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    Thanks Jack. I suspect your first link explains his reluctance, as the ad said 'loud pipes'. But if people remove cats and such, how do they get them through the annual test? (Your equivalent of our MoT Test)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenerdiode View Post
    Thanks Jack. I suspect your first link explains his reluctance, as the ad said 'loud pipes'.
    Finding a used Harley in the US without loud pipes is pretty rare. Many have the stock pipes replaced before the first owner even takes delivery. I don't really understand why this is a thing with Harley riders, but it is, but they use the excuse that "Loud pipes save lives".

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenerdiode View Post
    But if people remove cats and such, how do they get them through the annual test? (Your equivalent of our MoT Test)
    I'm not sure how it is elsewhere, but in PA there is no emissions test for motorcycles, and I don't think noise level is something that's checked either. Brakes, lights, tires, and basic safety stuff is about it.

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    It was Easy

    Following up on my own thread, it is, in fact, incredibly easy. I bought a different one from a guy in Chicago, he took it with the Title to a shipper around the corner, where 'logistics' then took over. His part was just presenting the bike and Title to the shipper's warehouse. It was packed in a container and shipped via rail to Norfolk, then onto a vessel that chugged up and down the east coast for a while, dropping in to the likes of Savannah before crossing the Atlantic. On my side, it had a few drop-offs in Europe then finally to Felixstowe.

    Felixstowe is almost exactly 300 miles door-to-door for me; and even though a UK mile is the same as a US mile, and cruising speeds with a 'U-Haul' type clumpy trailer on the back will be similar, it can still take eight hours on a normal day.

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    What I am looking at is used vehicles in the prestige, exotic or classic sectors so Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston Martin etc. I have been doing some research and it seems these vehicles are substantially cheaper in the States than Europe with the added benefit of coming from warmer climates so little rust etc.

    Exporting seems quite easy, however does anyone know what the import duty would be on such vehicles and as they are second hand do they attract VAT?
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    This may help explain the costs and procedures re importing to the UK (similar rules apply in the EU at the moment!) https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk

    Don't underestimate the cost, time and complexity of making the vehicles meet local Type Approval requirements...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrolDave View Post
    This may help explain the costs and procedures re importing to the UK (similar rules apply in the EU at the moment!) https://www.gov.uk/importing-vehicles-into-the-uk

    Don't underestimate the cost, time and complexity of making the vehicles meet local Type Approval requirements...
    With regards to importing from the EU (at least now, pre whatever Brexit brings us), I found it to be very simple.

    I bought a motorcycle from Italy: went over to view, paid the man cash, brought it home in a van and once here filled in the NOVA declaration which is basically a form to see how much tax needs to be paid - in my case none as an old vehicle. Then it needed an MOT to ensure it conformed to the relative standards, once done I sent off the paperwork to DVLA along with the fee (85 IIRC) plus the road tax amount and was issued with a UK registration document and number plate within around a week.

    I was surprised at how straight forward it was, however I imagine importing from outside the EU would be trickier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukedesmo View Post
    I was surprised at how straight forward it was, however I imagine importing from outside the EU would be trickier?
    Since the vehicle regulations are harmonised throughout the EU a vehicle from Italy wouldn't need (m)any modifications (position of rear fog light, dipped beam pattern?) but from the US/Canada more modifications will be needed - rear blinkers must be orange and separate from the brake lights being the most obvious and from a cosmetic standpoint the AM radio will tune in 10kHz steps instead of 9kHz steps, etc.

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