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    Selling a non-USA plated R1200RT in the USA?

    Selling a non-USA plated R1200RT in the USA?

    Hi folks,

    This year I had the pleasure of riding my 2012 R1200RT from Guatemala to Richmond, VA for the national and I had a great time!

    I left my bike stored at an independent BMW shop 30mins from rally site in VA where I expected to pick it back this October and ride it back home. Unfortunately, life got it the way and I wonít be able to go back this year. Perhaps I would be able to go back in May next year, but thatís in the air too.

    Considering my options, it occurred to me that perhaps somebody would be interested in buying a Guatemalan plated bike in the USA, for the right price of course.

    Has anybody here done such a transaction? How involved is the paperwork? Any idea of what good price would be?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Regards,
    Mario
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    Quote Originally Posted by enriquez View Post
    Selling a non-USA plated R1200RT in the USA?

    Hi folks,

    This year I had the pleasure of riding my 2012 R1200RT from Guatemala to Richmond, VA for the national and I had a great time!

    I left my bike stored at an independent BMW shop 30mins from rally site in VA where I expected to pick it back this October and ride it back home. Unfortunately, life got it the way and I wonít be able to go back this year. Perhaps I would be able to go back in May next year, but thatís in the air too.

    Considering my options, it occurred to me that perhaps somebody would be interested in buying a Guatemalan plated bike in the USA, for the right price of course.

    Has anybody here done such a transaction? How involved is the paperwork? Any idea of what good price would be?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Regards,
    Mario
    What paperwork did you fill out when you brought it into the US? That's the first step.Then you need to register it and obtain a proper title so you can then sell and sign the title over.
    2010 R1200RT, 2022 G310R
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    Quote Originally Posted by etiennelau View Post
    What paperwork did you fill out when you brought it into the US? That's the first step.Then you need to register it and obtain a proper title so you can then sell and sign the title over.
    Papework at the border is mainly a permit on my passport to use the road and proof the bike was interned legally, as the bike wasn't being imported.

    The bike dash in KM instead of miles, which make me believe is more of a EURO spec.

    Regards,
    Mario
    2012 BMW R1200RT

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    You are going need to legally import the bike into the US in order to register it in the US. Best to Google the US gov web sites for the specific details

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    Likely have to be in the US to get a title which is needed to sell it.
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    Having previously tried to import my Honda Civic 1992. You need to obtain proper paperwork stating you're legally importing the motorcycle. I was not succesfull for other reasons. But you'll need to obtain a letter from BMW Motorrad US stating your VIN satisfies and meets US DOT standards, once you have that letter you then take that letter and complete the IMPORT process with US Customs. And then you obtain a Title from your local authorities.
    2010 R1200RT, 2022 G310R
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    2007 Burgman 400 - Sold
    Now DFW, TX, used to live - Vancouver, BC

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    Thank you, will do that.

    Regards,
    Mario
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