So, if I'm in the US, is there any way to purchase a special edition bike only sold in another country?

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4/30/2019 11:14 AM

And get it to me in NC.

This isn't exactly what I'm speaking of but something like the KTM Cairoli or Herlings replica.

I'm a serious buyer but not sure where to start.

Any help would be appreciated.

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4/30/2019 11:44 AM

You would most likely have to contact a dealer over in Europe, wire transfer the money and arrange shipping from there to the US.

Personally I don't think it's worth it. Why? I believe the only difference is graphics. Just get those done, slap them on a US special edition and call it a day.

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4/30/2019 11:54 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

You would most likely have to contact a dealer over in Europe, wire transfer the money and arrange shipping from there to the US.

Personally I don't think it's worth it. Why? I believe the only difference is graphics. Just get those done, slap them on a US special edition and call it a day.

X2 buy buy the usa bike, make the graphics

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4/30/2019 11:56 AM

Vehicles (anything with a VIN) will be a customs nightmare. If it isn't sold in the US, there's a reason.

You'd be better off buying it in the country where it is located, disassembling it, and sending it over as parts in separate boxes. Maybe even at separate times. Good luck getting it registered, if your state requires that.

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4/30/2019 11:57 AM

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4/30/2019 12:01 PM

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4/30/2019 12:09 PM

Just send me the money, I‘ll buy one for you wink

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4/30/2019 12:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/30/2019 12:39 PM

Yeah, sounds like a headache. I wasn't talking an SX though. Rather a special EXC. But nonetheless it could be made I guess.

I'm used to, in the drum world, just getting stuff from Germany and other countries on containers with no issues. Apples to oranges, though, obviously.

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4/30/2019 12:57 PM

You can have one flown over on a jet for about 4 grand. Gets here quick...

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4/30/2019 1:14 PM

Rad idea but fyi Shipping logistics could bring a big headache, and as well the potential for it to be held in customs for however long while processing.

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4/30/2019 3:05 PM

I bought a 57 Chevy in the USA, had a shipping company do the logistics and customs. It took about 3 weeks to deliver the car from South Dakota to my house in south Germany.

I think it wouldn’t be such a big deal to do this the other way around with a KTM.

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4/30/2019 3:22 PM

There are very few problems in this world that money cannot solve. This certainly isn't one of those problems.

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4/30/2019 4:02 PM

Just a paper trail, money and some time..not a big deal.

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4/30/2019 4:07 PM

If I could reach someone who was a KTM dealer over in Austria or Europe they could at least tell me if remotely feasible. I spoke to KTM USA and they were basically saying find a dealer in Europe.

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4/30/2019 4:08 PM

flatout111 wrote:

If I could reach someone who was a KTM dealer over in Austria or Europe they could at least tell me if remotely feasible. I spoke to KTM USA and they were basically saying find a dealer in Europe.

Try Kostler in Germany.

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4/30/2019 5:56 PM

Special EXC, you're talking about the Six Days edition?

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4/30/2019 6:50 PM

Motofinne wrote:

Special EXC, you're talking about the Six Days edition?

No, I've heard from a pretty good source that for 2020 KTM is releasing a Taddy Blazusiak replica EXC 300. Taddy is my all time favorite rider. Period. No one is even close. I've followed him since he, as an unknown, burst onto the scene at Erzberg in 07, thru his domination of hard enduro early on (5 wins at the Iron Giant and a lot at Hell's Gate) to his domination of Endurocross and Super Enduro. I didn't get an FE this past year because I heard this was possible and I've heard it's happening. I realize a lot of it is graphics and blah blah but he is my all time favorite rider and I would give up about anything to have one.

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4/30/2019 7:27 PM

newmann wrote:

You can have one flown over on a jet for about 4 grand. Gets here quick...

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I'm thinking Seinfeld. And a big loud disgruntled. NEWMANN.... Damn you newmann

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5/1/2019 8:40 AM

Call Chip Munn at Munn Racing KTM in Waco , TX 1-888-850-7437 He'll tell you what you need to do and can probably help you do it.

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5/1/2019 9:12 AM

Contact DocWob as he does a lot of importing the other way so should be able to steer you in the right direction:

rob@docwob.com

https://www.docwob.com/

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5/1/2019 9:32 AM

Cannot be done. You cant import a current year model vehicle in to the country that isnt available on the HTSA registered vehicle importation manifest. You can perition for a provision, and get it approved, but you will have to pay for everything upfront and risk them denying it.

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5/1/2019 10:17 AM

Ok, guys. I've put a few feelers out. I realize it's a long shot but something like this has been done before. That I can attest to. So we'll see. Thanks for the assistance.

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5/1/2019 12:02 PM

the old way was, flying to the country, buy bike, break down bike, put into suitcases, carry the motor on as hand luggage, (so you dont have to pay for the overweight) . modern airport security makes this not as much as an option now,

we sold a bike here in NZ to a couple of brazilians who has been surfing around in, we packed the bike excluding the motor into 2 surfboard bags .and then got a case made for the motor to put into the hold, import taxes are huge over there so this was a way to avoid them,

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5/2/2019 5:18 PM

Seems like it would be easy to do up here in Washington. I can understand that there might normally be some issues licensing a bike for "on road use" in many states, but up here you can license just about anything that meets the lighting, mirror, horn, DOT tire type of qualifications. Once it's licensed in a state I'm told it's fairly easy to transfer to another state.

Importing just to ride off-road should be much easier, though. Guys have been allowed to import crazy exotic cars as collectibles with the caveat that they could only be driven on a track for a long time. A bike shouldn't be any different, or at least any more difficult. Getting an ORV/OHV sticker might be harder to do, though, but probably not too difficult anywhere outside of California.

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5/2/2019 6:27 PM

Just to add....I bought a 14 TM 250 from Canada. 2014 TMs were not imported into the USA and it was a huge hassle with the EPA to get an exemption and import the bike. I’m sure you would run into the same issues.

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