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Two Low Milage 996 ABS ST4S's - Plus a Bonus Holiday in NZ!!!
« Reply #1 on: 18 Nov 2010, 05:38 PM »
This is exactly how my current bike arrived, and it was all a beauty. Costa from NZ Motorcycle Imports Direct is a totally reliable, honest and helpful fellow, and runs a shop that makes starting a brilliant NZ holiday with one of his fine bikes oh-so-easy. There was no drama with Kosta adding a Ventura bag to the bike to give us lots of luggage capacity, and at a good price too!

Costa has just mentioned he has got two more ST4S ABS pannier bikes in stock, see http://www.mid.co.nz/?id=117 With the current exchange rate of 1.27 that makes the 7,000km bike $9,450 (http://www.mid.co.nz/?id=193) and the 20,000km bike $8,660 (http://www.mid.co.nz/?id=181).

On top of this would be $1,285 for return transport (http://www.getrouted.com.au/documents/2011NZBikeShippingexSydney_002.pdf). NZ rego for 6 months is about $300 (which Kosta can organize, but you MUST sort out an NZ address to use, in our case we have a rel in NZ), the cool thing is you can ride around NSW on NZ rego until it runs out then it is a blue slip (from the Newcastle Motorcycle Doctor behind Frasers) for local rego, this is an easy process. You will need import paperwork and an Australian Compliance sticker which all up costs about $400 and takes 6 weeks, DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!!

You MAY be up for GST of 10% but I didn't get charged this which I think was because the sales receipt showed I had just paid 12% NZ GST. Even with the GST and all the costs this is a better price than an ABS model with panniers can be picked up in this country, so pretty much it is a free motorcycling holiday in a fantastic destination where you just pay food and lodging, at 80% of our local prices! It was quite easy to get cheap bike and travel insurance which we did, but didn't need to use of course.

If the idea appeals to you then buy one of the bikes and contact me for some more details on how to do the trip, there definitely are a couple of tricks to making all the paperwork happen smoothly! In case you are wondering there is no kick-back to me in any way for this note, I just like to see good guys supported.

As a PS I absolutely intend to go back for a "proper" holiday in NZ (4 weeks at least) sometime, it would be totally feasible to get a group thing happening. If that idea strikes a chord we should start another topic and get into it a bit....?
« Last Edit: 18 Nov 2010, 06:56 PM by VinceS »
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