Thread: Import Africa Twin into the USA

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    Default Import Africa Twin into the USA

    Hello fellow riders! I have been living in South Africa for the last 6 months and I had the opportunity to purchase a 2016 Africa Twin. I have since fallen in love and cannot part. In February, I am getting ready to move back to the USA and I would like to take the bike with me. I have had a hard time searching for the criteria and rules of what is required to import a purchased motorcycle purchased over seas and then import. Any advice or links to intricate government sites would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'd start here and see if you want to go through the hassles involved.
    In the end, you'll probably decide to sell the one you have there and buy another US legal one when you get back.
    If not, maybe keep it registered in SA and go through the hassles of that.

    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...-vehicle-parts
    Jay

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    Thank you Jay! I will make some calls based on the information from this link. Always appreciate the help of a forum user.
    Last edited by garwhal; 11-14-2016 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    Have you had any luck??? I live in Costa Rica and am looking to import my African Twin , as well.

    thank you

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    Their sold here so don't see why not.

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    https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...t%20motorcycle

    This might help also. Honestly, it will be a pain but it is do able. Don't forget the taxes for import.

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