police station ;)


    Now, I have to wonder if you have heard one with Termi' exhausts, if you aint, its a whole diferent ball game. Yeah standards are good, but check out the neighbourhood waking Termi's!
     
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    Sorry for a min i thought you'd said Japan... sorry my brain is somewhere else today.
     
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    Nah poke that! China 4tw!

    I believe the Japs have a law about you can only ride a bike you can stand up (from laying on its side) solo. **** dat! Even a Duc is still very heavy to lift (180kg) from the side without snapping some of the fairing... :eek:
     

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