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  1. #1 Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    Hi,
    I know this has been asked before, but I can't find any recent (up-to-date) threads on this site or elsewhere.
    I'm moving to Beijing in December from Europe and I'd like to bring my bike with me if possible - it's a BMW R1200GS Adventure (1200cc). Is it currently possible to import a foreign bike and, if so, what are the likely costs? I assume I'd need a local agent to help with all of the paperwork (especially as I don't speak Chinese)?
    The bike is currently registered in the UK and I have a UK motorcycle licence. Currently I have only a tourist visa for China, but I will apply for a resident permit when I arrive; my wife is already working in Beijing on a work permit, so it should be no problem for me to get residency as "accompanying family". I don't know if any bike import/registration would need to wait until I have gained residency. We are living between 3rd and 4th ring roads, Chaoyang Park area.
    Any knowledgeable, current advice would be appreciated.
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    Marius
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  2. #2 Re: Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    You can't do it. Sell it, or store it, and buy something when you get to China.
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  3. #3 Re: Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    OK, thanks.
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    ChinaV is absolutely right, unless u r a diplomat. But you are lucky because a lot of new bikes available nowadays in all price ranges. But consider: what costs nothing is nothing. If u want to by a used bike better look into the foreign community because the locals have the habbit to put lots of gimicks on their biked in unprofessional ways. Also many bikes are poorly maintained.
    Especially in the expat community is coming and going. So there are permanently some bikes for sale.
    Final hint: even if cheaper -> never go for illegal bikes with fake plates. Nowadays u might be faster deported than u came in.

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  5. #5 Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    Could anyone recomend a company that can assist in importing a R22 from the states? any one got any bad/good experiences? also what sort of costs are involved, any advice/help would be Appreciated.

    Thanks
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  6. #6 Re: Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamilleli View Post
    Could anyone recomend a company that can assist in importing a R22 from the states? any one got any bad/good experiences? also what sort of costs are involved, any advice/help would be Appreciated.

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    I don't think anyone knows what an R22 is. Even if they did, you can't import it.
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  7. #7 Importing a Bike from Europe 
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    Trying that now as well and still does not seem to be working.... rhino 4 I did not have this problem, I just put rhino 5 on and has not been going so smoothly ..... thanks
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