View Full Version : Does anyone know about importing bikes from Japan?
20-05-04, 06:13 PM
Basically compliance, etc. etc.
Yamaha R1/R6 mainly for road use and also for track use.
i know they import a heap of cbr250rr's so there is someone doing it. personally i have never imported a bike so i wouldnt know.
be careful on the R's, i hear the gearbox is like glass... you go to yamaha for waranty and they claim abuse, so importing one could be costly if the gbox is fukd
if you have time, start looking!
02-06-04, 07:07 PM
Tony: I've asked this question on here before and the general concensus was that it's not worth it as it ends up costing about the same as buying thhe bike here. Do a search for my thread.
02-06-04, 07:14 PM
Not only that, the Japanese bikes have the 180km/h speedo and limiter. I wouldn't think this is a real problem but some obviosly think so, as a Japanese friend of mine is finding it tough to sell used bikes in Japan. As many dealers are bringing in the same bike from overseas, be it US or UK spec which have a few things different to the J Spec bikes even though they came out from the same factory in Japan. For bikes heading overseas, after manufacture they are send to get certain things changed or modified to comply with that country's regulations.
The only time I would buy a Japanese bike would be only if that particular bike weren't offered in Aust, and as Zac said the cost for those particular sort after bike aren't cheap as well.
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