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Registering a motorbike in Italy after Brexit

Old Aug 18th 2021, 8:58 pm
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Hi all,
I wonder if anyone has done this recently with either a car or motorcycle (i guess the process would be the same).
I have a Suzuki gsr750 from 2014, and would like to know if is worth it to take all the way to Italy.
We are moving to north of italy, near Padova.
Any experiences would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Aug 22nd 2021, 1:22 pm
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I doubt Brexit has changed anything regards registering, still the same issues and cost. The ACI site will have details and an idea of cost.
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Old Aug 23rd 2021, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by NicholasN View Post
Hi all,
I wonder if anyone has done this recently with either a car or motorcycle (i guess the process would be the same).
I have a Suzuki gsr750 from 2014, and would like to know if is worth it to take all the way to Italy.
We are moving to north of italy, near Padova.
Any experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Hi, we are in the process of re-registering our car. For a small fee your local ACI office will manage the process for you.

Go armed with the usual suspects:
Registration document (on this occasion we were also asked for proof of purchase….)
Certificate of Conformity (going directly to the dealership meant the cost for us was half that quoted by an online website)
Carta d’Identita
I’ve just realised I was not asked for my driving licence - we did switch our driving licences with them last year so maybe he already has a copy….)

He has confirmed that it will be the exact same for the motorbike when it arrives.

Best of luck
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Old Aug 23rd 2021, 12:37 pm
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Thank you very much.
I would prefer if ACI are able to do this for me and is good to know they can!

Now i need to find a cheap enough transporter to bring this to Italy.
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Old Aug 24th 2021, 8:29 am
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Thank you very much.
I would prefer if ACI are able to do this for me and is good to know they can!

Now i need to find a cheap enough transporter to bring this to Italy.
Hi Nicholas, we had lots of fun and games trying to find a company to transport the bike to Italy. Much more complicated post Brexit. Free movement has gone by the wayside so the possibility of taxes etc. In the end we used a company called Chas Mortimer. The bike is due to be delivered this Thursday so I can update you after that.
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Thank you Dreamo.
How much did you pay for the transport, and I imagine you will pay VAT when importing your bike too?
My bike is not too expensive and I really need to weigh all these costs before making a decision.

I have it from new and find it really hard to say goodbye

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Thank you Dreamo.
How much did you pay for the transport, and I imagine you will pay VAT when importing your bike too?
My bike is not too expensive and I really need to weigh all these costs before making a decision.

I have it from new and find it really hard to say goodbye
May be a daft suggestion, but have you thought about putting a post on a motorbike forum to see if anyone wants to ride it over?
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Thank you Dreamo.
How much did you pay for the transport, and I imagine you will pay VAT when importing your bike too?
My bike is not too expensive and I really need to weigh all these costs before making a decision.

I have it from new and find it really hard to say goodbye
£550 door to door Nicholas.

The officials told us that tax should not be due, they used the example of a lawn mower!! If we brought our old sit on lawn mower from the UK to Italy tax is not due but apparently transporting bikes slipped through the net when the rules were being drawn up.
He said riding it through the border should be fine but there were 2 instances where the owners was told to pay tax or turn around. He reckoned an overzealous border control chap. But, this is 2 instances out of 1000s of bikes travelling through the border.
Some transport companies tell you to expect to pay the tax but other say it’s ok.

As far as I know our bike is now in Italy and winging its way to us. I’ll confirm once its safely arrived.
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Old Sep 4th 2021, 8:58 pm
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Haven't thought about it but it is not a bad idea. I will have a look and see what is out there. Thank for the suggestion.
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Old Sep 4th 2021, 9:01 pm
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Hi Dreamo,
I got in touch with the company you suggested and they quoted me much more, it was £575 for the bike only, and then some £350 more for both customs clearance , plus that he said i would have to pay VAT for it too.
Have you had yours delivered yet? If yes have you had to pay anything extra at the customs?

I am curious to find out your expereince ince you start the registration process too.

Thank you!
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Hi Dreamo,
I got in touch with the company you suggested and they quoted me much more, it was £575 for the bike only, and then some £350 more for both customs clearance , plus that he said i would have to pay VAT for it too.
Have you had yours delivered yet? If yes have you had to pay anything extra at the customs?

I am curious to find out your expereince ince you start the registration process too.

Thank you!
Apologies for the delay Nicholas.
That’s really surprising. The bike arrived safely, no customs or VAT.
We also recommended them to a friend who received the same quote as us.
Would you like me to chat to them on your behalf? Happy to as something seems wrong. 😔

Another thought, if anything ours should have been a little more expensive as we are further south meaning a longer drive…… 🤔
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If you move to Italy with your bike, you have to register it with Italian license plates within two months of obtaining your residency in Italy. If you don’t, your bike could be impounded.
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Old Sep 7th 2021, 7:35 am
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If you move to Italy with your bike, you have to register it with Italian license plates within two months of obtaining your residency in Italy. If you don’t, your bike could be impounded.
I did not realize it was as little as 2 months. We had our UK car here for some years but I think we were lucky 🍀
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Old Sep 8th 2021, 8:14 pm
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I wouldn't mind at all you chatting with them, and thank you for offering.
It is really strange for the price difference then if someone else whom you recommended have paid the same.

Even more so if you say you live further down south than me in Padova.
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Old Sep 8th 2021, 8:38 pm
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I wouldn't mind at all you chatting with them, and thank you for offering.
It is really strange for the price difference then if someone else whom you recommended have paid the same.

Even more so if you say you live further down south than me in Padova.
No problem, I’ll contact them tomorrow Nicholas and let you know how I get on 🥀
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