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Old 27th May 2011, 21:22   #1
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Did a quick search but couldnt find any threads on this, so here goes..

Has anyone had any experience/info on bringing in a motorcycle from overseas for the purpose of riding around India for a few months, and then taking it back when leaving the country.

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Yes, I imported my BMW R1200GS on a temporary carnet to india during the end of 2010 and did a fabulous trip. The carnet procedure is not too complicated provided your designated clearing agent in India knows his job. If you plan to ship it by sea, my clearing agent in Cochin seaport is really good at it. If you are shipping by air, I can search out a german rider who shipped his 1200GS Adv to Delhi and cleared it from there.

The general details for Carnet import to India are mentioned in my below link on another forum (my ride report is also at the bottom of this link in my signature).

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Thanks Haroon. This is exactly what I wanted

I'm stilling thinking over whether to do this or not - a ride around parts of India sounds alluring to me. The bike Im bringing over is a Street Triple R..just worried about possibility of running out of spares etc

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Thanks Haroon. This is exactly what I wanted

I'm stilling thinking over whether to do this or not - a ride around parts of India sounds alluring to me. The bike Im bringing over is a Street Triple R..just worried about possibility of running out of spares etc

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Hans, quite a few mechanics in the major metros like, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, bangalore etc are familiar with the inline 4s from japan. I am sure they can work on Triumphs also, however, spare parts etc will just not be available for your Triumph.

Sure touring on your own bike is much more fun, but if you want to rent a bike (No, Royal Enfield is not the only option!), an outfit in bangalore also does tour packages with their Suzuki DR650, here is their link (indiMotard adventures - motorcycle experiences, india and beyond!).

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Two similar threads :

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...3-lhd-bmw.html (Importing a '73 LHD BMW?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...ring-back.html (I want to take a bike abroad for a trip and bring it back.)

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