April 17, 2017 at 10:56 am #6799
John MarchantParticipantRegular 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?
April 17, 2017 at 11:10 am #6805
Eric HuttonParticipantRegular Member
The first thing that come to my mind is Hatton Insurance in Duncan. He has raced internationally and may be of help.
April 26, 2017 at 2:54 pm #6924
William HardwickParticipantNew 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
June 20, 2017 at 9:23 am #9166
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
June 20, 2017 at 10:16 am #9176
Neil ElliottParticipantRegular Member
I too am interested in doing this; keeping a bike in Europe.
do I find Dave and Brenda via the member directory?
June 20, 2017 at 11:13 am #9184
Grant FengstadKeymasterRegular Member
Yes, they are in the member directory.
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