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  • #6799

    John Marchant

    Regular Member

    My wife and I are discussing going to Europe and, either buying a motorcycle over there, or shipping a Canadian Bike. I’ve yet to talk to ICBC, but I’m willing to bet they won’t have anything to do with the “Ship to Europe and leave it there for a few years” option.

    I have found an Irish motorcycle dealer/supplier/??? (https://motofeirme.com/about/) and wonder if anyone in BeeCee Beemers has experience with this company. It is our intention to tour Europe for six months of the year, leaving the bike there and returning from time to time. We both have dual, Canadian/Irish Citizenship and this seems like a good fit.

    Our problem is that we are experiencing some difficulty in sourcing European Comprehensive/Fire&Theft insurance. It appears that 3rd party Liability Insurance is readily available, but that’s it.

    Can anyone comment?


  • #6805

    Eric Hutton

    Regular Member

    The first thing that come to my mind is Hatton Insurance in Duncan. He has raced internationally and may be of help.

  • #6924

    William Hardwick

    New Member

    The first time I shipped a bike to Europe I bought European Comprehensive/Fire & Theft insurance from Motorcycle Express (see Horizons Unlimited website). It was not cheap and after the first trip I relied on a chain, cover and so common sense.

    Try the following:

    Motorcycle Express in New Jersey
    Knopftours in Heidelberg
    Mototouring in Milan

    ICBC was useless in providing information and their coverage is of no use over seas. Only need it to ride to the shipper or airport.
    Good luck & safe travels
    William P Hardwick

  • #9166

    Michael McPeak


    Hi John
    Dave and Brenda Douglas have done what you are wanting to doAnd it was quite the learning curve. They keep a 1150rt in England and tour Europe every year on it.

    I suggest you contact them on how they got this done.
    – Michael McPeak

  • #9176

    Neil Elliott

    Regular Member

    I too am interested in doing this; keeping a bike in Europe.
    do I find Dave and Brenda via the member directory?

  • #9184

    Grant Fengstad

    Regular Member

    Yes, they are in the member directory.

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