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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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910 int'l puchasing situation..?

hey guys.

No, I don't have one yet, but I remember very distinctively the first article I saw in one of the magazines featuring the up-coming brutale serie oro.

that was a few years ago, and I've been drooling ever since.

SITUATION: My company is moving me to Zurich for the next few years. I leave September 5th. I want to get a 910, but I am torn between grabbing one now + shipping - vs. - buying a euro-spec bike once I get there.

I don't know what the emission standards are, and I am having a hell of a time trying to find out what the expenses will be besides shipping, taxes, reg./licensing, mph-to-kmh. A new brutale in CH/surrounding countries (even Italy!) is significantly more expensive... no joke... few grand. So, if I shouldn't have to dump $3k into some crazy emission conversion, I can actually save a few bucks by purchasing here.

let me know your thoughts... perhaps some of you have experience with this.

my name is dougan, I currently ride the "trickest" ktm duke II you've ever seen (my favorite bike ever!) & a 954RR. pleasure to meet you all... hope to "officially" join you soon.

cheers.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 07:58 PM
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Dougan,

First of all, welcome to MVAgusta.net! Good choice with the Brutale, I'm sure whatever choice you make will be a great one. I'm sure guys on the board should be able to better inform you about the international fees and differences.

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Welcome to the forum dougan. Hopefully someone has some info for your situation.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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another question....

I have this terrible problem with a need to personalize bikes. I've already priced out my painting situation, but has anyone powder-coated their 5-spoke (star) wheels?

Am I gonna have to get the berrings re-pressed for this? ...experiences? ...cost? ...does a matte black, or gloss black 5-spoke exist?

thanks guys. dougan.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 08:29 PM
I know in Italy it's not a problem to keep the bike licensed in the US as long as you also keep your US driver's license as well as address. I know a guy that kept a Monster there for a couple years with no issues. As long as you get local insurance, you're covered. The Swiss though are a lot stiffer than the Italians so this may not be possible. Why don't you tell your company to send you to Milan instead?
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I'm sure they wouldn't mind me living in Milan... as long as i was happy with 8 hours of commuting everyday.

In order for me to have an int'l license (which I will need while living there), I have to give-up my states license.
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do you actually have to give up a US license? I know swiss isn't EU, so i'm not really sure, but for other EU (UK for me), a US license isn't worth anything. you can't exchange it, so better off just taking the tests as a newbie.

You should get the IDP anyway (though they probably don't require it), which requires you to have the underlying license be valid.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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tkyo lunch... thank you....

ok... well, the information I have, both through my company resouces & through contact with various x-pats in CH, is very similar to that of the EU for driving. My CA frivers license isn't worth a thing. They will let me skip the driving test with it, but I have to take the written (something similar to our written exam), and then once I get my idp, I can use it in the states, but my states license is no longer valid.

apparently i can't have two licenses.

I can't maintain a US licensed motorcycle in CH.

are the EU bikes set to any different emission standards than US bikes, to your knowledge?

thanks again.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 01:30 AM
 
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when it comes to taking a US bike into EU (Swiss has some partner thing with EU) an re-license it as a EU bike I wouldn't suggest that. Import bikes into the EU isn't that easy. Even if the bike is the same the paper will state that it's US spec bike

Maybee you could as the swiss MV importer for help. They might be able to light up your issue.

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