Importing a Bike into the UK

  • I'm trying to wade through the labyrinth of bringing the BMW permanently to the UK in '22. Seems like I either have to pay 26% (VAT and registration) of the value which makes the idea rather silly OR, if you're lived outside the UK for the last 12 months (check) and are returning to reside in the UK (check) then there's no taxes or fees. So I'm waiting on confirmation on the latter from an importer.


    Any further advice or recommendations appreciated.

    "El piloto que se levanta es aún más grande que el piloto que no ha caido"

    2019 BMW R1250GSA "timBUCK 2"
    2020 Husqvarna FE501S
    2016 Toni Elias #24 Yoshimura GSXR Superbike "you cannot be serious?"

  • Never done it so no help with that, but have you thought of selling it there and buying another when here? Saves all the hassle and paperwork. Just a thought.

    I did but then I looked at the prices! Same cost in £ as they are in $.


    Plus we're a bit fond of Buck-2.

    "El piloto que se levanta es aún más grande que el piloto que no ha caido"

    2019 BMW R1250GSA "timBUCK 2"
    2020 Husqvarna FE501S
    2016 Toni Elias #24 Yoshimura GSXR Superbike "you cannot be serious?"

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